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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this...

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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From the song "Girl from Ipanema" to the actual walking the stretch, it was amazing. It's a beach, so all beach things here, but the culture, the picnics, the stores along the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Monticello, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the song "Girl from Ipanema" to the actual walking the stretch, it was amazing. It's a beach, so all beach things here, but the culture, the picnics, the stores along the way were an afternoon well spent.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ipanema beach is far better than Copacaban, although oyu'll have the same amount of touriste and vendors screaming on the beach, there is ore space and the water quality is better. Watch your belongings and enjoy :)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful bodies and also crowded, dangerous and expensive. If you want to see beautiful bodies is ok, but if you want to have space, of course see beautiful people, see nature and have an overall Good experiente you should search for Barra da Tijuca, Prainha or Grumari beaches. For surfing, these beaches are also better than Ipanema. Ipanema had it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Olha a garota de Ipanema! 🇧🇷 beautiful beach, beautiful people, great food, beautiful weather!! Best vacay ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beach is full of people enjoying life and needs to be seen at to be appreciated. Sand is clean and vendors sell almost anything you could want. Always felt safe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach and safe for walking during the day. Much quieter than Copa Cabana beach. Many people walking and running everyday.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

surely less expensive than copa but still a tourist trap. aoid the first row restaurants and you will find great bargains, otherwise sip your caipi in one of the beach bars for 15 reals

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented bikes and cruised along Ipanema. The beach was alive with musicians, entertainers, tourists, and locals. There is a great walking, biking, and jogging path which stretched for the entire beach (multiple miles). Great atmosphere to take in the sights and sounds of Rio.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Ipanema from our Hotel on Copacabana, it took about 30 minutes at a leisurely stroll, it was hot. It is a lovely beach , but not as nice l think as Copacabana, it is smaller and not so well serviced, yes it is made famous by the song and is a little more quirky than Copacabana. From... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finish your day in Rio by watching the sunset from Ipanema beach on the rocks, you won't regret it!!

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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.
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