Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

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A long stretch of warm sand, Praia de Ipanema is divided into segments by posts ("postos," as they’re known locally), which mark diverse lifestyles and interests of beachgoers from around the world. Posto 9 attracts visitors intent on spending the day leisurely relaxing on the sand, while Posto 10 draws sports lovers with ongoing volleyball, soccer, and footvolley games. Food kiosks stay open all day long, with beer and the traditional cachaça sold right on the water’s edge. Constant swells keep the water clean all year round, with a frequent strong undertow and oversized waves. Always be careful on this beach, and swim only where the locals do. Remember that on the weekends the sand does get very crowded, so go early to stake a good spot. Use our Rio de Janeiro visit planning website to arrange your visit to Praia de Ipanema and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Quiet beach, with good location and beautiful scenery. But in the days that I was there were several area with garbage in the sand.
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  • Here for the New Year. This is a beautiful beach. More active than Copacabana but that did not matter, because the people are friendly and just having a great time, New Year celebrations and beyond.  more »
  • Yes these in Copacabana, these very close and you can bump a beach to another stepped or otherwise in collective or subway. It is very picturesque and leblon beach you stand a mile, if you come from Copacabana, visits the Fort and from there you come to Ipanema, it is recommended stay until 7 pm approximately and power on a sunny day to see the same sunset , incredible
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  • Ipanema beach is one of the darlings of the Cariocas. The place is attended day and night by people going for a walk, playing sports, chat and take coconut water at the kiosks, ride by bike path and, of course, appreciate the beauty of who frequents the place. Another reason for such success is due to the fact be less tumultuous than Copacabana Ipanema although the opening of the subway station in the neighborhood have increasing public, but still remains very safe.
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  • One of the best beaches with urban features of Rio de Janeiro (second only to bar). Visual contrast between the asphalt and the nature around that impresses. The Sun here, unlike the Leblon, stays on for a few more minutes. If it wasn't the sea pollution, dirt on the sands, the sea ice most of the year, the unbridled violence, mainly on Sundays, would be the best urban beach in the world.
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