Rio de Janeiro is a city of many facets. World famous for its Carnival, the city has other advantages. Land of diversity, it offers travelers a new experience in each of its districts. This is especially in Ipanema and Leblon that can attend wealthy Cariocas and it is especially where Rio reveals his cult of the body. Your Travel Blog OnedayOnetravel offers you more.
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Between the beach where the cult of the body and the shady streets teeming with a multitude of shops more local to the hottest reign, the days pass quickly in Ipanema. Undoubtedly, the Ipanema Beach is our favorite beach side Rio heart. The 4.3 km long bay invites sunbathing but you will not be alone. The beach is divided into each separated by security posts sections. There's something for everyone: families with children, gay surfers ... If you can hide the incessant ballet of beach vendors, you will certainly a great day in the middle of sculpted bodies that innondent the beach. The cult of the body dominates Ipanema. On Sunday, the walk is closed to traffic. It is then invaded by walkers, cyclists, skaters and joggers. Take the opportunity to stroll sipping a coconut before going for a swim in the ocean.
The heart of meanwhile is very secure. Consists of apartments with guard, restaurants, bars and shops of all kinds participate in the vibrant.'s Gyms often located at the 1st floor of the building and visible from the street are omniprésententes typical of image that can be done in Rio.
Feel free to get lost in the leafy streets of the neighborhood, more crowded than those of Copacabana. On Sunday, the Osorio instead served by the subway, turns into a real craft market. Exhibition of paintings and sculptures, choir, tasting of regional products, ... are also present. On Tuesday, the same place gives way to a fruit and vegetable market with attractive price for a very good quality product.
Do not hesitate to go to the gateway or Cantagalo elevador. This bridge connects the favelas since 2010 Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho directly Ipanema metro-General Osorio. This connection is a new step in the necessary integration of the favelas to the formal city and could even become a new tourist spot! You will enjoy a view of the neighborhood of Ipanema Bay. The set includes several rounds with four fully glazed panoramic lifts. They can carry up to 100 passengers at a time. This public access is free and no safety issues to report.
At sunset, visit the tip of Arpoador neighborhood, located between the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. It is the ideal place to take windy but the Ipanema Bay picture with surfers in the foreground and the mountains around in the background.
Two other sites not to miss the botanical garden and the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, located behind the Ipanema and Leblon. If you decide to walk there, know that the walk around the lake is nice but the ride is a bit long to botanical garden. Otherwise take the bus or taxi to get there.
Located further south on the same bay Ipanema and at the foot of the two brothers Morro Dois Irmãos the Leblon neighborhood is the most exclusive neighborhood in Rio. Hotels, European restaurants, fast food outlets, bars and chic boutiques up the streets and avenues of this trendy area. The beach is about family and has a children's park and beach-volleyball. Not accessible by subway, take the bus or taxi to get in this lively neighborhood.
Where to eat, where to drink?
Restaurant weight. Are used at the buffet and you pay according to the weight of the plate. Cheap, balanced, and very convenient especially at noon.
Snacks corner lot with fruit. Ideal for a quick meal or to enjoy a great exotic fruit juices.
The Veronese. No. 29, Rua Visconde de Piraja. Near Osorio metro. Italian catering win. Excellent!
Barracas beach. Along the beaches. Once installed on the white sand beach, order your favorite drink in one of the servers barracas present throughout the bay. The principle: you order your drink, your seat and your umbrella and you only pay at the end of the day. All orders are summarized on a form. Practice! Drinks offered are many and varied: water, beer, juice, matt, soft drinks, caipirinhas, coconut drink with a straw ... not dying of thirst in Ipanema!
Where to sleep?
Renting a studio in Rio. Ideal for exploring Rio and live like a Carioca! We rented a studio ideally placed , we recommend you.