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“Must visit when in Rio”
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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Small Group Tour in Rio de Janeiro Including Christ the Redeemer, Botanical...
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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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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
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Easy to commute to Ipanema - by metro or bus or even walking from Copacabana. Lots of beautiful people on the beach albeit as is the delight of Brazil ..... all shapes and sizes are completely acceptable. Take care of your valuables although overall it was very safe. Be careful when swimming because there is a very strong current. For a wonderful people watching experience, stroll along the waters edge or the beach side pavement. So very much to see!

Thank elsiek
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Too much trash. Prefer the more intimate Copacabana Beach nearby. Still lots of vendors and kiosks and good people-watching. More tourists than Copacabana.

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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.

Thank MVH1951
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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

Thank irist2912
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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

Thank apple5159
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