Ipanema and Leblon

Urbain Rio’s most beautiful , fashionable and secure beaches – Ipanema, and its extension farther south Leblon – after a wealth of different beachside activities , from sunbathing to keeping in shape . Most tourists make their base at two of Rio’s wealthiest neighborhoods located behind the beaches (also called Ipanema and Leblon ) were chic boutiques and glamorous restaurants line the narrow streets. Although the city center is 9 miles (15km) away , neighboring Copacabana , as well as the Jardin Botanico , Corcovado , and Gavea, area easily accessible from here.

Poet Vinicius de Moraes and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote The Girl from Ipanema In homage to a beautiful teenager called Heloisa Pinheiro who, on her way to the beach, used to pass the café where the men would meet for an afternoon beer: Click there to listen!