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.
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Great location and lovely balcony and views!
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).
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 ...
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).
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
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.
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).