Ipanema is the top destination in Rio de Janeiro. We are located 1 small block from the world's best beach. All you have to do is walk downstairs & you are in the heart of the restaurant district, Brazilian boutique shopping, spas, beach bars. live music, theater and farmers market. Or you can opt to spend your day the 'Carioca' (Rio local) way, which is at the beach: buying bikinis, getting a massage and drinking cold caipirinhas. It is all waiting for you outside your front door!
What to do in Ipanema
I have written a small guidebook on "a local's guide to Rio" highlighting fabulous hole-in-the-wall restaurants, local bars, prices to pay at the beach, how much taxis cost... There will be one waiting for you on your bed.
For a more in-depth look at the Brazilian lifestyle and an insider's guide to Rio de Janeiro, please check out our Casa Bromelia Blog.
Distances (without traffic):
20 min - Christ the Redeemer (1 of the 7 wonders of the world)
5 min - Copacabana (classic Rio beach)
25 min - Lapa (dancing neighborhood)
50 min - International Airport (GIG: Rio Galeão - Tom Jobim)
30 min - Domestic Airport (SDU: Santos Dumont)
How to move around
NOTE: our entrance is the large brown gates on Rua Prudente de Morais. ring the bell for floor 2 and you will be welcomed in.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND: letting us organize a private driver to be waiting for you at arrivals. For the lack of stress & the ease it brings, it is an excellent value! Arriving at the airport can be chaotic and especially if it is your first time in Rio, you want to make sure you have an honest & secure driver to escort you back to the CASA. For a driver to be waiting for you at arrivals with a sign with your name on it is:
Pick up from GIG Intl: 200Reais Pick up from SDU: 130Reais
Arriving from Rio Galeão/Tom Jobim (int'l) & Santos Dumont (domestic):
Taxi After clearing customs with your baggage, before you exit the glass doors in arrivals, you will see a registered taxi stand where you can pre-pay for a private taxi directly to Ipanema. (approx. 150 brazilian reais)
Private Driver We can arrange a private driver to be waiting for you.
Tourist Bus Premium Ômnibus is the big blue shuttle bus running every 30 minutes from 5:30am - 11pm towards Ipanema in the Zona Sul district. Exit at Caesar Park hotel, walk 1 street away from the beach to rue Prudente de Morais and we are located on the corner of Maria Quitéria.
Parking We don't have a private parking lot, but there is a garage right next door open 24hours/day where you can pay a daily rate of 80Reais to park. ESTAPAR - R. Prudente de Morais, 1008 - Ipanema 22420-040
Metro Closest stop is: Nossa Senhora da Paz