The climate in Macau is often hot and humid and visitors need to plan their trip carefully to avoid suffering from the high humidity levels. The best time to visit Macau is from October to April, when the weather is cool and dry. Temperatures rarely fall below 14°C during this period and humidity is relatively low.
Tourists who visit Macau from June to September, however, will find that the temperature often rises to over 30°C and the weather can be extremely humid, making sightseeing a sticky and uncomfortable experience. Typhoons often occur during this time and visitors will need to carry an umbrella to shield themselves against the frequent rainstorms.
Walking is perhaps the best way to explore the Macau Peninsula as most of the main attractions are located close together and the streets are clean and easy negotiate. However, some form of transport is needed to explore the rest of Macau.
Travelers who can speak Cantonese or Portuguese will have no trouble traveling on buses run by Transportes Urbanos Macau (Transmac) and Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau (TCM). However, English is rarely spoken on these buses and other visitors may find it better to simply travel by taxi as fares are reasonable. It is also possible to hire a car and travel independently around Macau.
Macau International Airport (MFM) is located off the shore of Taipa Island and there is a bus station queue located outside the arrival hall. Buses and taxis can be taken from here to just about anywhere in Macau.
Spoken languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, English,
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