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Neice beach, clean waters, white and large sand, waves, not calm. However, especially at this time of the year, packed with people all over. If you want at any cost to have a bath in Rio de Janeiro, this is the place to go!
Love this end of the bay past Ipanema. This area feels less tourist but, in fact, is full of tourists likely looking for a different experience- fewer people and no loudspeakers as on Copacabana. Many restaurants and shops within 2-3 blocks inland all along Leblanc...More
Walked over to this beach from my hotel. The beach is expansive and clean. There u surfing if anyone is interested. Waves are bigger later in the day. There was a festival going on so it was quite busy. Traffic was barred from street so...More
Beach adjacent to some of the most expensive real estate in Rio. Well maintained. Was not very crowded the day we were there but there were several surfers catching the early spring season waves. Immediately to the East is the more famous Ipanema Beach. Just...More
While most tourists stay in hotels in and therefore go to Copacabana / Leme beach, locals prefer the beach of Ipanema / Leblon. In reality one 3.5km stretch of beach, with the canal of Jardim de Allah dividing Ipanema from Leblon. Arpoador is surfer oriented...More
Wife and I just got back from the most relaxing vacation since our kids were born. We mainly hung out at Ipanema beach Posto 9 and went out in night time. What a fun place in night. Everyone was out and about with good spirits and were very friendly despite the language barrier. The trip wasn't that expensive for us, not by design, but by how good the food was in some of the place. We went to Galitos Grill, Carretao, Market, Juice Bars (Nectar, Beach, Polis, and Bibi), and our fave: deep...More
February 08, 2012|
Glad to hear it all worked out just the way you had hoped. Nice report. Thanks for posting it.
Fort Worth, Texas
Best Posto to Hang out in Copacabana,Ipanema or Leblon? (7 Replies)
I'm sure this is a silly question, but I'll be in Rio next month with 3 girlfriends during Carnaval and when I vacation I like to experience the city like the locals. I hear certain posts are full of tourists, some are full of the gay population and etc etc. Does anyone have a recommendation for a post for 4 single American ladies (that speak little Portuguese and some Spanish) to hang out and meet new Carioca AND tourist friends? We'll be staying in Copacabana but I'm sure we'll go to...More
January 03, 2014|
I agree with #1 and 2 - don't waste much time with Copacabana beach. And don't take things you cannot afford to lose to the beach
Punta Gorda, Florida
Non beach area to stay (7 Replies)
We're not beach people so staying near or on Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, etc., isn't a priority for us, especially if it means it's crowded and noisy. But I've read that these areas are the safest areas for tourists. Are there any other interesting areas of Rio to stay in that are also safe but without the focus on beaches? So what we're looking for is safe, quiet, interesting with a good variety of restaurants. We'll be there to see Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf mainly. We'll take a...More
May 11, 2016|
Botafogo is a non-beach area (the beach you see on the map is not suitable for swimming so basically no one goes there). Ibis Botafogo opened a few years ago and it's a nice basic hotel. There are some hostels in the area too. Two malls bearby. UberX to Corcovado Station is around R$ 9 at 1.0x. However, I would point out that Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon are densely populated and those areas are not centered around the beach. Many residents don't even go do the beach (in a rough...More