A trip to Rio de Janeiro would not be complete without a visit to the famous beaches. In fact, I had the opportunity to visit the beaches a number of times.
If you are walking on a sidewalk with stones in this pattern you are in Copacabana.
It's a beach open to the world.
On this day an international body boarding competition was being held.
On almost any given day there will be people at the beach.
If you are walking on a sidewalk with stones in this pattern you are in Ipanema.
Along the beach boardwalk there are these markers that display the time, temperature and strength of the ultraviolet rays for the day.
Both beaches are very seductive.