Known for the classic bossa nova tune of ‘Girl from Ipanema’, Ipanema has been a high-end, cosmopolitan and trend-setting neighbourhood in Rio since the 1970s and is considered one of the most sought-after areas in Rio.
With white-sandy beaches bordered by the ocean and adorned with rocky peaks in the background, Ipanema beach is a place of beauty, relaxation and freedom. Divided by Postos, lifeguard points placed along the coastline, each one of them informally distinguishes the different hangout spots along the shore. Arpoador Beach in Posto 7 is the gathering place for surfing and water sports, whilst Posto 8 is home to the best hotels, restaurants and electronic music parties. Posto 9, eternally known for the ‘Girl from Ipanema’, is famous for its beautiful and young people parading along the waterfront.
A fashionable hub in Rio, Nossa Senhora da Paz square is where one can find the most desired global and local design brands. Rua Visconde de Pirajá, literally right next door, is home to the largest centres of services and fashion in Brazil.
Last but not least, Ipanema boasts an incredible gastronomy scene and offers diverse entertainment options, from cinemas to theatres and art galleries.
- Downtown (Cinelândia) - 15 minutes by car
- Gávea - 10 minutes by car
- Linha Vermelha - 20 minutes by car