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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.
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  • 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

Great span of clean beaches, plenty of food/drink stalls as with Copacabana great Caiprinhas and cheap!! Spaces to play beach volley ball and public work out stations.

Thank shannon s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful beach. It has a very good views of the mountains around Ipanema. Worth a visit. Free wifi!!

Thank Francois F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not as long as Copa; not as deep; less cafes and juice bars; and a narrower pavement. But still iconic, and a must visit.

Thank tbonjour
Reviewed 4 days ago

Of course when you go to Brazil you HAVE to see this beach. It's famous for many good reasons but it's not very clean (does any local even notice this?). The surf is a bit stronger than at Copacabana so more surfers and many tiny...More

Thank R00catt
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the best place to be in Rio. I was lucky to in Ipanema for 1,5 year and visited the beach as often as I could. I simply love this beach and my favorite posto is 9. The beachsellers are nice and the service...More

Thank BB B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach of Ipanema is one of the most famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro, because there coexist the cultural differences of the world. Gays and traditional families live together in harmony. At the end of the afternoon, you can see one of the most...More

Thank Júnia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the classiest of Rio's beaches. Swimming is only for the strong but a nice place to relax and enjoy.

Thank jamescollenette
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you sre in thr area on sunday, then a 25minute bike ride from copacabana is beautiful On Sundays one side of the main road is closed to allow the people foe leisure activities. Absolutely great for a great family day out for the young...More

Thank Dilchi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prefer this beach to coppacbana beach. Seemed to be much more life about it with more going on. We were there on a public holiday, the road was closed off and the beach and road was buzzing!!! Watch out for the push bikes amd skate...More

Thank alinumber7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decades ago Ipanema used to be a fantastic beach. Clear water, white sand, beautifully bronzed bodies and peace were the norm. And yeah, it used to be a hot surf spot too. However, Ipanema has been yet another victim of Rio de Janeiro's decadence. The...More

Thank CattleDriver
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!