Praia da Ipanema
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NileGuide Expert tip:
If no prices are displayed, make sure you check the cost of your food and drink before ordering, or you could be in for a nasty shock when you get the bill. Assuming that prices will be fair because somewhere 'looks cheap' can be an expensive mistake.
Although Ipanema doesn't have the sheer number and variety of beach bars and restaurants as its neighbor Copacabana, there are still plenty of spots where you can enjoy a drink and a snack right on the sands. Often much more affordable than other bars in this upscale neighborhood, Ipanema's beach bars open well into the wee small hours during high season, making them favourite spots with partiers looking for one last beer as the sun comes up.