Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
(4.5/5 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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  • Be aki eh feel important and rika, Ipanema you after all more than the beautiful glamour, paradisiaco that has the River, can not fail to visit, after all both the beach as night is the rich part of your ride, and even being able to even speak in other languages. With the great concentration of different culture in this loca. Amooooo
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  • Beautiful people, transparent water, beautiful view, education itinerant merchants, clean sand, deck chairs and parasols to rent, a true outdoor setting.
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  • Beautiful beach. I was at posto 9. There is sale of street food, I tried what sold several and I had no problem. It is reliable. Sell vikinis, so if you forget to take it, or worry, you get for 50 reals. I had given many recommendations for pickpockets, but did not have any inconvenience. I tie the bag to the beach and go! I only took Tanner, a little cash to buy food and bikinis and ready! At noon the sea is very calm. You can walk to the bottom where the waves are formed. Each posto has life.
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  • Lovely beach with great waves, but your things aren't safe if you leave them attended. Apparently it gets pretty dodgy as soon as night falls.
  • 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.
  • One of the coolest beaches I have ever been to. You can see and meet a lot of people. Beautiful women, good food, nice beach.
  • Fantastic beach used by the local people of Rio. So much going on but the highlight for me was just watching the people and the foot-volleyball matches. Get a coco drink and enjoy the beauty of this historical landmark.
  • Beautiful beach, nice for relaxing under the sun. They water is not necessarily the best, as the waves are quite high for swimming. But the ambience on the beach is lovely. Mostly young crowd