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IpanemaRio de Janeiro

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.


Popular places to visit in Ipanema

Top things to do in Ipanema


Top Hotels in Ipanema

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 ¥32,613 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 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! (290 reviews)

"Very hospitable staff. Assisted with nany recommendations for surrounding areas to visit and how to get to each location. Amazing view of Ipanema Beach. Beautifull rooftop bar/pool. Will stay again."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
Arena Ipanema Hotel
Arena Ipanema Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Francisco Otaviano 131, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is ¥7,958 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

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! (669 reviews)

"Ótima estadia! Confortável e bem localizado. Recomendo."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Arena Ipanema Hotel
Tulip Inn Rio de Janeiro Ipanema
Tulip Inn Rio de Janeiro Ipanema
3 out of 5
Av. Rainha Elisabeth, 440, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is ¥5,101 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arpoador Beach and Ipanema Beach. Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica are also within 1 mi (2 ...

3.9/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"O hotel tem uma excelente localização, fácil acesso tanto a praia de Ipanema quanto a Copacabana! Próx do metrô e com mercado, farmácia e restaurantes"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Tulip Inn Rio de Janeiro Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema
Hotel Praia Ipanema
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Souto 706 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is ¥10,396 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Nestled on the beach, this Ipanema hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Posto 11, Shopping Leblon, and Rio Design Leblon. Oi Casa Grande and H. Stern Museum are ...

3.7/5Good! (595 reviews)

"Wonderful location, right on Ipanema Beach. And easy walking to wonderful restaurants/bars/clubs. Staff was truly wonderful! Our only disappointment was the breakfast. There was ample food, but everything was served room temperature. The "hot" plates were cold, the yogurt and juices were ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hotel Praia Ipanema
Own Ipanema Visconti
Own Ipanema Visconti
3.5 out of 5
Rua Prudente De Morais 1050, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is ¥6,949 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Ipanema, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ipanema Beach, Avenida Atlantica, and Copacabana Beach. Copacabana Fort and Rio de Janeiro Botanical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (450 reviews)
Excellent hotel one block in from Ipanema Beach

"This was a relatively last minute booking while in Brazil with a plan to return to Rio for one last night. Due to flight plans and arriving late on the night of our arrival, I contacted the hotel to ensure that the reservation would be held since we'd be checking in after 11pm. The hotel responded ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Own Ipanema Visconti
Sol Ipanema Hotel
Sol Ipanema Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Vieira Souto 320, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is ¥10,214 per night from Nov 14 to Nov 15

Located in Ipanema, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Posto 9, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and Copacabana Beach. Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Rio ...

4.2/5Very Good! (819 reviews)

"Great views from room! Easy access to beach and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Sol Ipanema Hotel
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