Top things to do in Ipanema & Leblon

Top Choice Beach in Ipanema & Leblon

Ipanema Beach

One long stretch of sun-drenched sand, Ipanema Beach is demarcated by postos (posts), which mark off subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Posto 9, right off Rua Vinícius de Moraes, is where Rio’s most lithe an…
Top Choice Brazilian in Ipanema & Leblon

Giuseppe Grill

One of Rio's best restaurants, Giuseppe Grill aims for perfection and it rarely disappoints. Chargrilled meat and fish plates are outstanding, as are Brazilian classics like bobó de camarão (manioc paste with dried …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Ipanema & Leblon

Canastra

Run by a trio of Frenchmen, Canastra has become one of the top nightlife destinations in Ipanema. Most nights, the crowd spills out onto the streets, and plenty of socializing cariocas never even make it inside. Thi…
Top Choice Fusion in Ipanema & Leblon

Zazá Bistrô Tropical

Inside an art-filled and whimsically decorated converted house, Zazá serves beautifully prepared dishes with Asian accents, and uses organic ingredients when possible. Favorites include chicken curry with jasmine ri…
Top Choice International in Ipanema & Leblon

Zuka

One of Rio's best restaurants, Zuka prepares mouthwatering cuisine. Try zingy ceviche with Brazilian piquinho pepper or the confection-like delicacy of Zuka's original foie gras to start, followed by tender octopus …
Top Choice Market in Ipanema & Leblon

Hippie Fair

The Zona Sul's most famous market, the Hippie Fair (aka Feira de Arte de Ipanema) has artwork, jewelry, handicrafts, clothing and souvenirs for sale. Stalls in the four corners of the plaza sell tasty plates of acar…
Fashion & Accessories in Ipanema & Leblon

Gilson Martins

Designer Gilson Martins transforms the Brazilian flag and silhouettes of Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and Corcovado into eye-catching accessories in his flagship store in Ipanema. This is the place for unique …
Viewpoint in Ipanema & Leblon

Ponta do Arpoador

At the far eastern end of Av Vieira Souto, this rocky point juts out into the water and serves as one of Rio's best places for watching the sunset. Throughout the day, you'll spot fishers casting off the rock, coupl…
Fusion in Ipanema & Leblon

CT Boucherie

Created by Claude Troisgros, Rio's most famous chef, this innovative Leblon restaurant takes the idea of the churrascaria (traditional barbecue restaurant) and turns it on its head. Instead of all-you-can-eat meat, …
Chocolate in Ipanema & Leblon

Chocolate Q

This is serious chocolate. Cacao beans, harvested from a single, environmentally conscious grower in Bahia, are processed into a range of exquisite dark-chocolate products (milk chocolate fans be advised, there is n…