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“So cute, next to Copacabana”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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Small Group Tour in Rio de Janeiro Including Christ the Redeemer, Botanical...
Ranked #11 of 710 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 young children, Activities for older children
Goreme, Turkey
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“So cute, next to Copacabana”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

In my opinion firstly you should visit Copacabana and then Ipanema. Both beachs very beautiful. Very crowded. There is many people selling something. A specially I recommend you drink coca!

Visited February 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Beaches in Rio are a must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Better than Copacabana for actionand people watching. Beaches are a way of lifew and always busy regardless of the day of the week it seems.
Beware of the water as it seems very polluted. But look past that and try to get in the vibe of the beach and the city. You'll enjoy yourself and the view.

Visited March 2012
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Essex, England
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“Better than Copacabana? Maybe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I preferred Ipanema to Copacabana but it's a personal choice. Ipanema is like a bijou-Copa. It has a friendlier feel to it somehow, especially back from the beach with all the juice bars, cafes, resturants, etc - plus the wonderful hippy (arts & crafts) market on sundays. Eat at Via Sete (7) - good food/cocktails and friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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“over rated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Ipanema beach which is in between Copacabana and Leblon beaches is very nice, but lacks any quaintness or outside tavernas found in most other places. The legendary beauty of the people was also somewhat over rated. My girlfriend and I were looking for the stereotypical "Girls from Ipanema" and really couldn't find too many. While overall the people were friendly and attractive, no more so than most other seaside resorts. The lake "Lagoa" area, a few miles inland, is much more desirable.

Visited February 2013
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Balaclava, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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