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“fun fun fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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$64*
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Ranked #17 of 570 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Activities: Sunbathing, Golfing
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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 different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
San Francisco
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“fun fun fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

we loved Ipanema! great beach, was a bit croweded over the holidays but lots of fun. buggie boards, beach socer, local drinks and foods. Clean, safe and well orgenized

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“A Beautiful Beach with Great Waves!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Right in the heart of Rio, the lively Ipanema beach offers great vistas and nice surfing waves. There are many beachside bars and cafes and nice restaurants and hotels are right across the street.

Visited December 2012
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“This is the beach to go to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

When the sun is out, the cariocas and tourists go to the beach and Ipanema is where the beautiful people go. We spent our time at the gay section. Julio and staff at the ANA stand took great care of us with chairs, umbrellas and caipirinhas. We even had empenadas from a beach vendor. I was hesitant to eat from the beach vendors, but a guy sitting near us said they were great and he since he had had some yesterday and was there to tell, we got some. They were great and very reasonable. Go to the beach to enjoy the sun and watch the beautiful people.

Visited November 2012
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“The Finest Beach In The World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Ipanema Beach is like no other. It is inclusive of all types of people and "everybody is invited". Beach umbrellas and chairs can be rented very cheaply for the day and the cool Atlantic ocean is very revitalising after sunbathing in the hot sun. Take care to apply sun cream BEFORE you leave your accommodation and a minimum factor of 50 otherwise you will cause yourself injuries. Do not take valuables to the beach including your smartphone and you will not encounter any problems. Once you are spotted with your smart gear it will be noticed! A wide variety of fresh food and drinks is available from various hawkers that walk along the beach and my favourite is an old fashioned coco ice cream called, sacolé and is a must to try.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice beach near great shops and restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Nice beach near great shops and restaurants. Nice atmosphere. Worth a visit here and to Copacabana Beach as well.

Visited December 2012
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