If you are planning to visit one of the busiest and liveliest cities in the world, then the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has to be at the top of the possibilities list. Located on the shoreline of Rio, travellers will find the interesting and beautiful neighbourhood of Ipanema. An Ipanema holiday is suitable for all types of travellers, in particular those who like the beach but still want to have access to some culture in the city. There is no doubt that an Ipanema holiday will leave you thoroughly exhausted and with many wonderful memories of your trip away from home.
The neighbourhood of Ipanema is famous for its beach, in particular the area of Posta 9, where all the rich and beautiful hang out! Amongst the activities available on an Ipanema holiday are swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing, paragliding, tennis, roller- blading and cycling. For that bit of culture, visitors should head to the Amsterdam Sauer Gemstone Museum situated in the heart of the neighbourhood. As well as a replica gemstone mine, visitors will discover just how difficult it is to mine these colourful stones. Ipanema is also home to several wonderful art galleries with works by local, renowned artists.
Venturing further afield than your Ipanema holiday rental apartment and indeed the city of Rio de Janeiro itself, travellers may happen upon the oldest national park in Brazil, the Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, which is just under 3 hours away from the city. As well as the third biggest mountain in Brazil and a natural history museum, the park is a great place to see all kinds of species of animal and enjoy activities such as rock climbing.
If renting an Ipanema holiday rental apartment is sounding like a great idea, then you will also be wondering what you can expect from the weather. Rio de Janiero is blessed with a Tropical climate with temperatures staying steady throughout the whole year. If you can stand a lot of heat (up to 43°C some days) then the warmest months to have an Ipanema holiday are from December through to March. July and August are slightly cooler with an average daytime temperature of 24°C. Due to the Tropical nature of the neighbourhood, you can expect an annual average of 42 inches of rainfall.
If you decide to rent a fantastic Ipanema holiday rental apartment, then you will start your visit by arriving at Rio de Janiero International Airport (GIG) which is only a 20 minute car or bus journey away from the neighbourhood. There are various airlines who offer affordable, frequent flights to the city from the majority of main UK airports including Air France, TAM Lineas Areas, Delta Airlines, Flybe and Continental Airlines. Travellers can choose from departure points such as Birmingham (BHX), Heathrow (LHR), Southampton(SOU), Glasgow (GLA) and Norwich (NWI).