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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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Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro

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Ipanema beach

Ipanema is beautiful and everyone knows about Ipanema beach in Brazil If you are in Rio you must go to Ipanema beach

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ipanema is beautiful and everyone knows about Ipanema beach in Brazil If you are in Rio you must go to Ipanema beach

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Chios, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ipanema brach is a bautifull place. It is worthy to swim or walk during the day and early in the evening. It is also good for jogging a biking. The place is highly recommended

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second finest beach is Ipanema. I had opportunity to walk the entire stretch of the beach. Broad beach with nice sand, cool place to walk. One end starts on rocky cliff and other ends in a hill. View from the rocky cliff is amazingly beautiful. Leblon mountain view from the rocky cliff is a snap right. Very clean side walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love Ipanema beach - less crowded than Copacabana, and overall more relaxed. The vendors are lass pushy with items to sell.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never been to a beach with so much life. No matter what time of the day you spend on the beach, there is always something going on. I had the pleasure of playing beach-soccer at 2 AM with some local boys while being incredibly drunk. The beach itself is nothing special. The water i not that clear and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Less touristic than Copacabana and more stylish and elegant we spent couple of nice hours hopefully will be able to repeat it one day

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Noon on a Tuesday. Bright clear skies. Within an half hour we saw three muggings on the beach. Unbelievable. March, 2017. Broad daylight. Thieves so bold as to attack beachgoers at noon with no compunction or fear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is amazing from 6am right through to sunset. You can hire chairs and umbrellas and there are various vendors around whatever your drink and food choices are. This beach is by far better than Copacabana so if you're off to Rio you absolutely must pay a visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is different to copacabana.more stylish..adult oriented beach...more fun...cocktails come to you like you are in an exclusive resort!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I personally found the Copacabana beach area more attractive, because of fewer crowds. The beach bars are a bit better, and offer music at night with solo acts.

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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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