to the insider's guide to Rio de Janeiro born and raised in Ipanema!
Visit Rio by Subject, our hospitality center,
for brief descriptions, and links to our main sections and pages. You
may start with Rio for Beginners,
and work your way up to more advanced topics such as city
tours, lodging, nightlife, Carnival...
Carnaval 2014 Planner & Photos
Carnaval 2014 is from March 1 through 4, and our Carnaval Party Planner 2014
is already online with all the suggestions. Review the pre-parades of Banda de Ipanema
, and Simpatia é Quase Amor
. Banda de Ipanema on Saturday
is also online! This is a link to Simpatia é Quase Amor on Carnaval Sunday
, and this is the album of Volta Alice, in Laranjeiras
on Monday. The Tuesday Edition of Banda de Ipanema
is already online! The Champion's Parade that happened on Feb. 16th was lovely
! Vila Isabel, Beija-Flor and Unidos da Tijuca placed first, second and third.
Nature Watch - Ipanema Beach
Residents of Ipanema are very tolerant and good-natured when it comes to hosting events at the beach. As the proportions are not as generous as in Copacabana, bigger shows usually happen at the wider sand strip near Jardim de Alá. There is a show happening within a few days next to Posto 10. Unfortunately the company that built the stage invaded a Preservation Area that is a haven to a couple of lovely quero-queros, a very territorial native bird that lays its eggs on the sand. We hope they survive the ordeal. Photos and more details here
Season's Greetings from Rio!
Soon the the Floating Christmas Tree will be launched with a fireworks festival, opening the season. This spring has been blessed with many sunny days, and the sea water is crystal clear. The city is not yet as crowded as it will be for New Year's Eve
. The fireworks festival at Copacabana
attracts about 2 million people. A live perfermance with legendary Jorge Ben was confirmed. If you did not make it this time, start planning ahead. There's no other place to be. See you soon!
What's new at www.ipanema.com!
Our listing of suggested venues are sorted by area, and come with maps and tips. We have already uploaded Nightlife in Rio
and soon will launch brand-new versions of our restaurant and shopping suggestions. We have also reviewed private owned apartments for short-term rental
, in addition to our traditional lodging suggestions at the best hotels and all-suite properties
A City Under Renovations!
Rio is getting ready for major events like the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Traffic has been changed in some streets in Leblon, Praça da Paz in Ipanema was turned into a construction site. After Carnaval some subway stations will be closed for renovations and to be integrated to the new line that reaches Sao Conrado and Barra da Tijuca. Even the Maracanã stadium is getting a facelift!
Follow us at Facebook
We have just launched our page on Facebook
! Instead of offering a replica of our website, we are creating new content, posting original collections of fresh photos, and lotsa special goodies. If you are looking for a Rio cover photo for your FB page
, download one of our FB ready images for free, Our special feature of the month is the history of Brazil as portrayed by movies and songs. Rght now we are reaching the golden era of Bossa Nova! Keep up to date, just press the Like button!