Casa Verde, the Adults Only Boutique Guest House, is located in the exclusive neighbourhood Sao Conrado. Sao Conrado is close to the beach and Tijuca forest which makes Casa Verde an attractive destination for those looking for a relaxing break surrounded by nature. Rio de Janeiro is home to the world's largest urban forest, The Tijuca Forest (Floresta da Tijuca) covers around 34 square Kilometres of Rio's mountainous city. Sao Conrado is one of Rio's most affluent neighborhoods, and is located in the South Zone, just 7km from the famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches. Sao Conrado is the only neighbourhood in Rio that is close to the beach and the mountains. It's famous for its Hang Gliders, Golf Course, and Eco Tourism as well as its famous Fashion Mall. The famous neighbourhood of Barra da Tijuca is just a few minutes away, making Verde the ideal destination for both business and leisure travellers. Environmental Practices At Casa Verde we try to operate, as much as we can, in an environmentally manner. •We collect, store and filter mountain water for the use within the house. •Water is heated, in part, by solar panels, it is our intention to expand this in due course. •90% Of our lighting is provided using LED lamps. •Our essential exterior lighting is controlled using Photocell technology. •We have large overhangs on the building to reduce the amount of sunlight and heat entering the building, therefore helping to reduce air-conditioning use. •As much as possible our electrical appliances are rated A or B •In-room notices are provided to guests asking for assistance in reducing electricity and water usage. •All Plastic, paper, glass and metal is separated for recycling purposes. •We operate a sheet and towel re-use policy. •All areas of the property are Non Smoking.