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IpanemaRio de Janeiro

Ipanema which includes markets as well as a large group of people

Relax on beautiful beaches, shop for fashion and revel in the nightlife of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most stylish areas.

An air of hip sophistication resonates throughout the streets of Ipanema - Leblon, two adjacent upmarket neighborhoods. The Atlantic Ocean laps at a golden sand beach while fashion outlets line the pavements of leafy boulevards. Beach bars serve delicious street food, galleries promote local artists and the nightlife swings to the infectious sounds of bossa nova and samba.

Start by exploring the long stretch of beach that fronts both neighborhoods. Walk along the soft sand or join bikers, joggers and skaters on the wide esplanade. Visit the beachfront botecos, bars that offer beer, cocktails, soft drinks and snacks. Sample a salgadinho, a fried dough snack stuffed with a savory filling.

Watch surfers ride big waves and take a dip in the cool water. Be mindful that the current is sometimes very strong here. If you like to keep active on the beach, join a game of soccer, footvolley or volleyball. Another popular beach sport is frescobol, played with small racquets and a rubber ball.

Away from the beach, Ipanema - Leblon’s streets are a paradise for shoppers. Find independent retailers, luxury brands and shopping malls along Rua Garcia d'Avila and Rua Visconde de Pirajá. Go to General Osório Square on a Sunday to browse the handicraft stalls of the Ipanema Hippie Fair.

While you are in the area, experience some of its prominent cultural attractions. See displays of precious stones at the Amsterdam Sauer Museum and study contemporary works at the Ipanema Art Gallery.

As the afternoon turns to evening, make a point of going to the Aproador rock formation nestled between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. This is a popular spot to watch sunsets.

Enjoy a night out at the varied selection of cocktail lounges, pubs, live music venues and restaurants. Bar Garota de Ipanema, formerly known as Veloso Bar, is where the international hit record The Girl from Ipanema was written.

Ipanema - Leblon is one of the most popular areas in the city and is well connected to public transport routes. On Sundays, the beach road is closed to traffic.


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Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Souto 80, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $352 per night from May 2 to May 3
Nestled on the beach, this Ipanema hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ipanema Beach and Arpoador Beach. Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (339 reviews)
"This is a very special boutique hotel. What sets it apart from other 5 star RJ hotels is the attention to detail and comfort the hotel provides in addtion to the friendly staff. What i particularity liked was the size and layout of my room overlooking ipanema beach, the pool, the location, and the ..."

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

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Arena Ipanema Hotel
Arena Ipanema Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Francisco Otaviano 131, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $42 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arpoador Beach and Devil's Beach. Copacabana Fort and Girl from Ipanema Park are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (726 reviews)
"Lovely hotel. Clean with friendly staff. The fitness center is a joke. Broken equipment. No air conditioning."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Arena Ipanema Hotel
Hotel Vermont Ipanema
Hotel Vermont Ipanema
3 out of 5
R. Visconde de Piraja, 254 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $42 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Forum Ipanema Shopping Mall and Our Lady of Peace Square. Posto 9 and Praca General Osorio are also ...
4/5Very Good! (721 reviews)
Cool place
"It’s a great place. Close to beaches and downtown shopping and dining."

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Hotel Vermont Ipanema
Beach House Ipanema
Beach House Ipanema
2 out of 5
Rua Barão Da Torre - 485 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $26 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Ipanema, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of H. Stern Museum and Ipanema Beach. Avenida Atlantica and Arpoador Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4/5Very Good! (67 reviews)
"I was only in Rio for two days and I was travelling alone as a woman. The hostel was great - very friendly staff and a cool vibe, walking distance from Ipanema beach and lots of nice restaurants and bars. The hostel's breakfast was fantastic!"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Beach House Ipanema
Hotel Arpoador
Hotel Arpoador
4 out of 5
Rua Francisco Otaviano 177, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $85 per night from May 21 to May 22
Located in Ipanema, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Ipanema Beach and Arpoador Beach. Devil's Beach and Copacabana Fort are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (466 reviews)
"I had an excellent experience. It was my second time at hotel arpoador. I totally recommend this place."

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Hotel Arpoador
Mar Ipanema Hotel
Mar Ipanema Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua Visconde De Piraja, 539 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $65 per night from May 2 to May 3
Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Garden of Allah and Ipanema Beach. Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4/5Very Good! (980 reviews)
"The free breakfast was good and it was close to plenty of nice shops."

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

Mar Ipanema Hotel
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