How to describe the legendary Brazilian beach Ipanema? I’d say… coconuts (duh), bikini sellers, beautiful people everywhere, luxury hotels, and amazing light right before sunset.
Although we stayed at Copacabana, several days we took the 30 minutes-or-so walk up to Ipanema. I personally preferred it over Copacabana; it is more modern, has those peculiar mountains in the background, and ahem… veeery handsome surfers. There is also a big rock next to the beach where you can go up and see the sunset over Ipanema. That was pretty spectacular. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.
You can read the rest of my posts from my trip to Brazil last May here.
If you’ve ever been to Rio de Janeiro, did you get a favorite? Ipanema or Copacabana?