"São Conrado" Rio de Janeiro Things to Do Tip by MM212

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  São Conrado and Dois Irmãos
by MM212
 
  • São Conrado and Dois Irmãos - Rio de Janeiro
      São Conrado and Dois Irmãos
    by MM212
  • São Conrado - Rio de Janeiro
      São Conrado
    by MM212
  • São Conrado - Rio de Janeiro
      São Conrado
    by MM212
 

Officially outside the city limits, São Conrado is only separated from Rio de Janeiro's Leblon district by the twin peaks of Morro Dois Irmãos. The quiet residential neighbourhood is graced with a beautiful and isolated beach where hang gliders land from a nearby towering peak. The beach is said to get crowded on weekends, but during the week when I visited, it was very empty as seen in the photos, the reason for which I enjoyed this beach tremendously more than Ipanema or Copacabana. The breathtaking views of the mountains all around add to its charm. When I was here, I intended to try hang gliding, but due to high winds, it was not possible.

Address: São Conrado

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2009
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