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Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #23 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Come here weekends and watch the most beautiful people in the world walking here. Drink a coconut water in some of the kiosks and walk until the Arpoador beach to watch the sunset. Yes, you cannot can leave the Rio before that.

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This beach has some of the best views of any beach in the world. For pictures you get such fantastic backgrounds with the sand, water and mountains. A truly special place

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Walking along here the views and atmosphere were great. The hippy market close by was interesting and was very busy.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved Ipanema Beach. If you plan to eat near the beach, check the menus at the various kiosks before ordering. Some have excellent food (we had a wonderful platter of marinated grilled meats and a cold beer one day), while others just warm up fast food-style burgers. Enjoy Ipanema Beach by sipping a coconut, renting a beach chair and... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Loved this beach. Nice, relaxing (when the weather is nice) A shame no free toilets about and you have to pay! Lots of sun beds you can pay a cheap price to rent. Lovely sand and water. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice views, long walks, quiet place, may be it was raining that day! ! White sand beach, large space for playing on the beach.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

open beautiful with beautiful mountain view. I liked the fact that i could walk from one beach to another....

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