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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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Hang gliding beach

Nice beach, much quieter than Copacabana and Ipanema. The main reason people visit is to go hang gliding or paragliding. It's a great landing spot if you doing some gliding and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 17, 2016
Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice beach, much quieter than Copacabana and Ipanema. The main reason people visit is to go hang gliding or paragliding. It's a great landing spot if you doing some gliding and a great observation spot if your not

Thank adammawright
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

I have visited this beach many times over the years and have been so amazed by the view of the Pedra da gavea mountain and all the green surrounding the beach . it's a shame thatcthe government let this beach whitout a proper sewer . Because wen the water is clear its almost blue. I do recommend a nice walt... More 

Thank Vyron1974
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

Sao Conrado beach is not crowded like the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon. It's a residential area with beautiful view. Cons are that there are no people selling chairs and umbrellas and when it rains the beach gets dirty. It's not a touristy spot.

Thank Re L
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank glawrie
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

Thank Caio D
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank mvq2014
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Ibadanboy

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