Ipanema Beach is a beautiful 2 km stretch of beach, pristine white sand, blue water with scenic surroundings and filled with some of the most gorgeous people on earth, which makes it one of the best people watching places in the world. Lovely weather and excellent atmosphere, really friendly people, and plenty of cheap food and delicious caipirinha's! Just sit back and watch the beautiful boys & girls surf by … The best spots to chill in Ipanema are between Posto (lifeguard post) 9 and Posto 10. For those of you who like to surf, venture a little to the west of the beach to Arpoador.
Ipanema is always setting new trends, playing an important cultural role in the city, and simply summarizes the very best Rio de Janeiro has to offer: a legendary beach, a splendid nightlife, wonderful restaurants, and the most sophisticated shopping in the city. And in this legendary neighbourhood, everything is within walking distance and easy to find !