“Not bad at all”
We accidentally discovered this nice beach - so close to Rio's city but away from their madness.... - when we picked a friend up after an activity. We decided to stay longer to enjoy the nice waves and the view. Did not regret it
This beach is lovely and not very crowded. We learned it is not good to go into the water here due to sewage issues. We really enjoyed watching the parasailers and paragliders landing on this beach since this is their designated landing spot. Like most of Rio, you need to…
Pepino beach in Sao Conrado is one of the nicest beaches in Rio. It is not as crowded as Ipanema, Copacabana and Leblon, and it is closer to the Centre of Rio than the beach in Barra da Tijuca. It is a good option.
Pepino is one of the most wonderful beaches of Rio, but pollution is absolutely unbearable. It is nice to have a look but do not dare to go into the water.
This could be easily Rio's best beach, if not for the tons of raw sewage spilled here.