IPANEMA RIO DE JANEIRO - SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2021 4K
It was such a busy and lovely day at Ipanema beach. People partying and playing balls and basking in the Rio sun.
The first beach that really got famous in Rio was Copacabana, but at the same time people living in Ipanema started to go their own beach. The neighborhood is traditionally a wealthy one as opposed to Copacabana that has been dominated by the middle class. As a result the beach culture developed here was a bit more refined.
Things have changed, there are more tourists and the politics are long gone. A recent surge in tourists have moved many locals more towards Posto 10. Just like in Copacabana sports is a dominant (if not even more dominant) feature. The percentage of perfect bodies around Posto 9 and 10 is really high. There is a open air free gym over at Praia de Diabo in Arpoador and there are volleyball courts and football fields all over.
Ipanema is a neighbourhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova jazz song, "The Girl from Ipanema", written by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.
“Tall and tan and young and lovely the Girl from Ipanema goes walking…” Oh how I love that song. It is the second most recorded pop song after Yesterday by the Beatles.
Ipanema Beach is essentially attached to Leblon Beach. This is another long stretch of Rio sand where people play beach volleyball and bask under sun umbrellas. Ipanema beach is indeed very beautiful.
Ipanema is one of the best known beaches of Brazil.