Destino Brasil - Ipanema

March 30th, 2012

Ipanema may well be Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic beach. Also made famous by the bossa nova classic, “The Girl from Ipanema,” this must-see destination can be found in the South Zone of the city known as Zona Sul.

Between Leblon and Arpoador, Ipanema is a tourist friendly beach, where one can easily wander the streets, enjoy fresh fruit at the farmer’s market and even participate in a game of volleyball. Lifeguard towers, or postos, divide the beach into segments. Some locations attract beautiful Carioca regulars (the locals of Rio), making certain postos more popular than others.

Scroll down for a glimpse into the relaxing Ipanema beach culture. Images courtesy of Photographer Denise Leão.

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil cut ViX Bikini
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Popular Snack from Ipanema Vendor Brasilian cut bikini
Popular Snack from Ipanema Vendor

Surfing in Ipanema Paula hermanny
Surfing in Ipanema

Ipanema Brazil Beach
Pet Friendly Ipanema

Typical Ipanema Street Design ViX inspiration
Typical Ipanema Street Design

Flip Flops with Ipanema Street Design Brazilian rubber ViX
Flip Flops with Ipanema Street Design

Ipanema Farmer's Market Paula Hermanny loves fresh fruits
Ipanema Farmer's Market

Ipanema Surfer Destination ViX swimsuit
Ipanema Surfer Destination