Brazil Geeks on Ipanema Beach (RIO)
Less than a 10-minute walk from the world famous Copacabana Beach is Ipanema Beach. If you have ever heard of the song “The Girl from Ipanema” by Brazilian musicians Antonio Carlos aka Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes this is the Ipanema they were talking about. Although “The Girl” is no longer around she did leave hundreds of her beautiful friends.
Ipanema has recently taken over as Rio’s #1 Beach (depending on who you ask) and is a locals favorite, especially among Rio’s elite and middle class. The Travel Channel has rated Ipanema one of the sexiest beaches in the world. It is definitely the beach to see and be seen. Supposedly this where the “tanga” or Brazilian style bikini first became popular.
Feb 14, 2012