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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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We briefly visited Ipanema beach one evening, as we could not pass the opportunity to see the beach which inspired the song "Garota de Ipanema" (Girl from Ipanema). While we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We briefly visited Ipanema beach one evening, as we could not pass the opportunity to see the beach which inspired the song "Garota de Ipanema" (Girl from Ipanema). While we were there, it was calm and tranquil (low season). We enjoyed it, although we were happy to stay at Copacabana Beach, while in Rio.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ipanema Beach and region is very pleasant and relatively safe compared to Copacabana. Enjoy walking along the front and breathe the sea air.

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Ridgetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A person of a certain age cannot visit Ipanema Beach without thinking of the song, "The Girl From Ipanema". The beach is smaller than Copacabana Beach next door but equally beautiful. I especially liked Arpoador rock at the Copacabana end of Ipanema Beach. This area is very upscale and quite safe.

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Camano Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The beauty and safety of Ipanema makes it the superb location to center a visit to RJ. Many lettuce shops, excellent markets and a clear beach.

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Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When I maked it as exclellent it is because of its importance to the culture of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. The whole world has heard of the beach because of the song "The Girl of Ipanema", and the "bar/restaurant" where Tom Jobim and Vinicius wrote the Lyrics and the music is still ther. Ipanema beach is beautiful. If you... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Trendy beach. You can meet a lot of youngsters over here. Enjoy walking or swimming, or resting yourself with sunshine.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I prefer this beach spot. There is far more action and better waves than Copacabana. The beach is just as popular with the locals and expect it to be just as crowded, but if you only have time to visit one beach, go here.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In a city with a few very nice beaches Ipanema stands out for its beauty, buzz and crowds. Definitely posher and trendier than Copacabana and a lot livelier than Leblon it is the ideal place to spend a day enjoying the sun, the amazing views, the ocean and people watching. There are plenty of drinking / eating options and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Together with Copacabana these are probably two of the best beaches in Rio. Also the most famous ones. It is filled with little bars where you can get some coconut water or other drinks and snacks. Definitely worth going while staying in Rio de Janeiro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Loved it! More crowded then Copacabana but an amazing place to spend the afternoon. You can lunch and drink on the beach - there´s salesmen for everything - just lift your arm and they will come.... even for a Caipirinha :) - take money with you, you will need it for sure. You can´t really swim but it ok to... More 

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Address: Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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