May 12, 2015

Sunset at Ipanema Beach, Rio

Photograph by LUZphoto/Redux

The legendary Zona Sul beaches of Ipanema (pictured here), Copacabana, and Leblon are what most people conjure up when they think of Rio de Janeiro. Long and languorous, they are the source of a compelling beach culture that radiates through these neighborhoods, casting a spell that is cool, carefree, and quintessentially Brazilian.

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