Ipanema Beach 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 9 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
Just west of this colorful section and towards Leblon is another popular
stretch of sand known as Posto 10 (10th lifeguard tower) where young and
often beautiful carioca men and women hipsters congregate.
The Travel Channel listed Ipanema Beach as the sexiest beach in the world.
A wonderful place isn`t it?
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