Rio de Janeiro - Ipanema & Leblon (Chapter)
This is the Ipanema & Leblon chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janiero guidebook.
The favored address for young, beautiful and wealthy cariocas (residents of Rio), these twin neighborhoods boast magnificent beaches and tree-lined streets full of enticing open-air cafes, restaurants and bars. Ipanema is also Rio’s gay district, centred on and near Rua Farme de Amoedo.
- frolic in the waves, sip refreshing maté and watch people parade on lovely Ipanema Beach.
- join fishers and couples on rocky Ponta do Arpoador for the nightly spectacle of sunset.
- feast on Bahian snacks and browse artwork and handicrafts at the weekly Hippie Fair.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Ipanema & Leblon, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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