Destination guide

Surf and sand in Ipanema

Under the twin-peaked silhouette of the Morro Dois Irmaos, Ipanema continues to tick over to the sounds of samba and Brazilian jazz. A muse for artists and leftie politicos, the place still hums with the energy of a real subculture hotspot. Favela dwellers come here to kick footballs away from the fashionistas of Copacabana. Surfers come to ride to the frothing Atlantic tubes. Cariocas head down to soak up the rays on the weekend. It's a vibrant, buzzing sector of Rio's Zona Sul, packed with excellent bars and swish Ipanema vacation rentals aplenty.

Things to do

Culture and coastal treats in Ipanema

The long stretch of sand that is Ipanema Beach is the most obvious attraction in this neighborhood. Seek out the coveted Ipanema vacation rentals with views down to the beachside posts and volleyball courts and you'll find yourself staying in one of the most vibrant spots in all of Brazil. It's not just about the coast though. You can discover ad hoc art galleries on the Praca General Osorio and can see resplendent jewel collections in Diamond Row. The Galeria de Ipanema is home to acclaimed Latin American art works, which are well worth spying out.

Activities

Living like a Carioca in Ipanema

Ipanema vacation rentals are your ticket to one of Rio's most happening beach quarters. You can spend whole holidays kicking soccer balls and playing volleyball with the tanned Cariocas who are regulars of the Zona Sul. You can rent out boards and hit the frothing Atlantic beach breaks with the wave riders. Or, you can hop between the feijoada joints and bossa nova houses on the oceanside avenue, learning how to craft spicy Latin fare or listening to the bumping jazz that's still the backing track of the beach.

Weather

A warming jaunt to Ipanema

Eager to escape the chillier months of North America? Pining for some sun around Christmas? Need a bout of tropical warmth to get you through the winter? Ipanema vacation rentals could just be the perfect thing. This sun-splashed, seaside neighborhood on the edge of Rio's salt-washed Zona Sul is at its best between December and March. That's when the tanned bodies hit the beach for sunbathing, while February brings on the wild nights and jazz blowouts of the Rio Carnival.

Natural features

Salt wash and soaring peaks in Ipanema

Ipanema's little cut out of the Rio coast is nothing short of breathtaking. The twin-topped mountains of the Morro Dois Irmaos _ the Two Brothers _ crash over the sands to the west, creating a striking topography and offering soaring lookouts with some of the best sunrise and sunset viewing in the metropolis. Down below, the strip runs from Leblon to the end of Copacabana Beach, washed by roaring surf at some points and dotted with soft sunbathing sections at others. Nearby, the Tijuca Forest also beckons, a land of tabletop mountains and misty tropical groves.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ipanema

The nearest airport is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), located 5.6 mi (9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), which is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

Walk to nearby metro transportation at Nossa Senhora da Paz Station or Ipanema-General Osorio Station if you're interested in seeing more of the city.

Where to stay around Ipanema?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,168 vacation rentals near Ipanema. From 1,072 Condos/Apartments to 36 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ipanema for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ipanema?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ipanema:

  • Zona Sul: 1,986 vacation rentals
  • Copacabana: 1,521 vacation rentals
  • Barra da Tijuca: 387 vacation rentals
  • Leblon: 1,144 vacation rentals
  • Santa Teresa: 151 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ipanema?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ipanema. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro: 2,632 vacation rentals
  • Leblon Beach: 2,711 vacation rentals
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  • Sugarloaf Mountain: 2,615 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ipanema listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Ipanema?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,072 Condos/Apartments in Ipanema. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ipanema include:

  • Houses: 36 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,108 rentals available
  • Hotels: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ipanema?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 187 vacation rentals with pool available in Ipanema. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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