Best Beaches on the planet: Ipanema

Chic Ipanema coastline is in which the summer takes place in Rio, and whon’t love the ’60s song concerning the girl From Ipanema? Ipanema beach was also the launch pad for the skimpy tanga bikini (and less appealingly, the crocheted G-string for men), setting trends across the world.

The sand the following is super soft, white and extends for just two kilometers. Behind the beach you will find a mix of upscale shops and restaurants. There are numerous pubs, and night-spots congregating along Rua Vincius de Morais, including the famous Garota de Ipanema Bar. It was here that Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Morais penned the words to “The woman from Ipanema.”

If you’d like to see this trendsetting beach, to see and start to become seen, the nearest airports are the Overseas Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport, which can be about a 30-minute drive away, and Santos Dumont Domestic Airport, which will be about ten minutes by vehicle from Ipanema.