Ipanema is a rich, chic and trendy South of the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil neighborhood area. It is bordered by the chic Leblon to the west, north Lagoa, Arpoador east and the ocean to the south.
Ipanema is the birthplace of the music invented by João Gilberto. This is the beach in question, in the song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema) created by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, both residents of Ipanema. It was translated into many languages. Improvised concerts Bossa Nova is still organized in the street.
This area has one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in the world, right next to the Copacabana. Many Cariocas are practicing beach volleyball and volleyball fute, a volleyball that is played with the feet. Throughout the day, sunbathers offer besides the traditional "Sandwichi natural" and "guaraviton" the ice Acai (pronounced assahii) fruit from the Amazon rainforest is rarely sold in Europe. Currents like the waves are strong enough, also regularly reckless merges back on the beach by helicopter military police bathers.
In the evening, the beach you can admire the sunset on "Two Brothers" (Do Irmãos), the twin mountains on the borders of Leblon and Rocinha. Swimmers cheer when the sun goes behind the mountains to thank this wonderful day in the city.
Note: Sunday, traffic is stopped on the side of the road the avenue that borders the beach