Experience vibrant Rio De Janeiro from the city's most famous district, Ipanema Beach. The Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza Hotel sits literally right opposite the beach and many of the rooms offer spectacular views across the bay, getting better and better the higher the floor. Recreational facilities of this four-star hotel are first-class, with a well-equipped fitness center, sauna and steam-room, plus a generous swimming pool, all located on the roof. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the lobby restaurant, then stroll down the beach for a morning swim. Life in Rio centers around the 50 something beaches that ring the city, and it's the relaxed atmosphere and all night partying that make Ipanema Beach one of the best areas to stay while exploring Rio.