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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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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #11 of 732 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 14, 2013 via mobile

We went during and post Carnival. During Carnival it becomes a sea of male swimsuit models, with bodies that most people couldn't dream of achieving! Amazing buzz and people having a fantastic time. Post Carnival was a little less chaotic and "normal" bodied people make an appearance. A lot more relaxing if you just wanting to soak up some rays and top up your tan. However, if your male and slightly body conscious, Ipanema may not be the best choice. Overall an amazing experience and would go back time and time again!

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

You simply have to go to the most famous beach in the world. They are doing a better job at security, you can rent a chair and an umbrella for 5 dollars and spend the day. Get a coconut or a caipirinha and just watch peple. The vendors are really entertaining. If you walk to the right you can get to Leblon, which is more quiet. I love it.

1  Thank cbonorino
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

there are three sunsets you have to experience in Rio: one on Corcovado, one on top of the Sugar Loaf and one on Ipanema. you will experience one of those moments you see in pictures of Rio.
beach is clean, not overcrowded (if you don't go on weekends or during the carnival). just stand in the water and wait for those huge waves to splash you. once you get through them, you can have a very nice swim. when you turn back towards beach, look up. you will see Corcovado and the statue of Christ the redeemer on its top.

Thank IvaMales
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The beach between Postos 8 and 9 in Ipanema is the most colorful I've visited so far in the world. It's the gay beach of Ipanema, marked by a rainbow flag and is bustling with vendors selling everything from sungas to fried cheese, "barbies" in said sungas primping and posing, and party music. It's just a fun atmosphere. The guys you rent chairs and umbrellas from will check in on you periodically if you need anything like a drink. And while there certainly are an abundance of incredibly good-looking, well-sculpted hunks that frequent the beach, it's not intimidating at all because there's also lots of average guys too. The waves can be big and there is a strong current so you must pay attention and be careful when in the water!

3  Thank GigHarmon
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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.

Thank Educervera
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