Ipanema neighborhood founded in 1894, is one of the best known of Rio de Janeiro, and also one of the most luxurious. On Avenida Vieira Souto houses the most expensive real estate in Latin America, with a price per square meter up to 24,000 reales.
It is a beach with a great atmosphere, a pleasant atmosphere will rodeadará, the waters are very blue and the sand is white. These beaches are also usually pretty clean.
Ipanema also has songs about her, like Copacabana, but perhaps not as well known internationally as the latter and is therefore less crowded. The tourism is important and attracts people of diverse nature, perhaps a greater purchasing power than Copacabana.
It’s a big beach, just over two kilometers, which throughout its journey home to swimmers of various kinds. It has several areas, more or less defined, which brings together different groups, such as gay, families, sports enthusiasts, etc..
The area is known internationally as a gay tourist destination, which turns on Ipanema meeting place par excellence and distraction of this style. The area of the beach near Posto 6 is frequented by the gay community and is said Rua Farme de Amoedo is “the gayest street in the world”.
Along the Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Copacabana, Ipanema is one of the best places in the city of Rio de Janeiro and according to “Discovery Travel & Living” is the second best beach in the world and the sexiest of all.