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Sugar Loaf Mountain

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Ipanema Beach

Both are praised by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Sugar Loaf Mountain is the choice of most writers compared to Ipanema Beach. Sugar Loaf Mountain scores 97 with accolades from 7 sources including Concierge, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

Both are praised by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Sugar Loaf Mountain is the choice of most writers compared to Ipanema Beach. Sugar Loaf Mountain scores 97 with accolades from 7 sources including Concierge, Lonely Planet and Michelin Guide.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Rio de Janeiro
location

Av. Pasteur, 520, Urca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22290-240

endorsements
  • 7 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    You must go to Sugarloaf Mountain. It has beautiful views of the entire city. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The indigenous Tupi people originally called the soaring 396-meter (1,300-foot) granite block at the mouth of Baía de Guanabara pau-nh-acugua (high, pointed peak). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Seen from the peak of Pão de Açúcar, Rio is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the world. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Sugarloaf Mountain, the rocky peak named after the shape of its outline... affords an uninterrupted view over Rio. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Sugarloaf Mountain, or Pão de Açúcar, is a must-visit for anyone exploring Rio Full Review →

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91
#4 in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro

  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    If you find yourself in Rio, you will (or certainly should) ultimately end up on Ipanema beach Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    As you stroll this world-famous beach you'll encounter a cross section of the city's residents, each favoring a particular stretch. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One long stretch of sand, Ipanema Beach is marked by postos (posts), which demarcates subcultures as diverse as the city itself. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Ipanema and Leblon are two chic and fashionable districts located in the south of Rio next to the ocean. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Majestic granite peaks jut from a jungle-covered range to create a spectacular backdrop for this mile-long, 300-foot-deep white-sand beach. Full Review →

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