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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Sunbathing, Golfing
Description: Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach...
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.
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A Girl from Ipanema brought me here. not really a girl, but the song, but then i met some girls. It is a great beach one of my favorites. Instagram: @tommiesox

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A Girl from Ipanema brought me here. not really a girl, but the song, but then i met some girls. It is a great beach one of my favorites. Instagram: @tommiesox

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Voted to numerous "best beaches in the world" lists, year after year, for a reason. Perfect white sand, clean water, just the right sized waves to have some fun in without being dangerous, and the most incredible people-watching on the planet. An absolute blast, every day, even if you do nothing but get a chair and an umbrella (from one... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This beach is full of life... surfing,sunning,swimming,shopping. Plenty to see and do here. Very friendly store operators along the fore-shore. Pick up a fresh coconut drink while you stroll the beach

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Definitely do not miss this beach while you're visiting Rio. Beautiful people, a long boardwalk, fairly clean water to swim or take a dip in, and soft sand. We went there on a Sunday and they close one side of the road for pedestrian traffic. More locals here than Copacabana, and lots of people riding their bikes, runnning, jogging, and... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting, long clean beach, waters are warm. Much better than CopaCabana in terms of crowding and cleanliness. The Carnaval parties of Ipanema are the best.

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Sana'a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed in an apartment just 2 minutes walk from the beach so this was ideal for an early morning swim and to soak up the sun before it got too hot. The beach gets very busy at weekends but it is always quieter towards the Leblon end. Lots of stands renting out chairs and umbrellas, and lots of people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

Great beach with lots of entrainment around, just a few kilometres from Copacabana beach. To be honest prefer Copacabana area but both are great to spend the day.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My has been stolen in 5 min while I were in the sea. The risk of theft is very high there. But the guys from the beach shop halped me with the access to the internet to obtain help.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

these is the spot to see and be seeing, everyone wants to live in Ipanema, but is just for the lucky few as is the most sort of location, traveller can now stay in the safest neighborhood of rio in many hostel now there.. is a lovely beach.. close to everything one wants, is not over populated as copacabana beach,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

An exceptional beach beside Copacabana that attracts thousands of locals & tourists alike, seemingly daily. If you enjoy a busy beach then this is the place to go as there are people everywhere playing volleyball / football & various sports, as well as sunbathers and the usual hawkers trying to sell you anything they can. Well worth an hour or... More 

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