Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • One of the many beaches. Not particular special or better than the others. Go for a walk, enjoy all the sports  more »
  • Definitely not what they see it is. Went there on a January weekend and it was busy! You couldn’t even walk. There was a very dangerous feel to it as people were hawk eying me left and right. 3 kids.....  more »
  • This is the beach to visit just before sunset if you're lucky enough to get an evening that isn't raining. we had to try on several occasions before we finally saw what all the fuss was about. And...  more »
  • Phenomenal location, right on Praia Ipanema, with a staff even nicer that made me come back for a second stay a few days later. Room was nice and clean, and the floor to ceiling windows made the view really nice. The view upstairs by the pool was breathtaking too, and Gabriel’s presence there made it even more entertaining as he was always very kind and up to have a great conversation.
  • This hotel is awesome! The staff are nice and extremely accommodating. The view and location of the hotel is pretty convenient. A lot of shops and restaurants that are walking distance. I would definitely stay here again!
  • The best hotel I have ever stayed in Rio de Janeiro, excellent location and with the most beautiful view. I would also like to mention that the staff were very helpful especially Gabriel the lifeguard and Wallace the waiter who served us the best fries ever I ate in my life
  • What a wonderful experience! The staff from "welcome" to "please come back" we just outstanding. Our room was impeccable. The attention to detail...superb! We are in the hospitality business, so we are tough to please. Thank you, Praia Ipanema Hotel!
  • Took a room with sea view - absolutely AMAZING view, especially at sunset. BUT, the room itself is very old, and the facilities really need and upgrade (I did notice that the hotel goes a renovation phase now...). Breakfast is simple but fine. The pool on the roof is small yet again here, the view is wonderfull. All in all, with some modernization to the room it could be a totaly amazing, 5+ stars, hotel.

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