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Ipanema Beach

(Praia de Ipanema)
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro
  • Bruno
    "Probably a few notches below Praia de Copacabana."(8 Tips)
    Vinicius P.
    "Go to Posto 10."(5 Tips)
    Estevão T.
    "It's far the best beach in Rio, maybe the best in the world!"(3 Tips)
    Fabiano A.
    "Linda (cute) praia, vale a pena conferir!"(23 Tips)
96 Tips and reviews
  • cute
  • beach
  • live music
  • sunsets
  • copacabana
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  • Padawan
    PadawanOctober 16
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a good place and beautiful sunset!
  • Emre D.
    Emre DinçerOctober 1
    It is less touristic than copacabana beach. And I think it is much nicer.
  • Hano A.
    Hano AJuly 30
    Such a gorgeous place!
  • Cem O.
    Cem OzMarch 28
    What is there to say.. one of the best beaches in the world
  • Ricardo L.
    Ricardo LucianoFebruary 20
    Get your havaiana and go to beach!
  • Vinicius P.
    Vinicius PradoNovember 8, 2016
    Go to Posto 10.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    The beach scene is a bustling one year-round on the mile-long stretch of sea and sand that inspired one of the most famous bossa nova ditties of all time. Read more
  • Nikki F.
    Nikki FosterApril 8, 2016
    Much better than Copacabana
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerMarch 13, 2016
    Great beach, but ask for chair, drink and food prices beforehand so you don't get scammed. Avoid Luis at shack number 100! Most of the shack managers are incredibly nice and friendly though.
  • Thomas T.
    Thomas ThommyFebruary 22, 2016
    For me the best beach in rio downtown - have a coconut and enoy the day:-)
  • Mark C.
    Mark CáceresFebruary 21, 2016
    Bring a towel, get a chair, order a caipirinha from the bar, stay for the sunset.
  • Celmar D.
    Celmar DallagnolFebruary 13, 2016
    Amazing beach
  • Colm L.
    Colm LinehanJanuary 6, 2016
    Worth walking the length of the beach when busy and observing the different cultures grouped on the different parts of the beach.
  • Stavroula K.
    Stavroula KonidariJanuary 4, 2016
    People watching
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonDecember 24, 2015
    Go sit on the rocks between Copa and Ipa and watch the sunset. Better with beer...
  • Bruno
    BrunoDecember 18, 2015
    Probably a few notches below Praia de Copacabana. But fine nevertheless. Watch out for your belongings!
  • Katie B.
    Katie Berger FolmarDecember 6, 2015
    It's a busy beach with a lot of vendors selling various items. You can rent chairs and umbrellas there along with beach cocktails and beer served to your chair! It's not the cleanest but still ok!
  • Paulo Ricardo d.
    Paris maravilhosa!
  • Olle E.
    Olle ErikssonOctober 29, 2015
    Well it's Ipanema, it's a classic. So beautiful, filled with hot people and great waves. Just be on the lookout for thieves.
  • Bruno
    BrunoOctober 25, 2015
    Look out after your belongings. It's pretty common to get mugged in here.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SouzaSeptember 6, 2015
    A vista carioca genuína! This is Rio!
  • kwik.buck
    kwik.buckSeptember 2, 2015
    Don't bring anything except a towel. It will get stolen anyways:
  • Anita K.
    Anita KisielAugust 27, 2015
    Gorgeous world-class beach!
  • It'S ∴ Intercâmbio C.
    Beach side.... Surf time
  • It'S ∴ Intercâmbio C.
  • Willian P.
    Willian PaixaoJuly 1, 2015
    One of the best places in this city. Perfect view, water, waves, wind, etc. You can't go to Rio without spend a day in Ipanema beach.
  • Felipe L.
    Felipe LautonMay 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick tips on "how not to look like a gringo": don't wear any jewelry, watches and so; never bring your shoes to the beach, stick with your flip flops; never wear plaid or whatever shirt with buttons.
  • Alberto P.
    Alberto PetracciMay 21, 2015
    Probably the best promenade in Rio
  • Beatriz V.
    Beatriz VenturiApril 9, 2015
    The view is amazing, rent chairs, it is not so expensive
  • Mary Colette N.
    Beautiful place. Wait for the sunset at least once
  • Evandro G.
    Evandro GalanteFebruary 21, 2015
    Can't beat the sunset...
  • Ekaterina B.
    Ekaterina BobkovaJanuary 27, 2015
    Best place in the world!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TambuJanuary 24, 2015
    If you are a surfer, don't come here looking for waves. This is a place for people to chill out- both in the waves and out. It also has a better landscape and a nicer atmosphere than Copacabana.
  • JavierRaudel A.
    This is the best beach in Rio de Janeiro. Be aware not to ring jewelry or lots o valuable things. They are a lot of pick pocketers. Best sport in front of Cesar park hotel
  • jessica m. h.
    knock back a couple caipirinhas (cachaça (sugar cane liquor), fresh lime juice, and sugar)
  • Hadrien v.
    Hadrien van HeckeJanuary 3, 2015
    Better than copacabana
  • Carlos Eduardo A.
    Carlos Eduardo AlcantaraDecember 26, 2014
    The sunset is awesome!!! Lots of girls and guys of Ipanema!
  • Luiz E.
    Luiz EduardoNovember 15, 2014
    Sunset... That's it
  • Milton A.
  • Aline B.
    Aline BrandãoOctober 19, 2014
    Less crowded (and more expensive) than the more worldwide-famous Copacabana, but providing the same carioca flair. The waves tend to be stronger, too - keep an eye out for red warning flags.
  • Luiz e Meyre
    Luiz e MeyreSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The best of Ipanema
  • Raquel M.
    Raquel MonteiroSeptember 19, 2014
    Top Conceitual
  • Letícia S.
    Letícia SáSeptember 3, 2014
    Amazing beach and breath taking view, but it's really crowded!
  • Marco
    MarcoAugust 8, 2014
    Best beach ever...
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 21, 2014
    Beautiful beach. Worth seeing.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CJuly 21, 2014
    Run this beach in the morning. This beach is also more suitable for surfing.
  • Krishna D.
    Krishna DJuly 8, 2014
    Rocky patch on the east side of the beach is the best at sunset!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GautierJuly 7, 2014
    good for hanging and cleaner than copacabana
  • John G.
    John GardnerJune 20, 2014
    The beach vendors are really helpful and cool...just ask for a chair or sun lounger and you pay when you leave...much more trusting than in the UK!!!
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