Named for the neighborhood it is located in, Ipanema Beach is a favorite summer hang-out for locals and tourists alike. But with as many recreational options available, it is not surprising to find this place packed at any given time of the year. Come down to surf or sun bathe while gulping unlimited supply of cachaça - a traditional Brazilian drink. Gay-friendly, hep, youthful are some of the common adjectives used to describe this beach. Also popular for picturesque views of Dois Irmãos, this beach is surrounded by a plethora of eateries, shops and flee markets that add up to the long list of reasons that make this place a must-visit.
Beaches/Bodies of Water, Sports and the Outdoors