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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  • Ipanema, Rio, has been suffering with the abandonment, but yet still beautiful. For me the best point is between 9 and 10 posts (RIua GArcia Dávila). The bike lane suffers from the side slope.
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  • 9 station is well policed and well-attended. Nothing could take away the beauty of the place. most of the regulars are tourists from other States and countries
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  • Very nice beach to relax. A few stalls all along the promenade with tables outside to enjoy a snack or drink. We had a whole coconut each and just relaxed and enjoyed watching everybody just doing wha...  more »
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  • Better go in the morning. Great one for a big city. A lot better than copacabana. Shame the afternoon the beach almost disappears
  • Beautiful beach with clean sand banks and clean water. Reached here early in the morning with my friends after a rock concert nearby.👌 Nice serene atmosphere with Neat and clean surroundings.👍 Lovely panoramic and birds eye view of the mountains and rio skyline.✌ Best time to visit is during early morning or late evenings as its less crowded with tourists and visitors. Overall a nice experience!✌👍
  • Everything is simply Magnifique from traditions to food,nature and amazing people.We really enjoyed all.We will be back❤
  • You cannot go here without a visa. It takes longtime yo get response your looking for to actually go. Keep in mind yes I have US PASSPORT.
  • in my opinion the very best beach in Rio
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