Visit Ipanema & Leblon Beaches
Brazil is renowned for its beautiful coastline, and those who visit the beaches of Leblon and Ipanema will quickly discover why. A busy beach where food and drinks are in abundant supply, Ipanema Beach offers sparkling turquoise waters, fine white sand and a vibrant beach scene. Discover locals playing action-packed games of beach volleyball and football, lazing on deck chairs soaking up the sun, or standing around posing and watching one another with avid attention. There are also a wide variety of tiny beach bars where you can enjoy an icy cold acai smoothie or a potent alcoholic caipirinha if you’re more inclined. The neighbouring Leblon Beach is equally as picturesque, although it tends to be a bit more tranquil and less busy than Ipanema. Leblon's rolling waves are perfect for surfing, attracting Rio’s surfing community when the waves are up. The two beaches are separated by a narrow canal that visitors can cross to go back and forth between the two locations. Each Sunday, the first three lanes of the street that runs parallel to the two beaches are closed to traffic, so that visitors can walk, jog, skateboard, or otherwise make use of the road without having to dodge the traffic.