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Ipanema Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful beach, clean, lovely views. Just play the girl from inane a while you're there. Lots of beach cafes if you need a drink or coffee

Thank Wendykilbarchan
Reviewed yesterday

This beach is very nice and has a more personal feel being smaller and not so busy at Copacabana. A bit further away from the main part of Rio but worth a visit

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately many of the dream -like beaches are not particuarly clean to sit or swim on, we were told by the locals to come to Ipanema. I love this beach- it gives me life!! There is space to chill, play sports, swim, dance, whatever you...More

Thank Waterfall77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been around the world and yet, this is still my favorite beach. The scenery is amazing, living and attractive crowds, and across the street is the city. This beach really has it all. It's a must see when visiting Rio.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Ipanema beach, always so IN! Beach with the most beautiful people in Rio, where fashion is in the air!

Thank Rosanamarinho
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing at Ipanema Beach. Its a beautiful place and not as dirty as I'd heard people saying. The water is kinda cold but Rio usually is a very hot place. There are always some people selling ice cream and some sort of snacks.

Thank rebeccafigueiroa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Few cities have the choices beach lovers have in Rio. Leme, Copacabana, Arpoador, Ipanema, Leblon, and the list goes on as the traveler ventures further down the Coast. With regard to Ipanema, specifically, it tends to be less crowded than its next door rival Copacabana...More

Thank PTRio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice side walk towards the ocean. Many many people, walking, jogging, riding bicycles, skateboarding, playing at the beach. Lovely sand and sun. Amazing just it.

Thank acendra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach, with lots of activities going on. If you are up for surfing, you can rent boards there or take a lesson (Arpoador part of the beach).

Thank Eva L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beach is awesome, it wasnt crowded at all, there were plenty of umbrellas and tables available. The view is amazing, and I love the rocks. By far my favorite beach in Sicily.

Thank Cassandra B
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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24 October 2016|
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Response from Hugo H | Reviewed this property |
Todos os postos possuem banheiro, mas nenhum possui armário para alugar.
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7 August 2016|
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Response from worldtraveler20016 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. About crime, it's everywhere specially on big cities where you have a great difference between the rich and the poor. Keep an eye on the beach and when you see a lot of people leaving may be is the time to pack up... More
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22 July 2015|
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Response from Diane C | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Sheraton view isn't excellent and close to Ipanema , it has a magnificent price beach too!