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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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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro

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Great weekend market Beach average More shops and nightlife here than its neighbour cocacobanna A bit more hip Again felt safe

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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bolton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great weekend market Beach average More shops and nightlife here than its neighbour cocacobanna A bit more hip Again felt safe

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful and sweet beach. We was there one day at Posto 9. Unfortunately there was a lot locals, almost at every table smoking marijuana! Made us feel unsafe and uncomfortable. The air was not filled with fresh smell from sea, no it was filled with marijuana smoke, almost made us puke. Some of the locals seems criminal. The baracca owner... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not generally a 'beach' person but could not go to Rio without a trip to Ipanema beach. Spent a fabulous couple of hours just sitting on the beach, watching the rolling waves and enjoying the antics of the people nearby.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rio was a great destination and a few key words comes to mind: 1.English: if you are planning a trip to RIO, don't live under any illusion that you will be understood when speaking English, as NO ONE in Rio understands ANY English. Nobody straight from the shop attendants, taxi drivers, pharmacists, tourist information attendees, waiters - no one will... More 

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We sat by Posto 9 after a wonderful lunch. People are packed in cheek to cheek - it is super crowded on a weekend which made it that much more fun. There are lots of beautiful people on the beach, the water is great and the views incomparable. If you like beaches, this is one to visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I suggest going at sunset for a beautiful view, pictures can't even do it justice. One of my favorite places to visit in the city!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beach is virtually a continuation of the Copacabana running as far as Leblon. It is just as beautiful, a bit more pricey. It is distinguished by a different pattern in the sidewalk.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many beaches from Major beaches South to North; 1. Sao Conrado 2. Vidigal 3. Ipanema 4. Copacabana 5. Prala Vermeli 6. Prala de Fora 7. Prala de Botafago 8. Prala do Flengo No major ones past the airport or port. Water generally the same, boardwalk busier on Copacabana, but water pumps for city water at Copacabana, it all depends on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No wonder this beach is so famous . It is a wide stretch of perfect white sand, huge waves all protected and nestled into a bay. It is spectacular. The landscape is completed bu cone shaped mountains along the coast with red roofed housed splling down the their cliffs. This was a perfect place for us to stroll and rest.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sun, sand and sea. Its bean all said about this beach with mixed crowd from around the world. Constantly passing drinks, food and souvenirs sellers, so if you need something you don't have to go anywhere. There is "baracas" that rent you a chair and umbrella for all day. They also sell drinks and keep an eye on your staff.... More 

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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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