Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema
  • Natural Attraction
  • 3-5 hours
  • Summer

If Copacabana is the most famous, Ipanema is the sexiest. Immortalised by the Girl of Ipanema song, this stretch of sand is varied and diverse, a reflection of Rio's many faces. Different tribes inhabit Ipanema, each with a distinct territory demarcated by the numbered lifeguard towers. Posto 10 is the sport lovers area where people play volleyball, football and the locally invented futivoley - a mix of the two. Posto 8 is dominated by the favela kids. Leblon at the opposite end from Copa is the family area. Posto 9, in front of Farme de Amoedo street is where the LGBTQ crowd meet. Just follow the rainbow flag.

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Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

General impression
Excellent
LGBT-friendly
Excellent
Lance Horsley has been to and reviewed Ipanema Beach

Added 1 year ago

WOW, do NOT miss hanging out on Ipanema beach.....close to Posto #9 (lifeguard station #9) is the gay area....but the gay crowds are moving more towards Posto #10 now.... Sexy brazilians are to be seen EVERYWHERE!!! "Farme"....the gay strip has a great after beach bar where the locals and tourists love to mingle: https://www.facebook.com/tonemairestaurante/

Stuart Jago has been to and reviewed Ipanema Beach

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Probably the best place to meet LGBT friends in Rio..the gay section of the beach is especially busy at weekends and holiday periods.

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Umas das mais belas paisagens dessa cidade!

Once the residence of Tom Jobim, the Bossa Nova composer who wrote Garota de Ipanema, Bonita Hostel is just three blocks from the beach and one block from the metro station. Colorful and lively, this may not...
  • Hostel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

  • International brand
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Casa Mosquito
0.3 km
Casa Mosquito

  • Boutique hotel
  • LGBTQ-friendly
Delirium Café

  • Café or Bistro
  • Other
Zazá Bistro
0.7 km
Zazá Bistro

  • Café or Bistro
  • Brazilian
Azteka
0.1 km
Azteka

  • Casual
  • Mexican
Galeria Café
0.1 km
Galeria Café
1 review

  • Nightclub
  • LGBTQ
Le Boy
0.8 km
Le Boy

  • Nightclub
  • LGBTQ
La Cueva
1 km
La Cueva

  • Nightclub
  • For Men