Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Beaches, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 13,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • Love this beach and the hip bars close to it! Also the signature mountain that should be the background of at least one picture all visitors must take! Now I know why the girl from Ipanema walked to t...  read more »
  • A very long beach with a footpath and thousands of people doing beachy things. Lots of cyclists, walkers and beach bars and ugly, office looking buildings facing the beach. Very active beach and not a...  read more »
  • A beautiful beach, which reflects what is really the nature of this impressive Rio de Janeiro city, in my opinion after bar is the best beach in Rio. Fine white sand, strong ojeaje that makes you enjoy the beach, but with care for children, and with the view of the morro two brothers of a postcard, a lujar to visit without a doubt
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  • It's a beach for those who like to see people and don't care about messy places. Ipanema has a gorgeous scenary but it's crowd almost everyday in the year. The sea it's not so good for kids in most of the days and it's expensive to buy all kind of things on the sand line (If you get the chance, buy beverages on the neighborhood and take your own chair and sunshade). At Carnival days there are a lot of festive blocks that parading in the beach's avenue, so it's not easy to enjoy the sand-sea. If you prefer more natural and quiet beaches, consider the beaches after Barra da Tijuca.
  • The water is very calm and clear, but the sand can become crowded sometimes
  • Another beautiful beach of Rio. Loved this place. Never forget the taste of fresh sea food.
  • Take it to the beach in May and there's almost nobody around. Great scenery too!
  • Not bad. Feels a little smaller than Copacabana. Not very crowded but I should prefix this by letting you know I'm here in the off season. Clean with eateries by the walkways.
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