This is the most exciting and hip place to find yourself in, especially on a Sunday. Mix with the masses out to enjoy their day off. Take care of your belongings. The sand is clear white but the waters rough and choppy with huge waves. Lots of little cafes to eat and drink in. May be a bit too crowded for some people's liking (if so make your way to Ipanema next door). This is truly a people's beach- something in it for everyone of any age group.