Ipanema is located between Leblon and Arpoador. it is distinct from its neighbour with streets aligned into grids. Ipanema's beach culture includes surfers and sun bathers who gather daily at the beach.
Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles allowing local residents and tourists to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.
It holds a street parade, the Banda de Ipanema, during Carnival festivities separate from those of Rio de Janeiro, attracting up to 50,000 people to the streets of Ipanema.
Two mountains called the Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers) rise at the western end of the beach, which is divided into segments delineated by postos, or lifeguard towers. Do try Cachaca and beer here. Tpanema beach is always busy with people relaxing or playing beach sports such as football, volleyball, and footvolley (football + Volleyball).
Posto 9 is the section of the beach around the #9 lifeguard station, across from Joana Angelica Street. Posto 9 is the gathering spot for counter-cultural types from the area near Farme de Amoedo Street, next to the dunes called Dunas do Barato and a pier that was demolished in the 1970s. Posto 9 of Ipanema beach is popular with students, artists, actors, and liberal-minded people.
Feira Hippie de Ipanema
A Sunday market , Ipanema Hippie Market, is held in Ipanema with over 700 stalls participating.
How to get to Ipanema ?
From Carioca to Ipanema:
Rio Metro, Bus Line 2017, Uber/Taxi
GIG Airport to Ipanema:
Bus Line 2101 or 2017,
Bus from Terminal 2 to Vicente de Carvalho Metro to Ipanema