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“Beautiful Sandy beach”
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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$100.00*
and up
Small Group Tour in Rio de Janeiro Including Christ the Redeemer, Botanical...
Ranked #11 of 711 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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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 older children, Activities for young children
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sandy beach”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The sunshine in Rio brings out all the sun worshippers onto Ipanema Beach. It is a beautiful sandy beach. At weekends, it is jam packed. The waves can be quite large. If you are buying anything from the beach vendors, make sure you bargain hard to get a good bargain. There are some good bars and restaurants - but very pricey.

Visited September 2012
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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“Fanatstic stretch of Beach”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

I think this comes out tops over Copacabana as it is classed as more upmarket and less touristy - IF you took all the tourists from Copacabana and put them on Ipanema then i would think that Copacabana would come out tops!! I prefer Ipanema to the latter to sunbathe and chill -not so bustling and crammed with tourists although Copacabana is an absolute beautiful beach!

Visited December 2011
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Lima, Peru
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“Nice beach”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

One of the most impressive beaches in Rio, though I'm not a beach fan but I enjoyed it very much, Copacabana and Ipanema are great

Visited October 2012
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“A great beach experience!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Ipanema Beach is one of the best beaches in Rio de Jainero - defintely worth a visit. I had a swim in the nice, but quite dangerous water and then we just chilled out with a caipirinha. We stayed an watched the sunset - the sky looked awesome.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago
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“what is the big wow about?”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Of course it is a nice beach, but how can it be better than Copacabana? at least that's what I am hearing that it is the fashionable one. I did not see any supermodels :) It has far less restaurants then Copacabana.

Visited October 2012
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