Macau Budget Travel Guide 2017 Free Things To Do Tourist Spots and Attractions

Macau is the Vegas of the East. Visitors come to try their luck in some of the largest casinos on the planet. If you’re a bit short of money, look into Buddy Loans to help fund your perfect trip. Here are a some essential travel tips for Macau.

Getting to Macau:

The best way to get to Macau is either to fly into Macau International Airport or by ferry from Hong Kong. Ferries either arrive at Taipa, or at Macau Outer Habour. The journey takes about an hour with different prices depending on your seat class. It's also possible to purchase your tickets online from their website.

The Currency in Macau:

Some people think that the US dollar and the Hong Kong Dollar are accepted in Macau. Most places only take the Macanese Pataca. If you intend to take a day trip just to go sightseeing, you don’t need to change too much. There's a currency exchange office at the ferry terminal in Taipa, and some have better rates at Senado Square.


If you want to see the major casinos like The Venetian and City of Dreams in Cotai, take the ferry to Taipa terminal, if not then head to Macau Outer Habour where most attractions are. If you land at the airport, you’ll be at the Taipa side of Macau. There are lots of shuttle buses from both ferry terminals and the airport that you can take straight to the hotel’s casino.

Free Shuttle Buses:

Use the free shuttle buses to the hotels and casinos in Macau. Most have shuttle buses that take you to their hotel or casino. Ask the attendants holding up the signs along the side of the road as they call out their hotel names to get people's attention. Don’t forget to check their timetables, so you don't have to pay for a taxi or use the public buses.

Enjoy the Free Attractions in Macau:

If you're here on a budget, paying the fees adds up fast. You can visit one of the several museums without an entrance fee or take advantage of free admission days. Famous spots like the Ruins of St. Paul, Senado Square, A-Ma Temple and the Fisherman's Wharf are all free to visit. Even if you're not into gambling, still check out the huge hotels and casinos in Macau.

Plan Your Time:

The Macau Grand Prix is a major event with road closures and traffic jams around the city. If you're visiting just for a day trip, be sure to check no major events are going on to avoid the disappointment of not seeing the attractions. Places like the Ruins of St Paul are a popular site for tourists. Plan your day to avoid the crowds. And remember that most museums close on Mondays.

A Trip to Macau:

Although Macau is famous for the big hotels and casinos, you don't need to be a gambler to enjoy your trip to this land of casinos. Whether you're here on a day trip or staying for the night, careful planning will make your trip much more memorable and stress-free.

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