Walk on the beach of Ipanema and you will feel the true spirit of the carioca. Leblon is the neighborhood next to Ipanema and the two are actually only separated by a canal called Jardim do Alah. On sunday's the street at the beachfront Avenida Viera Souto are free of traffic until 7 pm, making it a maior leisure spot for skaters and professional beach bums.
Under you can see our favorite picks of places to stay in Ipanema, whether you are a king or on a budget.
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By the time you arrive in Rio you have probably seen a handful of pictures from the rooftop of the famous Fasano hotel in your airplane magazine, as it seems like every other fashion shoot in Rio takes place here. Designed by architect Philippe Starck, Fasano is where Madonna stays when she comes to town.
Cesar Park is a 5-star hotel in a luxurious building situated on the seafront of Ipanema Beach. In addition to its great location, this hotel offers several leisure and relaxation options, such as sauna, spa, outdoor pool and a well-equipped gym with a panoramic view over the ocean.
Praia Ipanema Hotel
Featuring an infinity pool, Praia Ipanema Hotel is in a privileged location, across from Ipanema Beach. It offers a restaurant and rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea.
Stay in Ipanema on a budget
Go for a hostel
Guests at the Hostel Bonita Ipanema will benefit from its central location, being surrounded by the best restaurants, bars and nightlife. The tour desk can also book skydiving, helicopter tours or a samba class. Rooms at the Hotel Bonita offer practical accommodations with modern parquet flooring. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
Ipanema Beach House
Beach House Ipanema offers cozy rooms and practical dormitories that offer cooling and a private or shared bathroom. Guests can use the kitchen or relax in the lounge and watch TV. Every morning a buffet breakfast is served, which offers a selection of fresh fruits, breads and sweets. After a day in the sun, guests can also enjoy a variety of cocktails from the outdoor bar.