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You’ll find several scenic parks just a short trip from Altira Macau, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. Just a 10-minute drive away is Taipa Grande Park where you’ll find the Taipa Garden Trail that takes you to the top of the hill. You will also find a 20-meter long grass slide to tumble and roll down — kids of all ages will enjoy doing just that on a sunny day. Many visitors like to take a hike up a peak that overlooks Cotai Strip. You’ll find it makes for good exercise and offers the opportunity to be part of nature and take some amazing photos. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you ask the concierge for directions and think about packing a picnic. There are plenty of other parks around Macau, but these are the two that are closest and easiest to get to from Altira.
Explore the lush greens and peaceful landscapes in Macau by visiting one of the various parks near Altira Macau. Taipa Grande Park is only a 10-minute drive away, making it the closest park to our luxury hotel. At Grande Park, you can hike the Tapia Garden Trail to the top of the hill and embrace your inner child as you coast down a long grass slide! The Flower City Garden is another convenient green space, located in the center of Taipa’s high-rise residential area. This walled-in garden offers a modern twist on the classical Chinese garden, featuring traditional lotus ponds, winding bridges, small pavilions, a children’s playground and a skating and scooter area. Another family-friendly park is the Seac Pai Van Park, situated in the wooded hills on the west side of the island, near the causeway to Taipa. Families can explore the children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, flowerbeds and small zoo. There’s a large walk-in aviary which houses peacocks, pheasants and other species. If you want to venture into Macau a little more, check out the Camões Garden. This garden was once a part of the grounds of the house that was occupied by the chairman of the British East India Company (known as Casa Garden) in the 18th century. Now, it houses an art gallery and the Old Protestant Cemetery, complete with walkways, flowering trees, and cool old headstones from the graves of merchants, missionaries and others.