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“The better beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach
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$62.50*
and up
Small Group Tour in Rio de Janeiro Including Christ the Redeemer, Botanical...
Ranked #11 of 708 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 young children, Activities for older children
wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The better beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

if you can get to this one, it is far less crowded that Copacabana. The surf is amazing , but the current is very strong . Sand is clean and white, but quite gritty . Deck chairs and umbrellas to hire all along the beach. Places to eat and drink all over the place. enjoy!

Visited September 2013
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Lahti
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42 attraction reviews
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“Feel it yourself”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

In my honest opinion, all the words are useless, while trying to describe Ipanema beach. You have to go there yourself! Very lively and still friendly atmosphere, especially when comparing to Copacabana. The sunset at Ipanema beach is one to experience.

Visited November 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Lovely beach, if a bit crowded. The waves can be huge and powerful with strong rip currents not very far out. Be careful and swim between the flags!

Visited September 2013
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The long promenade was spacious and well organised with a separate running/cycling lane. It was cool seeing all of the military running up and down the beach each day. Lots of skaters as well, you could hire bikes and boards along the way. Great walk for our first morning in brazil.

Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“great beach sights and sounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great for watching people exercise, swim, play volley ball and other games with the nets, and soccer moves. Visit on a Sunday when one auto lane is closed and open to skateboards, electric and manual bikes, joggers, walkers and roller bladders. On the beach, you can buy cold drinks, ladies swim suits, snacks from vendors. This is not a beach for shells or sea glass. The beach is littered at the end of the day.

Visited September 2013
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