Located between the Macau Peninsula and the island of Coloane, Taipa used to be a rural part of Macau that was unspoilt and quiet. Nowadays this has changed and Taipa has a range of hotels, casinos, and is even home to the Macau International airport.
One of the highlights of a trip to Taipa is Taipa Village, particularly as none of its casinos are very interesting. The village has bikes for rent and there are paved roads that don’t see many cars allowing you to cycle in relative safety and take in the scenery. If you prefer to go on foot then there are also walking trails along two of Taipa’s hills, particularly on the east side of the island although these are unpaved so make sure to wear walking shoes or boots if possible and take care during the raining season.
Taipa makes a nice change from the rest of Macau and although it is now more built up than it used to be there are still pockets such as Taipa Village where bike riding is possible and a slower pace of life can be enjoyed. There are also nature trails around two of Taipa’s hills that can be explored on foot, and this part of Macau allows you to get outdoors and experience a bit of the more traditional side of Macau.