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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  • As well as Copacabana, Ipanema also has your edge of boiling sand and several stalls. There are chairs and beach umbrella rental prices that would I believe be tabulated. The sea ultra-gelado. On my visit in February 2017 he was dirty and disgusting, but the visual itself is beautiful. Recommend to spend an afternoon eating snacks and drinking a cold beer to ward off the heat.
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  • Extensive. With Sun or no Sun Ipanema is always recommended. Its waters are clean (though I read an article in Brazilian newspapers on a moderate level of contamination in almost all the beaches of Rio). But its waters are still clean and clear. Day of week this most peaceful for tourists. On weekends the cariocas take advantage of their rest days to populate the beach and there are many more people. If you like some privacy or quiet do not go on weekends. I recommend go without documents (as in all river) and with little money. There is to be attentive to them friends of them neglected that with wit is steal your things. I had an experience unpleasant for a theft. Some thieves dressed up (not all) vendors and leverage to take what is not theirs. So: nothing of value on the beaches in general. The landscape in Ipanema is fantastic. The sunsets behind the nose are spectacular and the morning is quiet and you can do something of sport. To the beach!
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  • Very nice beach, nice people and nice place. Natural tourist spot where the beach is clean and crystalline water. I was there with my girlfriend but I came across a disturbing situation, a group of armed robber running toward us. It was tense, but I've been robbed. they were local police pocket watch with chain. have to worry about and keep an eye out all the time
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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