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Ipanema Farme de Amoedo Beach *

Barbies and pretty boys
The greater Ipanema Beach breaks up into smaller subsections where different crowds tend to stick together. This is a great place to find out where all the night time parties are. Just look for the party promotors who pass out flyers regularly. For anyone who's unfamiliar, "barbies" is the local name for Rio's muscle men and East of Rua Farme de Amoedo is where you'll find them. Also known as Farme Gay.

Avenida Viera Souto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ


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  •   Unlike any other beach.....
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    August 20

    Fantastic beach unlike another exerpience I've found so far anywhere else. Upon approaching the beach, you will see several rainbow flags when you cross Farme de Amoedo to the beach. Immediately you will be approached by two or three 12-13 year olds in different color jerseys. These are the cabana boys or the beach vendors reps ready to help you get chairs, umbrellas and drinks on the beach. There are 3 different companies resposnbile for Farme beach. My suggestion is to decline their services until you find a spot on the beach. If you hire them right away, you have to sit in their specific zone. So pic the zone you want and then one of the guys will reproach you. Chairs here are more of the style then towels. 90% of the beach will be in chairs and umbrellas. Once you get a beach hire for chairs and umbrella, he will also be getting you drinks. Again, most of these errand runners look like 12-15 years old but they are allowed to deliver alcohol between the bar and you. They will present you with a slip of paper that has your rental items on it and every time you order another drink, they will ask to see it to add more to it. TIP: you also get free wifi from this vendor but you have to ask them to put in the password. At the end of the day leave all your rental item in one spot and take your paper to the back table tents to pay out. Yes they accept credit cards on the beach. There are several variations of showers. Vendor provided which are right at the back of the beach which are free. The others are in the lifeguard buildings along with the toilets. BE ADVISED - there are no free toilets on the beach. You have to pay $1.75 in reals each time to access the bathroom. Same building also has open outdoor showers or enclosed private showers for rental complete with soap and towel, There are many vendors on this beach that will approach you frequently to sell sunblock, necklaces, blankets, zongas (speedo type bathing suit), sandwiches, various drinks etc.....they tend to only take cash but make life convenient. AT times it can be annoying and pestering. Keep in mind Rio;s beach water is not exactly clean and has sewage in it. So if you go in, do not put your head underwater and shower off after you get out. The Brazilians have a tolerance to the water that tourists do not and this an easy way to get sick. Beach is quiet on the weekdays, but insane on Sat & Sun. Sunday part of the roads are closed just for beach pedestrians and bike traffic. They will be filled with wall to wall umbrellas and amazing boys! Great eye candy beyond words. People tend t be friendly and try to communicate here, Use google translate app to help the translate back and forth.
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