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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 88%Local Culture
- 83%Luxury Travelers
- 77%Family Travelers
- 67%Adventure Travelers
- 67%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Budget Travelers
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- Ipanema BeachFeb 18, 2014
With dozens of picturesque beaches within reach, Cariocas (Rio locals) are spoiled for choice when it comes to fine sands. Ipanema, though, has long been one of the city's most enticing praias. There's endless amusement on the sands, from waterside jogs to volleyball games, or the more leisurely pursuit of sunbathing and people-watching. A few strategies for the beach: don't take anything of value to the beach (just enough cash for the day). Don't bother bringing a picnic or drinks. There are roaming food and drink vendors and barracas (beach stands) where you can hire chairs and umbrellas and eat something more substantial (like Urugai, near Post 9, which whips up delicious grilled-chicken sandwiches).Recommended for:
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
Ipanema beach is the hottest spot in Rio. It's where all the beautiful people hang out, exercise and drink. The "postos", or kiosks, are landmarks on where each type of people hang out so make sure you read about them before you pick on which part of the sand you want to sit on. The street in front of the beach is usually closed for cars on weekends and holidays so people have more space to ride bijes, skates and walk dogs.Recommended for:
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 21, 2013
Ipanema Beach is marked by the two mountains ("Two Brothers") stretched out on one side of the beach. The beach is also distinct for its laid back and upscale atmosphere.Recommended for:
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Aug 15, 2013
Quite simply one of the most beautiful and scenic beaches in the world. It's broken into a number of sections that cater to various cliques. Right off the beach plenty of places for food and drink...and of course the Girls from IpanemaRecommended for:
- Ipanema BeachMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Nov 05, 2012
One of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Rio's iconic green mountains in the background. A great place for people watching. Guys play some sort of sport that is like volleyball with your feet. Girls in very small bikinis.
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Dec 01, 2013
Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach extends for 2,6 km until it joins the beach of Leblon. It is a meeting point not just for tourists, it's the most traditional beach also for locals. Besides the beach itself, Ipanema is a great neighborhood to stay while visiting Rio!
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- Ipanema BeachMember ofBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersWellness+ 4Jul 05, 2012
The Girl from Ipanema..or was it the Boy from Ipanema as Diana Krall said it best. A more relaxed area of Rio, where you can actually relax and the landscape is more lush. Enjoy an Acai bowl and scenery Ipanema has to offer. You can find inexpensive travel agencies at the malls in this area and their prices tend to be cheaper than the Internet if you're flying local.
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Jul 05, 2012
Ipanema Beach isn't as wide either in sand or sidewalks as compared to Copacabana, but it makes up for it in being slightly more upscale. The surrounding neighborhood is a better living address that Copacabana, consequently the vibe is less frenetic than Copacabana, and with less
The Antonio Carlos Jobim song sung by Jaoa and Astrud Gilberto in the 1960's, when the sexy Bosa Nova sound was just starting, made this beach famous around the world. And just like the song, a lot of the people here may be smiled at, but they just don't see it.
- Ipanema BeachJul 05, 2012
Many like this beach better than Copacabana beach. I'm in favor of Copacabana over Ipanema, but that doesn't mean this one isn't amazing - it is. It's an apples v. oranges thing, only its golden apples and oranges I suppose. In either case, you can't go wrong. The biggest difference exists in the level of tranquility, I think - Copacabana is more active (futvolley, food vendors, etc are more prevelant) than in Ipanema. Both are, however, more touristy and active than in Leblon, so go there if you want to get as local as possible, I suppose.
- Ipanema BeachJul 05, 2012
Eternized in the voice of Tom Jobim with the song “Garota de Ipanema”, by Vinícius de Moraes, Ipanema District - neighbor to Copacabana and Leblon - is one of the preferred meeting points of Rio inhabitants and visitors from all over the world. One of the most noble and sophisticated regions of the city, the district gathers the best of Rio: stores, bars, restaurants and the famous Ipanema Beach known for the posto 9 so popular among youngsters, artists and meeting point to the LGBT tourists, and for the Arpoador - a true paradise to surfers. The sunset is yet another spectacle and cherries on top the lively nightlife of the district. Private infrastructure has created world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes. Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio. At the forefront of the beach culture are the many surfers and sun worshippers who socialize daily at the beach. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles and local residents and tourists use the opportunity to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.
Ipanema has played its own role in Rio's culture since its beginning. It has universities, art galleries, theaters and cafes. Ipanema holds its own street parade during Carnival festivities, separate from Rio de Janeiro's. Banda de Ipanema attracts up to 50,000 people to the streets of Ipanema for Carnival.Recommended for:
- Ipanema BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
Ipanema / Leblon is the same stretch of beach, from here you can see the two moutains called Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers). The Travel Channel stated Ipanema Beach as the sexiest beach in the world.