Beginning of main content

São Conrado Beach

Ride the waves, hit the fairways or hunt down the latest designer fashions under the shadow of one of Rio’s most imposing peaks, the towering Gávea Rock. 

If Copacabana and Ipanema beach are too crowded for your tastes, and Prainha Beach is too far, head to São Conrado Beach. Surrounded by the hills separating Rio de Janeiro’s main southern district from the neighborhood of Barra Tijuca, São Conrado Beach is easily accessible and yet it feels more secluded than other city beaches.

Spread out your towel and settle in for the day on this relaxing beach backed by sleek high-rise hotels and condominiums. Watch the surfers riding the waves, and look to the skies to see hang-gliders launching off nearby Gávea Rock. At 2,762 feet (842 meters), Gavéa Rock (Pedra da Gávea) is one of the tallest rock formations in the Rio de Janeiro area and offers spectacular views from the summit. Experienced climbers can hike to the top and back in around 8 hours.

If you are inexperienced or do not have enough time to spare, hike to Pedra Bonita, which stands just behind Gávea Rock. It’s a less strenuous hike to reach the summit of this shorter rock. While the views are less panoramic, you can still see over a large swath of southern Rio.

The wealthy neighborhood of São Conrado is a magnet for golfers and shoppers. Just north of São Conrado Beach is the Gávea Golf Club, a beautiful course with views of the beach and the surrounding hills. The club is open to visitors who are staying at an accredited hotel, but you’ll need to book well in advance. If designer fashion is more your thing, shop for a bargain at the São Conrado Fashion Mall. Set aside an afternoon to explore the 150 shops, several movie theaters and the food court at this luxury shopping mall.

Reach São Conrado Beach via bus or car by driving through the tunnel under the Dois Irmaos. There is plenty of parking available for a fee along the beach, and the neighborhood is small enough to navigate on foot once you get there. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and enjoy the cycleway which follows the coastline.


Guide to Exploring around Sao Conrado Beach


Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Map

Lodging Near Sao Conrado Beach

See all 2,273 Properties near Sao Conrado Beach
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort $152
Reviewed on May 5, 2019
See details
 
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Avenida Niemeyer 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
     
    4.0 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0

    That's my home in Rio! Great restaurant and atmosphere

    Pullman Rio de Janeiro São Conrado
    Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018
    See details
     
    Pullman Rio de Janeiro São Conrado

    Pullman Rio de Janeiro São Conrado

    Avenida Aquarela do Brasil, 75, São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
       
      3.8 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Great location and lovely balcony and views!

      São Conrado Classy $248
      São Conrado Classy

      São Conrado Classy

      Rua Golf Clube, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
         
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Sao Conrado, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Vidigal Beach and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Joatinga Beach. Ipanema Beach and Avenida Atlantica are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Butterfly Vanazul Home
        Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018
        See details
         
        Butterfly Vanazul Home

        Butterfly Vanazul Home

        Estrada das Canoas 101, Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro
           
          2.0 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0

          Boa noite, insatisfeita com a hospedagem, quarto e banheiros sem iluminação adequada, cozinha suja. Em relação ao atendimento fiquei super satisfeita quanto ao Guto, que foi muito atencioso e prestativo todas as vezes que precisamos, diferente da esposa dele a vanessa que não foi nada educada desde ...

          Apartment in Luxury Condominium in São Conrado
          Apartment in Luxury Condominium in São Conrado

          Apartment in Luxury Condominium in São Conrado

          São Conrado, RJ
             
            0.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Sao Conrado, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Sao Conrado Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Joatinga Beach. Ipanema Beach and Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden are also within 6 mi (10 km).

            Para Ti Guest House
            Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016
            See details
             
            Para Ti Guest House

            Para Ti Guest House

            Rua Coronel Ribeiro Gomes 350, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
               
              2.2 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              A nice lication close to the beach, but still close to nature. with a waterfall on property and rooms for meditation, definitely worth a visit

              Apartamento em Cond de Luxo em Sao Conrado
              Apartamento em Cond de Luxo em Sao Conrado

              Apartamento em Cond de Luxo em Sao Conrado

              Av Prefeito Mendes de Moraes, 1400, Bloco 3, Apto 404 , Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0

                This apartment building is located in Rio de Janeiro (Sao Conrado), close to Sao Conrado Beach, Pedra da Gavea, and Joatinga Beach. Local attractions also include Vidigal Beach and Pepe Beach.

                Modern Duplex in Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro
                Modern Duplex in Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro

                Modern Duplex in Sao Conrado, Rio de Janeiro

                São Conrado, RJ
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Sao Conrado, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Sao Conrado Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Vidigal Beach. Ipanema Beach and Avenida Atlantica are also within 6 mi (10 km).