Ipanema beach sits between Arpoador beach and Leblon beach in a wealthy neighbourhood. With pristine waters and long, sandy beaches, you won't want to miss out!

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At the beach, many individuals relax and sunbathe under the open sun whilst listening to the faint breeze. However, if you're feeling sporty, may locals enjoy playing Frescobol, a racquet sport, so you can join in. The beach also has a viewpoint for watching the sunset, with a observation point in a gazebo. Furthermore, there are vendors all around the beach area selling food, refreshments, and beach umbrellas, etc. If you want to swim, the beach area is beautiful but you must be careful with the waves!

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Activities in the area

If you come in the day, breakfast is great at the bakery Cafeina, specifically their pastries and juices. Around dinner, Via Farme is very popular, as it's delicious at an affordable price. Throughout the day, the gay crowd loves to congregate at Bar Bofetada for beers and snacks. At night, a ton of gays attend Casa de Lua or other nightclubs in the area. Aside from food and parties, the area is filled with sophisticated galleries, jewelry stores, bookstores, and movie theaters. Hippie fair is also held every Sunday where you can buy random thing like wooden dolls and parrots.

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Where to Stay

Our favourite LGBTQ+ friendly hotel is the Porto Bay Rio Internacional hotel. The hotel offers personalized service and a beautiful view of the beach. Located only 20 minutes away from Ipanema beach by car, you're in a perfect place to maximize beach enjoyment.   Click here to view room prices now to plan your gaycation to the beautiful Ipanema beach.