Under the safe watch of the iconic Dois Irmãos (two brothers) mountains, Ipanema´s criss-cross of leafy streets takes tropical modern and gives it a sandblast, with no apartment more than five minutes from the most famous beach in the world, where the real-life girls and boys from Ipanema populate this Neverland by the ocean. Despite being the most laid-back bunch in Rio, everyone, both young and old, seems to be constantly on the move – walking, running, cycling, skating and blading up the promenade; or pumping, lifting and pushing their way across the sands. It is Ipanema´s perfect blend of youthful vibes and chic aesthetic that makes Ipanema the hottest hood in Rio.