Copacabana tops the list as number one spot for most tourists to visit in Rio, but I’d argue that Ipanema beach makes a good case as the best place to stay during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

A safe, clean residential pocket that borders onto the most affluent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro the trendy Leblon.

This time-lapse is from an esplanade window 10 stories up in the Sofitel Hotel on Rio’s Ipanema Beach while at the 2015 Olympic Test Event for Triathlon.

The beach area is home to Olympic competitions for Cycling, Triathlon, Beach Volleyball, Canoeing for 2016 Rio Olympic Games.


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