Ipanema shares a border with Copacabana, but this world-class beach destination is more poised than its south Rio counterpart. Like a samba that swings so cool, this neighborhood is known for culturally enriching contributions and nonstop parties. Ipanema is home to universities, art galleries, elegant restaurants, hip nightclubs, and a robust cafe culture. The neighborhood’s mix of vocations creates a colorful beachside dynamic—students, surfers, professionals, and a thriving LGBT population frequents its sandy banks.See 1247 places to stay Save this neighborhood
More Stylish Than Copacabana: Ipanema's Coastal Culture
Ipanema is an ultra-chic area of Rio that's a favorite hangout among the young and beautiful Brazilian locals. Your stay in Ipanema will not be complete without getting a taste of this district’s thriving nightlife. Bars, lounges and nightclubs are filled with hip crowds, great drinks and cool music. Ipanema can definitely keep you up from dusk till dawn with its fun-filled attractions and gorgeous seascape."
Paola & Isak
Where Cariocas Find Their Style
Ipanema is a classic point of bohemian in Rio. Unforgettable songs like Girl from Ipanema, by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes were born in the bars here."
Dining Is Sweet In Ipanema
Pretty much everything one needs is available in this neighborhood. We are surrounded by wonderful boutiques and retail stores - the epicenter of the best shopping area of Rio."
The Human Connection
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Andre is both a dentist and photographer, living in Rio de Janeiro. He has a huge passion for Rio, and after shooting this project for Airbnb, he is certain that there is no place as beautiful as the city placed between the mountain and the sea.
Fabio Blaser is a Swiss photojournalist based in Rio de Janeiro. Before moving to Brazil, he graduated from the University of Plymouth in the UK. When not behind his camera, he enjoys the beaches, waterfalls, rainforest and Brazilian way of life. He loved the opportunity to shoot the wonderful tropical city that he is privileged to call home for Airbnb.
Sam Comen is a 32-year-old bon-vivant and LA native who counts Esquire, Details, Rolling Stone, and The Wall Street Journal among his clients. He has been awarded national grants and honors for his long-term portrait essays. On assignment in Rio de Janeiro for 11 days with Airbnb, Sam came to love and admire the city's environment, natural splendor, and the Cariocas' easy-going attitude.