Surround the family in nature with a day at Hac Sa Reservoir Country Park. Whether you choose to do BBQ, hop around the playground, rent pedalo boats, or take a walk around the family trail, your day will be filled with adventure. Find your way to the Jacaranda Kiosk to rent pedalo boats and as you splash around the reservoir be sure to take in the spectacular mountain view. Afterwards, stretch your legs on the Long Chao Kok Family Trail. The 45-minute leisurely walk divided into three paths, Rockview Path Seaview Path, and Red Leaves Path will allow the whole family to gaze over the serene mountains and sea that encompass Coloane. Round up the day with a BBQ feast as the kids slide and sprint around the playground.
Unearth your own slice of fun in the sun, at this beautiful black sand beach on Coloane Island. A picturesque place to swim, surf, or laze the day away, Hac Sa Beach is a calming alternative to the fast paced action of the casinos. A newly redone boardwalk allows for casual strolls while the smoke and aromas from the street vendors will whet your appetite. And as an added bonus just across the way is a wonderful community park with a playground, tennis courts, football courts, ping pong tables, and a swimming pool.
Tucked away on a hillside in Seac Pai Van Park, the Macao Giant Panda Pavilion is home to two rare giant pandas, Kai Kai and Xin Xin. The pavilion is beautifully designed to imitate nature with a translucent roof to allow for natural light in the indoor enclosure and a rock wall was installed in the outside quarters to further mimic their habitat features. We recommend that you visit during feeding times, as this is when the pandas are most alert and active. Seac Pai Van Park has several other attractions that will keep you busy all day; a walk at the aviary, a small zoo (with monkeys, a peacock, and an American Toucan), a medicinal plant garden, an exotic plant garden, and of course a playground for the kids to run around.
Guia Fortress and Cable Car
Guia Fortress is a beautiful historical landmark that sits at the highest point in Macau. Parents will love the impressive 360 views of the city and the Pearl River Delta while the kids will love the open space for running, playing, and exploring. Start your adventure by taking a Cable Car at the Flora Garden Gate, where you will exit onto an awesome playground for the kids. Once you have spent some energy there, continue up on foot to the lighthouse for the best views of Macau. On your way up, give the kids a peek into the war tunnels and when you reach the top don’t forget to take a look around the beautiful Chapel of Our Lady Guia.
Taipa Grande Natural Park and Grass Toboggan
Got a wriggly little one? Let them steam off some of that energy at the fantastic playground located on the top of Taipa Grande Natural Park. Offering spectacular views of the Taipa skyline, your children can take off on a swing while watching a plane meet the clouds or slide down a 20-meter grass toboggan as the Cotai Strip comes to life. When you are finished sliding and gliding why not take a leisurely walk around the 4 km nature trail that surrounds the hill. Lastly, before heading back to your hotel, have a look at the bronze statues honoring some of Macau’s most famous citizens that outline the park’s street.