Ipanema is the most beloved neighborhood in the south of Rio de Janeiro and hides some unmissable places for those who want to know the best of Rio de Janeiro.

 THE Rio de Janeiro It is a destination desired by all travelers who choose Brazil as a tourist destination, both for Brazilian and foreign tourists. And among the great attractions of the Marvelous City, there is a trendy region, with a beach, dominated by young people, bars, award-winning restaurants and a lot of action.

Thinking about the schedule of your trip, in addition to selecting the places you want to visit, also plan where to stay in Rio and enjoy your trip even more. If your idea is a well located hosting, the network El Misti, which has a hostel in Ipanema, offers a great structure very close to the beach (less than 200 meters from the shore). A safe accommodation where travelers from all over the world are concentrated in one place, in one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. So, he got curious and wants to discover the best places to visit in Ipanema? Check out these tips for this iconic neighborhood in Rio.

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Ipanema beach

THE Ipanema beach it is democratic, being an ideal place to dive and enjoy the busiest place in the neighborhood. It is at the height of posts 8, 9 and 10 that tourists take the opportunity to rest and dive in one of the most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro.

The beach receives different types of audiences, all with something in common: people who want to enjoy the sun and the sea of Ipanema to swim, relax or practice some outdoor sport. Post 8 is home to all the fun and youth, while 9 is super gay friendly, with stalls scattered around offering chairs and cold drinks. Post 10 is frequented by families and diverse people who prefer more tranquility. The waterfront bars also offer bands and groups that exchange live music on weekends, take the opportunity to grab a caipirinha and enjoy the sound and the view of the sea.

Must-see places in Ipanema

Must-see places in Ipanema – See some must-see places to visit in Ipanema. Photo: @shotbycerqueira/Unsplash

Arpoador Beach

Among the options for tours near Ipanema, there is Arpoador Beach, where most tourists and residents go to watch the sunset at dusk, surf or practice some physical activity in the public gym available near the Girl from Ipanema Park.

Some visitors decide to climb the rocks to enjoy the view of Morro Dois Irmãos or, on the opposite side of the rock, to see the small Praia do Diabo and from afar Copacabana Beach. Some tourists gather around the big rock to sunbathe, rest and see one of the most emblematic views of the city.

Must-see places in Ipanema

Unmissable places in Ipanema – View of Ipanema Beach at Pedra do Arpoador. Photo: Wikipedia

Ipanema Hippie Fair

A neighborhood classic, the hippie fair It is one of places to visit in Ipanema worth. The attraction takes place every Sunday at Praça General Osório and offers various types of handicrafts and souvenirs for your trip, from paintings, t-shirts, household items and other accessories such as bags, necklaces, bracelets and decoration products. In addition, the attraction also brings musicians and artists who enliven those who pass by.    

Night life

Serving all kinds of tastes, ipanema It has a diversified nightlife, with bars, nightclubs and traditional Rio de Janeiro bars. To enjoy the best of the neighborhood and the city, the staff of El Misti can offer you all the tips and schedules of the day. Rio de Janeiro is well known for its parties and clubs, regardless of the day of the week, it is easy to find the perfect tour to enjoy the best points according to your personal tastes.

Gastronomic Roadmap

Ipanema is also known for its wide range of sophisticated bars and restaurants, some of them internationally awarded as one of the great bets of Rio's gastronomy. Overlooking the sea, the Galani is located at the hotel Sofitel Ipanema, with extremely elaborate dishes and an eye-popping panoramic view. Along the same lines, the refined Space 7zero6 is open to the public who want to enjoy a delicious meal in one of the best views of the Ipanema beach. The restaurant is located on the terrace of the Praia Ipanema Hotel and is open to guests and visitors who hire the day use.

Espaço 7zero6, a rooftop overlooking the sea of Ipanema. Photo: Disclosure

Bike Tours

With well-signposted bike paths available all along the beaches of the south zone and parts of the center, this is one of the best ways to get around and get to know the Carioca way of life. The city is a real invitation for those who want to practice activities, whether by bicycle, rollerblading, scooter or even on foot. 

Must-see places in Ipanema

Unmissable places in Ipanema – Bike rides on the waterfront. Photo: Publicity / Bike Itaú

Shearwaters Archipelago

Close to the central beach, the Shearwaters Archipelago is another one of places to go in Ipanema. The site consists of about 7 islands and is currently a monument of environmental preservation. However, tours are carried out quietly and visitors can have a privileged view of the marine fauna and a panoramic view of Ipanema Beach, Pedra do Arpoador and Copacabana.

Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon

THE Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon separates the neighborhoods of Ipanema and Leblon, in the heart of Rio's south zone. There, the practice of sports such as running, hiking and cycling is very frequent. Integrating this list of tours to do in Rio de Janeiro, visiting the lagoon can be perfect for anyone looking to relax in an urban lagoon. Visiting this tourist spot in Rio, you can also practice activities on the water, such as pedal boats, boat trips and stand up paddle. Enjoy an afternoon to have a picnic or enjoy the bars and restaurants in this region.

Girl from Ipanema Park

And finally, we couldn't leave out the famous Girl from Ipanema Park, located very close to Praia do Arpoador. The place named after the song by Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, hosts different events and popular fairs on specific dates, being considered a great space to relax after a dip in the sea.

Must-see places in Ipanema

Ipanema Beach, one of the most desired by tourists. Photo: @shotbycerqueira/Unsplash

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