Where to Hit the Beach
- Copacabana Beach: Five kilometers of sand and a view of Sugarloaf Mountain make this beach an awesome spot to spend the day. Though it's not as glitzy as it once was, there's still plenty of people watching.
- Ipanema Beach: Framed by the Dois Irmãos mountains, you can sip caipirinha after caipirinha here. Bring your hottest swimsuit, because the scene is worthy of a James Bond movie. Is "The Girl From Ipanema" already stuck in your head?
- Búzios: Hitting this beach will require a day trip from Rio, but it's worth it. The water is clear, the clubs are hopping, and the bikinis are tiny.