Ipanema Beach
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
How to get there
  • General Osório • 4 min walk
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Popular mentions

4.5
19,073 reviews
Excellent
11,105
Very good
6,162
Average
1,479
Poor
224
Terrible
103

Rita B
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Our hotel is right in front of this really nice and popular beach so we thought it would be nice to go. It’s a really lovely beach and the water is a gorgeous blue/turquoise color! Certain parts of the beach don’t smell very nice.
Written November 17, 2022
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Laurent H
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
!danger! Do not walk here in the dark, 2 guys tried to rob my girlfriend and myself at 22:00 pm today.
Written November 10, 2022
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Arran E
31 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Loved this beach, amazing, chilled, lots of families and fantastic views! Totally recommend this location during your Rio visit!
Written September 20, 2022
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MilakdM
Boston, MA108 contributions
Aug 2022
We went there a couple of times, but there were bit many people and places to eat and drink. Also less people but way more boring.
Written August 29, 2022
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Magdalena A
Banbury, UK36 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited a few beaches in Rio de Janeiro, but we found Ipanema the safest and most tourist friendly. The beach sellers seem a little more polite and less intrusive. Beautiful sunsets, quieter than cobacabana settings.
Written August 25, 2022
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Lerry P
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Solo
I had a great time in Brazil Rio de Janeiro I injoy the cruses and the boats ride, and the beaches and sight seeing was nice I would like to return someday
Written July 28, 2022
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mitzandlarry
Philippines41 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The sea was lovely, big waves and lively vibe. It's just disappointing how you see people just leave trash everywhere and the beach is littered. Bins are provided but they need to step up and take care of this beautiful place. Plastic getting washed out to the waters. It's a disaster in the making.
Written June 13, 2022
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Luca M
New York City, NY538 contributions
Apr 2022
Worth only a little walk just to see a new place but i don't see any value added on this beach compared to Copa
Written May 8, 2022
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Manny
Londrina, PR10 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Beautifull city filled with colors and peeople. Really cool place. Amazing experience like no other placed I go to. Very interesting! A place where you are feeling welcome. Food close is good to ate.
Written May 7, 2022
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Red_October_88
Gold Coast, Australia276 contributions
Apr 2022
If you can find a patch on the beach to relax - Tops, how ever it gets a little tiring having to constantly say "Noa abrigado" every few minutes for hats, sunglasses, wrist bands etc.

Don't get me wrong, I love the availability of someone selling cold beer on the beach and hot chips etc but sometimes I just want to relax in the sun.

Also the surf always seems to be very rough not sure if its a safe beach to swim?

All and all, still a nice place to sit and relax
Written April 18, 2022
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