What To Do In Ipanema?
Ipanema’s Famous Residents Reveal All

This May 2015 marks the 121st birthday for the famous Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Ipanema. This neighborhood in the heart of South Zone, has always basked in the spotlight of what is cool in Rio de Janeiro. From applauding the sunset at Arpoador, to the barely there bikinis and from the fashion-forward crowd at Posto 9 to the buzzing boutiques, bars and restaurants that line the streets. In celebration of this mighty milestone, we turn to Ipanema’s most illustrious residents to find out – from a real Carioca’s perspective – what to do in Ipanema.

Alexandre Borges – Actor

Alexandre Borges, a Brazilian actor famous for his work in Brazilian soap operas, reveals what to do in Ipanema:

What To Do In Ipanema - Alexandre Borges

  • For dinner: Gero (Hotel Fassano)
  • To meet friends for a drink: Paz e Amor (Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 173)
  • To play sport: Lagoa
  • To take a dip: Posto 10 right in front of Rua Henrique Dumont
  • Post-beach snack: Benkei for a quick slice of Sushi (Av. Henrique Dumont, 71)
  • To go out at night: Livraria da Travessa (R. Visc. de Pirajá, 572)
  • To relax: Clube Caiçaras (Rua Epitácio Pessoa, s/n – Lagoa)

Nelson Motta – Writer and Journalist

Nelson Motta is a Bossa Nova original, collaborating with some of the biggest names such as Elis Regina and Edu Lobo. These are his top picks for things to do in Ipanema

What To Do In Ipanema - Nelson Motta

  • For dinner: Antica Osteria (Rua Paul Redfern, 40)
  • To meet friends: My house with the view over the ocean
  • To play sports: An early morning walk along the boradwalk
  • To take a dip: Arpoador
  • Post-beach snack: pizza from Zona Sul
  • Shoppping: I hate shopping
  • To go out at night: To go to the cinema at Estação Ipanema
  • For breakfast: Fasano, the world’s best breakfast!
  • To relax: shiatsu at Zen Spa

Luiza Brunet – Former Model

Luiza is a former fashion model who has also been associated with a number of movies, reveals her favorite things to do in Ipanema

What to do in Ipanema

  • For dinner: Satyricon (Rua Barão da Torre, 192) and Alessandro e Frederico (Rua Garcia D’avila, 134, loja D)
  • To meet friends: Just go out on the street you meet everybody
  • To play sports: Walk along the beach, gymnastics and pilates
  • To take a dip: Posto 10, in front of my house
  • Post-beach snack: Gula Gula (Av. Henrique Dumont, 57 )
  • Shoppping: I love window shopping from the street
  • To go out at night: Cinema at Estação Ipanema
  • For breakfast: Livraria da Travessa (R. Visc. de Pirajá, 572)
  • To relax: Sunset at Arpoador

João Emanuel Carneiro – Novela Writer

João is a screenwriter, film director and author of Brazilian telenovelas and his choice of the best things to do in Ipanema involves

What to do in Ipanema

  • For dinner: Satyricon (Rua Barão da Torre, 192) and Margutta (Av. Henrique Dumont, 62)
  • To drink: Bar do Fasano
  • To meet friends: Livraria da Travessa one of the best places in the world in my opinion
  • To play sports: Smartfit Gym
  • For breakfast: Complex Esquina 111 (Rua Maria Quitéria, 111)
  • To relax: A cold beer in the hot sun at Posto 9

Patricia Davidson – Nutritionist

Patricia, the first functional nutritionist Rio de Janeiro, reveals what to do in Ipanema

What to do in Ipanema  - Patricia Davidson

  • For dinner: Esplanada Grill (Rua Barão da Torre, 600)
  • To drink: Frozen red fruits at Via Sete (Rua Garcia D’ Avila, 125)
  • To meet friends: Fasano rooftop
  • To play sports: Broadwalk in front of Rua Garcia D’Ávila
  • For a dip: Arpoador
  • Post-beach snack: Astor, for the best tomato juice and grilled cheese (queijo coalho) in Ipanema
  • Shopping: Garcia D’Ávila
  • To go out at night: Cinema at Estção Ipanema or dinner Gero (Hotel Fassano)
  • For breakfast: Tapioca filled with curd cheese and jam at Mil Frutas (Rua Garcia D’Ávila, 134 )
  • To relax: Ayurveda massage clinic Patricia Davidson Haiat, of course!

Ron Meisler – Reserva

Ron, the owner of designer label Reserva tells about his favorite things to do in Ipanema

What to do in Ipanema - Ron Meisler

Article sourced from vejario.abril.com.br
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