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. Plan to see Praia de Ipanema and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rio de Janeiro vacation route planner.
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  • Ipanema is similar to Copacabana but without so many people nor dealer size, which is good. And is really close, until you can walk. But on bus or subway is very fast. You have a better view of hills even. That if, it has the largest river waves, is to be careful.
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  • Beautiful beaches, with more sun and even later that in copacabana (not the hills hide it so early)...
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  • Wear comfortable shoes to climb to the rocks and better appreciate the sunset. The water felt something cold, but delicious.
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