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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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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i stayed 3 days on ipanema beach. if you took enough advices to ensure your personal security this is a fine stay. the beach is full of "baraca", small 3 or 4 men teams that take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

i stayed 3 days on ipanema beach. if you took enough advices to ensure your personal security this is a fine stay. the beach is full of "baraca", small 3 or 4 men teams that take care of a small portion of beach, some sort of mini mini beach clubs. they give you chair and umbrella if requested and brings... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had a blast here, never once felt unsafe. The food, people, atmosphere is great. I enjoyed this beach more than copacabana

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Bluefields, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you did not spend a day hanging out in Ipanema beach, you can not say that you have been to Rio de Janeiro! This place is great with with street vendors of bikinis, the amazing brazilians bodies... !!

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach, dont forget to try coco verde and caipirinhas:) the beach is clean and full of people. Easily can spend a whole day there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place, we spent here first half of our holiday and had a great time. People are very friendly, great atmosphere lots to see and experience. Many thanks to Vanessa for the best acai. We chose to stay at Posto 9, N. 78 MC or 79 JOEL. We rented beach chairs, umbrella, had fresh coconuts, water and caipirinha and the... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

That review "title" could refer to Ipanema Beach itself -- or to the bikini-clad young Brazilian women who adorn it! Even in mid- to late May, the equivalent of November for those of us visiting from North America, the weather is warm and sunny and perfect for a stroll along this famous beach. Stop and have a cold drink along... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beaches in Rio are identified by the lifeguard Post numbers- Post 9 is supposed to be where you see famous Brazilian People in Rio. Beach was nice, a bit calmer and less crowded that Copacabana.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Ipanema beach is something of many parts. It starts at the north end which is where the surf curls around the Spithead of Arpoador to the lovely views along the beach from the rocks, and then onto the part of the beach where it is very cool to be gay. The middle stretch is for families but beware of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed in Cesar Park Hotel at Ipanema Beach - the beach is very clean & lively - people watching was lots of fun - also the area around Ipanema Beach was great with terrific cafés & upmarket shops & boutiques - & scenically it's spectacular - highly recommend staying in Ipanema rather than Copacabana - David, Melbourne Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I lived in Ipanema once a long time ago and one day I was sunbathing on Ipanema beach and got talking to a beautiful Brazilian girl. Every day after that we would look out for each other and one day I tool her back to our Apart-hotel for a drink and she happened to see a photo of my son.... More 

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