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Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #23 of 480 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Beaches, Hiking Trails, Bodies of Water
Activities: Sunbathing, Golfing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of... more » Owner description: Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings. « less
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great location in city.Beautiful send and view with fantastic rocks at the end.You must see sunset from the rock between Ipanema and Copacabana.First part out of traffic.Runnig,biking,basketball on sand...near shops reasturants.Great big waves and surfers.But at night not so many people like Copacabana and not so many light so for Hotel I would take Copacabana.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Anchored by Leblon and Copacabana, Ipanema is another beach option while visiting Río. Not as crowded as Copacabana but still active with some great sites. There is a nice lookout if you head out towards the Leblon area. Towards the Copacabana area you will have nice option to visit fort Copacabana for a small fee (nice change of pace). Overall,... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The beach is long and wide. Sand is amazingly fine and gentle under the feet. Wavy water. So many people exercising. Enough small shops around the beach so that you won’t be hungry or thirsty. We walked up and down the beach once a day from the start near to Copacabana to the end of Leblon. Try to wander on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Ipanema is amazing. Beautiful white sand beaches, I have been there both in the summer and winter. In March the umbrellas cover the beach, creating a solid canopy. In July the beaches are busy but not near as full. Great access for biking, jogging, skateboarding or just taking a stroll. On the far east end there were some pretty good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely beach... Nicely located next to Copacabana.... Clean and fun.... Some parts have groups gathering. Look for yours

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely, beautiful, awesome, amazing, wonderful. I could go on and on. Ipanema beach is a thick white sandy beach in Rio. Immortalised by 'that' song, it is a place of dreams. It has been called one of the "best urban beaches in the world". True, the water is not the warmest, but this place is magical. Beautiful bodies (we've all... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice beach...clean, small crowds and plenty of great photo opportunities. Enjoyed walking on the board walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ipanema beach is beter than Copacabana, which by comparison looks 'tired". At Ipanema the beach is clean, the waves are strong and the crowd is pleasant. Lots of beachvolley, football and amazing footvolley. Well organized 'quarters' where you can get chairs, parasols, drinks and food. The neighborhood is up-market: many shops, restauarants, bars, etc in the two parallel streets to... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were in Rio for the World Cup, which meant during Brazil's winter. The beaches weren't very enjoyable because it was cold and windy. This beach is the safer than Copacabana and cleaner. It is a popular place to watch the sunset. Do not leave your stuff unattended and do not wear any jewelry!! My grandfather was wearing a gold... More

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved the beach and very friendly people. I definitely recommend this beach, there is also an area near the end of the beach that has a rock formation with a nice peak to take pictures of the beach, Including an outdoor gym. I can't wait to go back.

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