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Best known for Ipanema Beach, the neighborhood of Ipanema is in the southern part of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of the hottest tourist spots in the city, Ipanema brings together a diverse crowd all searching for the same thing, a place to relax and let go of life’s worries. Bring your surfboard and head out to Pedra do Arpoador, a rocky peninsula known for its fantastic waves. Lounge on the large rocks and watch the sunset while visiting with locals and other tourists.
Many people compare Ipanema to Copacabana, but really there is very little to compare. Ipanema draws the younger crowd with its amazing nightlife and beautiful white sandy beach. Ipanema has seen an increase in tourism as the neighborhood has become revitalized with new and innovative restaurants and boutiques. Stretch out on the beach and enjoy views of the Dois Irmaos, or Two Brothers Mountains. The beach became famous when the bossa nova, “Garota de Ipanema” or “The Girl from Ipanema” was released and became an international sensation. The song was written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes and is about a beautiful woman who passed by their bar every day.
Fun Fact: Ipanema is derived from two words in the Tupi language. Ipá means pond and nema means stinking, so loosely translated can mean stinking lake or worthless water. Teodoro Sampaio, a famous historian, concluded that the name means bad water.
Spending time in the trendy neighborhood in Ipanema is a great way to unwind and breathe in the Brazilian culture. Live it up in Ipanema for a weekend seeing the sights and getting to know the locals.
Pull on your swimsuit and hit the famous Ipanema Beach for an afternoon of fun in the sun
Head over the Arpoador, a large outcropping of rock that hangs over the ocean to cheer for the fantastic sunsets
Stop by Oi Futuro, the Museum of Communications, and explore the history of communication between humans
Visit the Hippie Market, a local outdoor market filled with unique and creative souvenirs, art, and textiles, also home to the Hippie Fair held every Sunday
Take surfing lessons with experienced surfers at the local surf school, then hit the waves for a great afternoon
Explore the Galeria Café and shop for a cocktail and jewelry making workshop during the day, then hit the nightclub at night
Ride the Sugarloaf Cable Car where you can zip through the air from Praia Vermelha and Sugarloaf Mountain
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Ipanema is a chic neighborhood with much to see and do with beaches, shops, restaurants, and museums; therefore, it draws many visitors' attention. As the streets fill with locals and tourists, pickpockets and other such unsavory characters also emerge. Protect yourself and your belongings by not bringing large bags with you as you sightsee. Many places in Rio de Janeiro do not allow large backpacks or bags. Use Bounce’s service and stow your belongings for the afternoon or whole day while exploring Ipanema and other surrounding neighborhoods.
All throughout Rio de Janeiro, people will be walking and sightseeing. This interesting city sees many visitors throughout the year and can become crowded. While you are out exploring all that is offered, don’t bring large bags or backpacks with you. Many places do not allow overly large bags inside. Download the Bounce app to find a convenient location to leave your things while you are sightseeing for the day.
Luggage Storage Near Sugarloaf Cable Car
Opened in 1912, the Sugarloaf Cable Car has had over 37 million visitors and is one of the biggest attractions in Ipanema. The cable car takes passengers on a journey between Praia Vermelha and the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain with a quick stop at Morro da Urca. The Sugarloaf Cable Car system has been named one of the safest cable cars in the entire world. While aboard, you will enjoy 360-degree views of the mountain and beaches, including Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach, as well as the Santos Dumont Airport and Dedo de Deus or God’s Finger. During your stop at Morro da Urca, check out the tourist complex and amphitheater, search for the perfect souvenir and grab a quick drink. Shop for jewelry, clothes, or souvenirs at Praia Vermelha while waiting for your cable car or grab a bite to eat at one of the cafes. Drop your belongings at a Bounce location before heading to the Sugarloaf Cable Car. There is no room for large bags in the cable car.
Luggage Storage Near Museum of Tomorrow
The Museu do Amanhã, or the Museum of Tomorrow for those who do not know Portuguese, is an applied science museum designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Located at the Pier Maua, this museum is a must-see while in Ipanema. Come explore this futuristic museum and learn about the challenges humanity will likely face through the next several decades in terms of coexistence and sustainability. Get a unique perspective of the future by learning from our past. Examine events in current history to determine global trends and make predictions and envision scenarios for the future. Interactive exhibits are available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Sit back and watch documentaries in the Observatory of Tomorrow, make your own predictions in the Laboratory of Tomorrow, and spend time learning about the Education of Tomorrow. After exploring, stop by the café for a tasty lunch and visit the gift shop for some amazing souvenir finds. Bring your desire to learn but leave your bags at a nearby Bounce location.
Luggage Storage Near Ipanema Beach
While not as popular as Copacabana, Ipanema Beach is a fantastic place to spend the day. Made popular by the Brazilian bossa nova, “Garota de Ipanema” or “The Girl from Ipanema” sang by Stan Getz, Ipanema Beach has become one of the most famous beaches in Brazil. Cultures and lifestyles collide here in a kaleidoscope of color and luxury. Stroll along the promenade and check out the artisan shops and trendy boutiques. Grab a quick meal or sit down for an upscale dinner, or just relax with a delicious cup of coffee and watch the people soaking up the sunshine. Sandy white beaches will call you while you are in Ipanema, so remember to pack your swimsuit. Spread a beach towel out or lounge in one of the chairs that are provided. Take a quick dip in the crisp water, build a sand castle, sit and watch a soccer or volleyball game, or start your own game. Relaxing at Ipanema Beach is the perfect way to forget about the hassles of life. Don’t drag your bags with you to the beach. Instead, find a Bounce location to drop them for the day.
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The price for luggage storage near Ipanema is just $6/bag for the entire day.
Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near Ipanema.
Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the Ipanema area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby Ipanema and in the broader Rio De Janeiro area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping gurantee.