One of Macau’s oldest swimming pools, Estoril swimming pool complex is situated at the heart of the city’s cultural district, a minute away from Tap Seac Square and some other spots, such as the Macau Central Library. It’s called “Estoril” (which is the name of a municipality in Portugal, close to Lisbon) because it’s located nearby an former hotel with the same name.
Surrounded by several schools and a sports complex, the location favors youth activities and it’s great for all ages. It’s an olympic pool, meaning it has different depths, great for people looking to stretch, swim different styles without reaching its bottom. There are lavatories, lockers and changing rooms for people to change into swimming gear and it’s not allowed to go into the swimming pool area without showering first.
Sunbathers can also benefit from this venue, as it has direct sun for several hours–more than most public pools in town–sometimes until 6:00pm. However, it does not have sun beds, only some chairs. It also has a wide seating area for people who don’t want to go into the water, but rather relax under some shade. We’ve included this venue on our list of the best public pools in Macau. Entrance is MOP $15 per person.
Opening hours: daily, 7:00am–12:00pm and 1:00pm–10:30pm