Things to do in RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL | Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon BeachSaturday, September 07, 2013
Walk with Cham's Brazilian Hairventure at COPACABANA, IPANEMA & LEBLON BEACH
My Mama & I visited three well known beaches in Rio de Janeiro- Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon Beach.
JW Marriot Hotel, where we stayed is just right in front of the breathtaking Copacabana Beach.
Copacabana Beach is one the most popular & most beautiful beaches in the world. It's a public beach at the heart of a luxurious neighborhood.
It is filled with gorgeous people worshipping the sun and savoring the sand.
Asians in a beach full of Caucasians! This is something new for me. I realized that Brazil is our first out of the country beach trip. And can you believe that I haven't even experienced Boracay? Mas nauna pa akong makapagbeach sa Brazil! Kalerks!
There are also numerous Carioca vendors selling different items like shirt, swimsuits, bags and cangas (sarong) to name a few. We bought 3 Brazilian cangas as souvenir, ranges from R$20-30 (P380-570)
This particular vendor even taught my Mama how to transform an ordinary canga into a cover up! :)
My Mama, a classic beauty! Can you believe she'll turn 60 next year? :)
Aside from sunbathing and swimming there are numerous activities along the shores of Copacabana like adore sandcastles, play football & volleyball, have a massage (yes! at the shore!), eat & drink :)
It is also the place where millions of people celebrate New Year's Eve and the official venue of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup.
My Mama & I transferred to Ipanema after four days in Copacabana just so we can be near Ipanema Beach.
Ipanema Inn Hotel, the hotel where we stayed offers free use of beach towels and umbrella when going to the beach. My Mama and I went for a morning beach bumming but forgot to anticipate the weather. That particular morning was very chilly!
There was no backing out not even on a brrrrrrr weather!
And so because of the weather, Ipanema Beach was all for ourselves! :)
And because our no frills hotel had no complimentary chairs, we opted to use our cangas. But if you want to rent one, there are a lot of them along the shores.
Sunsets are not to be missed in Ipanema, too bad we only had the chance to witness the sunset on our last day which was fairly cloudy but nonetheless the view was still aaaaahmazing.
For our last day in Rio, Mama & I explored Leblon Beach.
While walking, we noticed that the other part of the road which is the entire beach road was closed to vehicles and is for the pedestrians who wants to walk, jog, run, skate or bike. It has been like this every Sunday from 7:00am-6:00pm of the whole year.
The beach in Leblon has fewer crowds compared to the other two. Here you can have a closer view of the mountain with favelas :)
Chairs can also be rented here but we opted not to.
I had a good time relaxing here because it was hot and there were only a few people around at the time. Haha! (Hindi nakakaconcious humilata)
Of course hindi pahuhuli si Mama ko :)
Going back to Ipanema Inn Hotel.
All beaches are open for public so Rio de Janeiro is a cheap getaway for beach lovers! :)
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