Ipanema Beach is where the summer
happens in Rio
. This page is dedicated to
showing you why. Get ready for your virtual tan
with dozens of original photos, insider's tips,
and local gossip.
Tour sequence starts on the West side of
Ipanema Beach, at the border with Leblon (see map). We picked
out some favorite spots of the beach to share
with you. When you come to Rio in person, you may
even run into a familiar
face or two. We are walking East, towards Arpoador and Copacabana.
There's much more to do at the beach than just
working on your tan. You may join locals on a
match of beach soccer,
or beach volleyball. Foot-volleyball is a
little harder if you're a novice, but you could
always try. If you never tried surfing, bodyboarding or skimboarding,
you're welcome to watch. The day to see Capoeira is Sunday, when the beach lane
is open for pedestrians only. The sports and action series
features exciting sequences of photos.
More Pictours of Ipanema highlights like the main
street, spots of interest, people, moods, and even pets that help give Ipanema
its very special character. Watch children
playing at squares, or go the Hippie Fair for Brazilian
handicraft, art, and musical instruments, and
original souvenirs. To see Ipanema in a party
mode, don't miss our Street Carnival festivities with the hilarious Drags from Ipanema.
Ready for more? From the beach it's 10 minutes
on foot to Lagoa Park. Go
west past the Canal, and you are in Leblon - our charming beach
neighbor. And out west after Arpoador it's only
another 10 minutes on foot to Copacabana.
Learn your way around Ipanema with the Clickable Street Map,
and use the hotel
map for reviews,
rates and free
reservations at the best hotels and flats.
||If you're looking for action, this is where you
start. Enjoy beach sports in Rio's favorite setting - Ipanema
Beach! Start on the sand, and
choose from beach
soccer to volleyball, beach tennis,
volleyball. Go on to the sea
for great surfing, skimboarding or
bodyboarding, bodysurfing, or
Joggers, cyclers and skaters rule on the bicycle
lane, and along the beach
on Sundays. This is the right
day to watch an exciting roda de capoeira!
And when you get tired from all the activities, grab a cold drink, and go
people watching at Cap
||Rio de Janeiro's Princess of the Sea, Copacabana
certainly has something for everyone. You will find everything from
building to strip
clubs, from posh hotels
along the beach to sex hotels
that you pay by the hour, from millionaires living in mansions, to working
class families sharing tiny studios.
Add a gorgeous
beach where everybody gets
together, a main street where you can buy everything you can think of, and
you will start to appreciate some of its charm. It will become a permanent
love affair when you find about the New
Year's festivities, that
attract 2 million people from all over the world! Use the clickable
map for orientation.
||You've already mastered two of Rio's favorite
neighborhoods, Ipanema and Copacabana.
Now it's time to expand your horizons. Let us introduce you to Ipanema's
next door neighbors: Arpoador, Leblon and Lagoa.
Another part of the city you cannot miss is Downtown,
Rio de Janeiro's historical Centro.
Find more details about each area with Citytours
& Clickable Street Maps.
Our next spotlight is on Rio's major events. New
Year's Eve is when 2 million
people get together at Copacabana Beach to celebrate. Proceed to Carnival,
show on earth. Learn about the
action, and have a few laughs
with the hilarious Drags