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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • 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 5 days ago

Stunning beach, great cocktails, friendly people, great souvenirs, lots of different drinking places separated into zones,

Thank Dexter N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Prefer Ipanema over Copacabana. Well maintained beach with array of services. Good chair and umbrella service friendly hawkers with sone great snack food, pricing very fair

Thank 202Countries
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I read a lot about Ipanema and the shopping to be done there, we could could not find out anything once we arrived there, as a result of a language problem. We find very few people speak English. I just thought taxis would know...More

Thank JosephineFivaz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first choice beach in Rio. Less tourists and more locals. also a safer place with a beautoful scenery.

Thank Denis S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the corner section between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and so going to both was very easy. We chose to go to the beach early morning and just after lunch time. It was a weekend so we was surprised just how packed...More

Thank peppermint
Reviewed 1 week ago

You hear a lot of bad things about the dangers of going to the beaches in Rio - you’ll get robbed, stabbed etc etc. But nothing could have been further from the truth - the wide beach was full of both families & ‘beautiful bodies’...More

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach, you do not have to leave it except for the toilet. You can get almost anything to drink brought to you by the beach boys and all on account, you then settle your bill at the end of the day.

Thank Billy Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my view this is Rio's most spectacular beach. The mountainous vistas to the left and right with the blue southern Atlantic in front of you are absolutely one of a kind. The fantastic photos that you have no doubt already seen look great for...More

Thank Orlando C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is a little bit more local, but rather similar to Copacobana. Very nice soroundings, and quite touristy. In the bottom of the beach there is a huge rock between copacabana and Ipanema where you can get a glimpse of a beautiful sunset. Here...More

Thank Rune87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ipanema is shorter in distance length wise than Copacabana and it could be just me but I feel the locals go to Ipanema more than Copacabana which seems more touristy. I actually prefer Ipanema.

Thank Shawn R
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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Ipanema Theater
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Response from KleineBeuk | Reviewed this property |
Excellent, it is summer in Rio in November
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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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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