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“Bodies everywhere...”
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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$41.49*
and up
Ranked #11 of 720 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
Toronto, Canada
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Bodies everywhere...”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

It is what it is. Big beach, big surf, lots of bodies in various forms, sizes and shapes. The beach vendors have an array of product at fairly good prices. They ask and move on. Shopping nearby is a little more upscale. No street vendors. You don't have to stay in in Ipanema. The Metro can bring you there in minutes.

Visited March 2013
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Beware ar night”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The beach is beautiful during the day although the currents are strong and the vendors with their shops beneath large umerallas are unbelievable Beware at night as the night life is good but then so are the pick pockets and criminals

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“sun tan city”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Ipanema beach if much busier than Copacabana beach. Both are lots of fun. Rent chairs and a Parasol very cheap on beach for the day. Be careful of the water- strong undertow and waves can knock you over. Use lots of sunscreen- you can burn really easy so just expose yourself a little each day. Have fun

Visited February 2013
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London
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great to see sunset”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a great area to go and watch the sunset. It brings a great crowd of people and everybody cheers when the sun goes down. Definitely worth going to see one evening!

Visited February 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Packed like sardines!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

Never seen so many people on a beach. We couldn't have gone for a swim as it was impossible to get to the water!

Visited February 2013
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