It is famously known for its elegance and social qualities. Two mountains called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) rise at the western end of the beach. The beach is divided into segments by marks known as postos (lifeguard towers). Beer is sold everywhere on the beach along with the traditional cachaça. There are always circles of people playing football, volleyball, and footvolley, a locally invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and football.
In the winter the surf can reach nine feet. The water quality varies with days of light-blue water to a more murky green after heavy rains. Constant swells keep the water clean. The often treacherous beach break regularly forms barrels.
Just west of this colorful section and towards Leblon, Rio de Janeiro is another popular stretch of sand known as Posto 10 (10th lifeguard tower).
The Travel Channel listed Ipanema Beach as the sexiest beach in the world.
People usually applaud to the sunset in the summer.
I visit this beach to much for years, however have years I don't enter in the waters this is because now I prefer deseert beachs that are more safe.
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sabermonajati (10893) 2014-02-03 11:06
fascinating landscape from beach and buildings with many people you captured.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-03 11:37
I would like to visit this place one day. The combination of modern buildings and amazing nature around created a truly fantastic landscape. Excellent image! Well done!
photoray (13725) 2014-02-04 16:16
Interesting 'bird's eye view' of the famous Rio de Janeiro beach, curving into the distance, very crowded with beach goers, and even more crowded high rise buildings.
Also reminds me of the beautiful song "The Girl from Ipanema" from the late 1960s.
Miguel82 (27028) 2014-02-05 6:02
Ipanema the sister beach of Copacabana is so beautiful and very crowded, you found an excellent pov to capture that photo, bravo André, high buildings and towers in that part of Rio, all the best, greetings
macjake (63250) 2014-02-17 6:11
wow, look at all those people!
amazingly popular beach.
but you say its not safe...items get stolen perhaps?
i take it those buildings are hotels, maybe some appartments too.
love this beach shot with the long curve and blue waters.
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13636)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-03 6:34