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Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #23 of 468 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I was here 2 times (August and November) and i was not lucky with weather. For sure winter time is not ideal for visiting beach , but i was expecting a bit more. I was lucky i had good company - local friend Gesileni showed me many places around and big thanks for that ! Walking along beach is cool... More

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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This beach is very nice to visit. It looks great too, but it is located in a part of the city where the well-to-do and "artsy" people seem to live. It gives me a feeling like I have at Malibu, in California. Still, the waves are nice here. It's situated next to Leblon beach which seems like the beach for... More

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gibraltar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Excellent beach but the sea is surprisingly cold, beware of trouble leave valuables behind, great place for people watching

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Moscow, Russia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Ipanema is the very beautiful beach and to really enjoy it you need to know some rules which only local people can share. So here is the story: you would notice walking along the beach that there are big stations with numbers on them - like 10, 9 , 8 etc. And, it appeared, that there is certain public associated... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Well i know its stating the obvious but we were there around the carnaval time & it was ridiculously busy and it was very messy - i do know that the bin men were on strike by Copacobana somehow managed to stay cleaner! We enjoyed the night life and the restaurants more than we did the beach - maybe not... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Was in Rio for Carnaval this spring and omg Ipanema beach and area was insanely busy. We lined up two hours - shoulder to shoulder to shoulder for a parade that lasted all of 20 minutes. Lots of eye candy to keep one occupied in the interim. The strip is much busier but more chaotic than Copa, thus the crowd... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Was in Rio for a week and have to say Ipanema is the most beautiful beach in Rio hands down. Is an active beach with lots of runners, cyclists, and people all day long. Was surprised to see lots of runners at 6 in the morning. Felt safe walking alone all day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

...what more can you ask for???? This beach is great! Many showers to rinse off after swimming. It is busy, especially on weekends / holidays, but if you don't mind that, this beach is perfect. There is staff to set you up with reasonably priced chairs and sun umbrella. People will be selling items on the beach, anything from sunblock... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We spent a day here at Ipanema Beach when we stayed in Rio for carnival and it is just the prettiest place. It doesn't get as crowded as Copacabana and the sand is clean, as is the sea. The waves were really powerful the day we were there and were the most amazing bluey-green colour. Great place to sunbathe, chill... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

You can easily walk from Copacabana Beach to Ipanema Beach. This takes about 20-30 minutes. It is a very pleasant walk and once you get to Ipeanema you will see a beach that is clean and tidy with a great vibe. If you go to the far left of Ipanema beach you will see a small hill. Climb to the... More

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