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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
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did not know what Ipanema beach is until I visited. During my stay in Brazil I lived by General Osorio just a short walkie to Ipanema. So I used the Bech frequently and spent many sunny hours there. All days are not suitable for...More

Thank Mikael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smaller but busier than Copacabana beach. Many restaurants and shops nearby. More beach activities in the evening. Go in the evening to watch the sunset.

Thank Mavis T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will recognize this beach due to the rainbow flags!! All stands want you to take a chair at their place... some are nice some a bit annoying... but all together i liked it!!

Thank airerik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More classy but less to do than copacabana. Less stalls and bars. Breathtaking views. A cool place to spend a half day chilling

Thank balamuruhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This world famous beach is my favorite beach to go in Rio de janeiro. Do not bring more than you need when you go to the beach or any valuables that can be stolen. I have not had any bad experiences beside one time my...More

1  Thank Stianjorum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is simply Magnifique from traditions to food,nature and amazing people.We really e njoyed all.We will be back❤

Thank Angelica T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our daily spot in Rio. We were located near Copacabana, but we immediately felt in love with the Ipanema atmosphere. Close to the Garota (the big rock on the left of the beach) you will not be disturb by the cars and the noisy street...More

Thank Jean-Loïs G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Copacabana for a few days and walked to this beach pretty much every day. Safe but you still need to look after your things, great view of the mountains and you can have a lot of capirinhas !

Thank Antonieta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ipanema is your 'high street' - a little glamorous, a little upscale. Except unlike those elsewhere, this high street isn't extravagantly expensive. Brazil in general is pretty cheap. Ipanema has great shops, such as Melissa (for shoes), as well as interesting food markets. There are...More

1  Thank SorayaBeheshti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Ipanema Beach when we in port in April - it was a beautiful beach and lots of restaurants etc. nearby.

Thank TravelDiva62
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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
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Hi I am sorry I will not be much help as we had a local Tour guide and her driver to show us around BUT we did use Yellow Taxi's who are reliable AND you know the cost before you set off! Good luck and enjoy Copacabana and... More
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