Warm sand. Beautiful bodies. Tiny swimsuits. The beaches of Rio can’t help but be sexy. The body is celebrated here, and G-strings and Speedos are the norm. Even people normally self-conscious about their bodies will feel overdressed. The young and tan tend to gravitate toward Ipanema, named by the Travel Channel as one of the sexiest beaches in the world. At nearby Copacabana Beach, you are likely to see bikini-clad starlets working on their tans. Those seeking more secluded shores should head to Barra da Tijuca beach. The longest beach in the city, you'll find plenty of space to spread out.