"Beauty everywhere" Ipanema Tip by MartaBotelho

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro: 64 reviews and 104 photos

There are few words available to describe fairly Ipanema's beauty! The beautiful beach that starts in Arpoador and goes as far as Morro Dois Irmaos (a twin rock of granite origin) has a mosaic sidewalk and a cicling lane. On weekends one lane of the avenue is closed to traffic and the people take the paved road for them selves. As usual beautiful people walk, run and cicle. It's such a healthy enviornment that you feel like beeing part of it as well. The beach is not as crouded as Copacabana because most of the hotels own lots of sand where they have a stand with food and drinks and chairs, towels and umbrellas. As for the rest is just like Copacabana. People playing soccer and volley, foot-volley and exercising on the open air gyms. There are stands and vendors everywhere and once again you can rent a chair and umbrella. Brazilians are very open people so don't be afraid if someone approaches you. In Ipanema usually it will be some guy or girl trying to hit on you. Sometimes they can be annoying but if you teld them to leave and that you are not interested they will not bother you anymore. These people are just looking to have fun and most just want to meet you. You'll be able to figure out their intentions right away and react as you think it's better. The best spot is right in front of Leblon. Families and couples go there and also singles. People are very nice there and they'll treat you just right. I've made very good friends there. One way of really enjoying this beach is to take a walk from Arpoador to Morro Dois Irmaos. It's quite a long one but it's so lovely that you'll be at the Morro before you know it! Take a while in Arpoador. It's a rock that goes right into the ocean and from there you can see as far as Pao de Acucar to the left and Pedra da Gavea to the right (when looking at the ocean).
The website bellow belongs to a hotel but it has very good informations about the area.

Address: Avenida Vieira Souto
Directions: It starts on Arpoador and ends on Morro Dois Irmaos
Website: http://www.praiaipanema.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 29, 2004
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