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Sao Conrado Beach

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Paragliding over São Conrado beach

I'm from São Paulo neighbour state of Rio de Janeiro and it was my first time in Cidade Maravilhosa. I took some tourists trips but nothing compares with paragliding over São... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A small beach 'one bay round cost' from Ipanema beach (going west - i.e. away from Rio city). About 15 minutes walk over hill from Leblon if you know the way, or about same by taxi / bus etc. Very similar to Ipanema beach in quality of sand, with same gentle surf and amazing views. But many fewer people and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I went hang gliding with an instructor from Clube Sao Conrado De Voo Livre and I landed on Sao Conrado Beach. Nice, soft sand makes for a soft landing...a good place to land a glider and yourself without injury.

Thank Linda T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

São Conrado was once (reportedly) the nicest beach in Rio. Today it is plagued by one unforgivable problem: raw sewage daily flowing into the beach. If you look from the above, the place looks beautiful. It is a small beach (1,5 km), encapsulated by a mountain chain and a lot of green. However, the place is terribly mistreated by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm from São Paulo neighbour state of Rio de Janeiro and it was my first time in Cidade Maravilhosa. I took some tourists trips but nothing compares with paragliding over São Conrado beach. I did spend something around 150$ and the experience was priceless. Flew for 20 minutes with the sundown ahead of me, forest and mountain behind and the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We didn't go in the water, but it looked about as good as any other beach in the area. However, if you love to watch parachuting or hang gliding, this is the spot. You can watch as the parachuters and hang gliders jump from the cliff and glide and circle and eventually land on this beach on a pseudo-runway. They... More 

1 Thank CarlT_reviews
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is beautiful, in fact. But the sewage which is deposited directly onto the beach makes it impossible to come close. It was the place to be in the 1980's, though. One can only wonder why we Brazilians ---- up beautiful places like this.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sao Conrado is a lovely little beach. Not as popular as Copacabana, Ipanema and co, it's claim to fame is that this is where a lot of the para gliders who jump off Pedra Bonita land here. Recommended!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed in Brazil for a just over a week. We were meant to stay for 3 weeks, but due to poor quality workmanship and management we had to come home early. We will not want to come back here ever due to the awful memories. Kind regards. England Football Team.

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Cologne, Germany
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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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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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