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Coloane lies to the south of the Macau peninsula, beyond the island of Taipa. It is reached from the mainland on the Macau-Taipa bridge and from Taipa via the 2.2km/1.5mi long dual-carriageway Causeway, built in 1969. Almost twice the size of Taipa, Coloane is an island of pine forests, eucalyptus groves, tropical vegetation and farming land.Outside the entrance to the Pousada Miramar is the Tam Chin Temple, noted for a whalebone model of a ship with a wooden dragon's head.Coloane is famed for its beautiful beaches of fine white sand.
Hac Sa Beach
At Hac Sa, on the east side of Coloane Island, is Coloane Park (area 20 hectares/50 acres), opened 1885; with Chinese pavilions and tropical flora. The Hac Sa Sports and Recreation Complex, with an area of 18,500sq.m/22,100sq.yds, offers facilities for swimming, tennis, mini-golf and other amusements.
Cheoc Van Beach
Cheoc Van, at the south of the island, has two pousadas (small hotels), a park with a swimming pool and restaurant and a leisure center used mainly by the teams prospecting for oil in the South China Sea.
The village of Coloane is a mixture of old Chinese and Portuguese buildings. It has a charming little chapel dedicated to St Francis Xavier, in front of which is a monument commemorating a successful Portuguese action against pirates in 1910.
Baía de São Lázaro
In the north of the island is the Baía de São Lázaro.