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Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #22 of 488 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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Yes there are people trying to sell you stuff as you're trying to chill but not as much here as on Copacabana beach. Be sure to hire chairs and a big beach umbrella. You could basically arrive with nothing but cash and buy all you need for the beach; swimwear and towels and caipirinhas and food and scarves and sun... More

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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Ipanema beach is voted as one of the Most popular beaches in the world, it is also beautiful, but I still prefer Copacabana Beach more than Ipanema #nohaiting #justpersonalchoice

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A beautiful beach with everything you could ask for. Stunning views, bathrooms, vendors, white sand and very clean! Would love to have this kind of beach closer to where I live! Would definitely return when I return to Brazil

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Another must experience in Rio. You can just turn up with nothing and a handful of cash and it will all happen. Lovely beach with life guard and not over crowed when we visited in August. Temperature was 24 degrees Celsius so very comfortable to be on the beach. Sea temperature was little nippy but good enough for a cool... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I enjoyed the quieter side of this beach and also the ability to walk back and forth between the shops and beach front.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was staying at the Marriott on Copacabana Beach on a business trip. We walked both beached and I preferred the Ipanema Beach. the water seems cleaner and there seemed to be more locals.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful beach in a beautiful city. Ipanema is where things happen, lot of things to do, shopping too. Far better than Copacabana

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The beach...come here on Sunday..sunny day.. The beach will be packed.. Beautiful view of the sugar loaf mountain and Christ the redeemer. The view from the mountain between post 6 and 7.. It's breath taking. Loved it!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed at a hotel just across the street from Ipanema which is charming and beautiful. My daughter, who is 12 years old, had a blast skate boarding on Sunday when they close one lane of the street so people can walk, run or do whatever they want to exercise. We loved Ipanema and we hope we can come back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ipanema has better bars the Copacabana and if your looking for a slightly classier food and drink then go here. the beach isn't as packed but has all the same things to do the waves are massive but don't break as quick as Copacabana so not quite as dangerous

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