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Sao Conrado Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #101 of 481 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Beaches
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Cologne, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Here, on the bottom of Pedra Bonita is the office of the biggest paragliding school in the world: Clube Sao Conrado de voo Livre. They have 100 instructors and each instructor is only allowed 4 flights a day. They take you up to the top of the mountain and off you go. Fabulous. If you never tried paragliding before, this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Its a little far to travel to this beach, but its really great! not crowded. well at least when we went midweek, it was a pure pleasure. I think there were like maximum 20 people. We watched the paragliding and parachutes landing at the end of the beach, it was very beautiful. And the water is very clear and beautiful.... More

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Fano, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This beach is among the most beautiful of the city. I've lived in Rio for more than 20 years and this beach has always impressed me. On each sde you find a rocky granite hill that goes until the sea. On the east, Dois Irmãos Hill. On the west, Pedra da Gávea, which dominates the landscape. The west part of... More

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is a much more calm place to come and hang out if you want to relax and watch the sun set and take in the beauty that is Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Sao Conrado Beach is famous ohe Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. This beach is famous for its hang gliding with locals and tourists. I get lots of enjoyment in this wonderful beach.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

São Conrado is a small beach neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, just 15 minutes away by car from Ipanema. To its immediate north lies Rocinha, Latin America's largest favela community. To its south, the amazing and bizarre double highway road, Elevado do Joa. Overhead fly vast numbers of hang gliders and para gliders, who use the spot as a gathering... More

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Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

It breaks my heart to write this, but Sao Conrado, a beach that should be five stars, is in terrible condition these days. The reason? Horrific pollution due to the close proximity of the shanytown Rocinha. Whenever it rains, raw pollution goes straight into the ocean, staining the sand a horrible black colour. It is a terrible shame. This beach... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

It used to be good! When it wasn´t poluted. It used to have caribbean/clear water. Unfortunately now they throw poo (yeah that´s right) into the beach. All poo from "rocinha slum" is going straight to the ocean... when will this change?

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ABBruZZese
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I suggest the visit specilly the final part of the beach (in direction of Barra de Tijuca). The landscape is amazing.

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Rio de Janeiro
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Beautiful but too dirty. The beach is in the feet of Rocinha, one of the biggest "favelas" of Rio, which sewage makes its way into the wonderful blue waters. Regretful but true...

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