It’s hard not to miss the elegant Hotel Fasano, blinking on the shore of Ipanema Beach filled with the world’s swankiest visiting Rio.
If you want a piece of the action but the rooms are a tad too spenny, then go for a drink in Bar Londra. Think exposed brickwork, comfy leather sofas, rock memorabilia and two Union Jack flags (surprisingly not tacky in Italian red, green and white) throw in some hot Brazilian barmen and you’ve got Londra situated on the ground floor of the world renowned Fasano Hotel.
Sip on your Apple Martini, or any cocktail of your choice, they’re all slamming, and watch live music from Beatles tribute acts to disco DJs. Dress up, this is the place to be seen and the door girl has a rep for being picky. For extra excitement see if you can sneak up to the rooftop pool bar sporting epic views of Ipanema Beach, perfect for a sexy sundown snog.