Sao Conrado beach, also known as Pepino beach, is located between Leblon and Barra de Tijuca. This beach is truly beautiful and characterized for being one of the best sunny spots in Rio. Sao Conrado is also known for its strong water swells which makes it an interesting destination for experienced surfers in Rio de Janeiro. Normally, the fast and powerful waves reach an approximately height between 3 and 6 feet.
A popular attraction of Sao Conrado beach is the magnificent Gavea Rock which rises up from the Atlantic Ocean. This impressive granite mountain is a popular spot for trained hikers and it is considered one of the most dangerous places regarding the rock climbing conditions. The tour for hiking the Gavea Rock lasts for about 8 hours and costs approximately 50 dollars.
Another extreme sport usually practiced in San Conrado beach is paragliding, which is always assisted by instructors. This wonderful and breathtaking experience offers marvelous views of the Tijuca Reserve and the Atlantic Rain Forest. An unforgettable experience that we recommend for your trip to Rio.
As most places in Rio and Brazil, the surroundings of Sao Conrado Beach are full of contrasts. Tourists will find a glamorous area with deluxe malls, first class hotels and exclusive restaurants next to the Favela Rocinha, which is the largest slum in Rio de Janeiro housing more than 200,000 inhabitants. For those tourists interested in visiting this enormous slum, there are guided tours offering safety conditions and information related to the history of the place.
The Sao Conrado beach is usually crowded, mostly on weekends. Both local and visitors consider Pepino as one of the best beaches in Rio. If you are planning to visit Rio, just make a stop in this charming beach that will inspire your senses.
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