Ipanema Beach, the liveliest beach of Rio covers an area of five miles. The beach gives a panoramic view of the traditional surrounding of the Carioca beach culture, sometimes called the Praia culture. The beach gets plenty of sunshine and women wear the famous dental floss bikinis and men wear sungas. It advisable to hire beach chairs and umbrellas, to avoid sunburn. These are readily available from local barracas.
The beach is surrounded by inviting, clear blue water. The centre of attraction on the Ipanema beach is the ritual by local carioca women as they enter the water. Tourists of all ages are attracted to this beach and this adds movement and joy throughout the day on Ipanema Beach. Everything on the beach is amazing; swimming in the blue water, playing sports, shopping or just enjoying the nightlife at the several pubs around the beach.