Things to do in RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL | Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon Beach

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Walk with Cham's Brazilian Hairventure at COPACABANA, IPANEMA & LEBLON BEACH

Whether it's sunny or cold in Rio de Janeiro, no one leaves the city without going to the beach. So let's go to the beach each let's go get away!!! (the Brazilian way) :) :) :)

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!

Marriot Hotel offers free use of chairs, umbrella and towel with a butler at the beach :)

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.

This beach became very popular because of the bossa nova song, Girl from Ipanema. The two-mile long beach is filled with amazing mountain views, powdery sand & young, hip and trendy crowd which is more of my genre. 

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! :)

plus Nilo, Olin and the Cariocas playing football. 

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.

Leblon is just beside Ipanema but even more exclusive since it is the home of the rich and famous people.

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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  1. Haha even the kissing couple nakuhaan mo Ms. Cham? I love the the shade of the sun it reminds me to hit the beach again wahhhh beach.. BEACH BEACH!!! Happy ako you and your mama enjoyed the beach and brazil. :)


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