Why Choose Ipanema
Welcome to one of the most exciting neighborhoods in Rio. If you’re not sure where to book your luxury apartment in Ipanema for your vacation to the Marvelous City, let us offer you this guide to staying in Ipanema to make your decision easier. From sleek bars to cool nightclubs and from high-end restaurants to exclusive boutique shops, this cosmopolitan area offers you everything you could want, yet with all the Cariocas’ typical informality and down-to-earthness that allows you to leave the beach and go shopping still wearing flip flops.
If you’re coming from your luxury apartment in Copacabana, just a few stops on the subway bring you to Praça General Osório, where you’ll find traditional botequins (simple bars) like Belmonte (53 Rua Teixeira de Melo) and a couple hot bars and restaurants. This square also comes alive on Sundays with an eclectic ‘Hippie Market’ filled with Brazilian wares and crafts, perfect for a couple of souvenirs. If it’s a full dining experience you’re looking for, Rua Barão de Torre and Rua Garcia d’Ávila are home to some of the best restaurants in the area, such as Cavist (358 Rua Barão da Torre) or Via Sete (125 Rua Garcia d’Ávila), not to mention some great boutique shopping opportunities as you head towards Leblon.
The LGBTQ community will find in Rua Farme de Amoedo the most gay-friendly street in Rio (and perhaps in Brazil), with many gay bars (just as friendly with the heterosexuals community) welcoming their customers as they arrive off the spot on the beach where representative rainbow flags freely flutter.
Arguably the sexiest beach in Brazil, Ipanema beach is the epicenter of everything that happens around here. What makes this beach so famous?, For one, the notorious trend of the ever shrinking swimwear throughout the decades, a wide acceptance of the gay community in a city otherwise dominated by macho culture, and the coolest of the Cariocas hanging out at Coqueirão beach area (under the tallest coconut tree).
However, in case a rare downpour catches you off guard, Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim and Oi Futuro Ipanema are great cultural venues that house comfortable movie theaters and edgy contemporary art exhibitions in the same space. Now that you're familia with our guide to staying in Ipanema you’ll never be in doubt of what to do regardless of the weather, guaranteeing you’ll have a great time while staying in your luxury penthouse in Ipanema.