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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

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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Who is this girl from Ipanema

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Navarre, Fl
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Navarre, Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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.

Thank George566
los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this beach from the moment I glanced upon it. It's huge and picking a spot is hard so keep coming back and trying different postos.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visit Ipanema Beach Square on Saturday, you can find the best locally made souvenirs to purchase as gifts.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

finally its just a beach with a lot of people... i ve prefer another one)nothing special there)) just noisy... its beautifull at the night))) really nice to be there at that time

Thank natali-msc

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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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