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Ipanema Beach

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this...

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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The water is quiet strong so we actually didn't swim, rather just lay on the beach. The views back to the Two Brothers is pretty incredible and it's crazy that the city is right... read more

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98 reviews
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The water is quiet strong so we actually didn't swim, rather just lay on the beach. The views back to the Two Brothers is pretty incredible and it's crazy that the city is right behind you. Lots of sales people wandering the sand, but they're not too intrusive. Liked this beach more then its neighbour!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A poster in real life. amazing atmosphere, young old and very old beach lovers enjoying the sun, sand and views.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning beachfront with lots to do, especially for the fitness minded with beach footvolley, gym equipment, dedicated running and cycle lanes.

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Curacao
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is very attractive and clean especially, where a hotel facility is used, be aware of the currents in the water!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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The place to see and to be seen at, Ipanema is Carioca place which has to be seen by all crowds! Joggers, walkers, sun-bathers,...the the sunset is the "full stop" of a typical day!

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to beaches all over Europe, in Scandinavia, Florida, and California. Ipanema is by far the best beach, made perfect by the friendly, happy Brazilian residents.

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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ipanema beach is very clean and full of activity. The crowds are less than Copacabana beach and there are loads of hotels and restaurants just over the road. I would recommend staying here.

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Panglao Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inspiration for Frank Sinatra's Girl from Ipanema is undoubtedly unique and bustling with life! Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for cheap, and affordable caipirinhas abound! Always a great afternoon!

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Dublin, Ireland
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We really enjoyed I Panama, a really lovely beach with golden sands and clean seas. There were a few nice waves to swim in, nothing dangerous or off-putting, just right. Preferred Ipanema to the much more crowded nearby Copacabana which is also nice, a nicer vibe we felt and less tacky. Plenty of good beachside eateries and vendor food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ipanema is a great location with beautiful sandy beach going for miles. It's quitter than Copacabana which makes it more attractive. It can be a little intimidating if you don't have a fit or attractive body but hey what the hell, beauty in in the inner soul. :)

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Ipanema
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 is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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