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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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The girl from Ipanema

Beautiful girls still abound on this beautiful beach, shady park access, gentle waves for body and board surfing, excellent vies of beach, mountains.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kempsey, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean , otherwise a bit like Piccadily Circus with vendors calling out for drinks food ceaselessly to the point were you can't focus on reading a book ( this was Feb )

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Kempsey, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful girls still abound on this beautiful beach, shady park access, gentle waves for body and board surfing, excellent vies of beach, mountains.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's a reason Ipanema beach is generally accepted as the best beach to visit when staying in Rio. Slightly smaller and more refined than its neighbour Copacabana, Ipanema has everything you'd want from a beach. White sand, crystal clear water, small stalls selling drinks and arranging umbrellas and deckchairs/beds and the obligatory frames for the gym buffs to work out... More 

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Navarre, Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach to spend the day...can be crowded on weekends but still nice. Enjoyed nice views in surrounding areas

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My favourite city beach I have visited. The sand is awesome. The views are equally impressive and you could spend all of your time people watching. Clean and inviting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots and lots of people. Friendly atmosphere.Did not see any crime.Small shops with a lot of souvenirs.Nice restaurants.People are very friendly. Very few people speak English.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Rio, then a visit to Ipanema beach is almost a must. It is very busy and appears much less sophisticated than the Copacabana, as most of the bars here are simply beach shacks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say, its Ipanema Beach. One of the most iconic beaches in the world. Very fashionable people and area. Well worth a visit. Very crowded on weekends.

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los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of the three tourist beaches - Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema - the latter is my favourite. I have spent a couple hours here every single day as it's right near my hotel. I love it for the view in the daytime of the twin rocks that rise up (past leblon) and at night for the twinkling lights of the favella... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed on Copocabana for a week but this the better beach. As with all of Rio very clean and crowded. Do not understand the "crime problem" as it is as safe as anywhere we have been.

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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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