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“Loong and sweet”
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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Small Group Tour in Rio de Janeiro Including Christ the Redeemer, Botanical...
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador
Ranked #11 of 741 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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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
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very nice and comforting walk from Arpoador towards Leblon with Dos Hermanos mountains always calling in the distance, nice people all around and marvellous clean water. Perfect distance between shoreline and esplanade, too.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed both in Ipanema and Copacabana, and found the Ipanema Beach less crowded and more low key. the guidebook descriptions of Ipanema are accurate: more upscale, safe to walk around in, and less frantic. We saw a very visible police presence throughout the beach areas, and felt quite safe. Most of the buildings have modern but elegant gates, and most of the buildings and shops have watchmen outside at night. All this does not convey the feeling of an armed camp, but gives extra life to the street. The guidebooks are wrong about men's beach wear. Many men wore long surfer swimsuits, while others wore the traditional Speedo-style suits. As for the ladies, it is true that their suits are almost nonexistent.

3  Thank CLIFFORDSYR
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

A big boulevard, a stretch of beach, beach bars and on sunday the half of the road is closed for traffic in favor for pedestrians, bikes, skaters, joggers, etc. Nothing special.
Only the company Adaptsurf which teaches disabled people to surf. Find them on Facebook and Youtube. Or go and lern yourself.

2  Thank WheelchairThailand1
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Had such a brilliant time here enjoying the sun, the sand and the company of friendly (and beautiful) locals. The beach is clean and a lot safer than ppl say it is. It appeared to me to be lot less busier than Copacabana, as there were less restaurants and stalls. The atmosphere at sunset is one I will never forget. Watching the sun go down behind the two brothers mountains, making the sky go purple and pink, eventually the lights from the favelas switch on which is a site to behold in itself. Lots of people were riding skates and bikes along the beach, which made me think a lot of Miami South Beach. Watching people laugh and play volleyball and having fun. Being at this beach was one of my best experiences in Rio.

2  Thank Zahid K
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very beautiful beach, views and people, but there are not as many restaurants or hotels on the beach than Copacabana. Parking is a problem on weekends, but it is worthwhile experiencing. There are restaurants and bars a couple of blocks off the beach.

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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