Ipanema Beach

Ipanema Beach - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Ipanema Beach is one of the most luxurious and expensive areas in Rio de Janeiro. The beach got it’s popularity from the song "The Girl from Ipanema", written in 1962, and since then has become a top tourist attraction in the city.
Ipanema is situated adjacent to Copacabana. It attracts the sun lovers and surfing fans with its charming sand and quality water. The beach road is closed every Sunday, for the visitors to ride a bike and enjoy the Nature of the area.
Another reason why Ipanema beach is popular is the classy restaurants, shops, and cafes.
The beach is also home to art galleries, theatres and universities.

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    - 05 August 2018 -

    Better go in the morning. Great one for a big city. A lot better than copacabana. Shame the afternoon the beach almost disappears

  • Jason Pagliarini

    - 05 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Sandra N.

    - 02 July 2018 -

    Everything is simply Magnifique from traditions to food,nature and amazing people.We really enjoyed all.We will be back❤

  • Markus Berg

    - 11 May 2018 -

    Best Beach in rio

  • Javier Vieiro

    - 28 April 2018 -

    in my opinion the very best beach in Rio


    - 17 March 2018 -


  • Rajat Basavaraj

    - 16 March 2018 -

    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!✌👍

  • Gilberto Pucci

    - 12 March 2018 -

    Linda praia. Visitei em mar/2018, e estava linda. Claro que tinha algum lixo deixado pelos usuários, o que é uma pena pois a praia é maravilhosa pelo gato de estar no meio da cidade. Na verdade são duas praias juntas: a de Ipanema e a do Leblon, separadas somente por um canal que vem da lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Areia fofa com uma inclinação mais forte na arrebentação , o que faz com que não seja muito indicada para crianças pequenas. Um forte comércio ambulante mas que não incomodam.

  • Jackes Gil

    - 25 January 2018 -

    Best place to relax.

  • Rogerio Rosas Rodrigues

    - 11 December 2017 -


  • Otelcibey

    - 24 May 2018 -

    quiter than Copacabana Beach. nice but be careful for the thives. A seller comes to you for stff and another one tries to get your bag

  • Nadide Gül

    - 27 December 2017 -

    A perfect beach for surf

  • Padawan

    - 16 October 2017 -

    Always a good place and beautiful sunset!

  • Emre Dinçer

    - 01 October 2017 -

    It is less touristic than copacabana beach. And I think it is much nicer.

  • Hano A

    - 30 July 2017 -

    Such a gorgeous place!

  • Cem Oz

    - 28 March 2017 -

    What is there to say.. one of the best beaches in the world

  • Ricardo Luciano

    - 20 February 2017 -

    Get your havaiana and go to beach!

  • Vinicius Prado

    - 08 November 2016 -

    Go to Posto 10.

  • Condé Nast Traveler

    - 13 July 2016 -

    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.

  • Nikki Foster

    - 08 April 2016 -

    Much better than Copacabana

Ipanema Beach tours

Full Day Complete Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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Full-Day City Tour: Christ Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Plus 25 Other Attractions

Enjoy a full-day tour in which you'll see all the main attractions in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Corcovado with the Christ Redeemer Statue, Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Historical Center of Rio. You will also have the opportunity to eat lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse as well.

Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro

After being picked up from your hotel at 2pm, relax on the short drive to the Urca neighbourhood, where you'll board the cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain. Keep your camera to hand as you ride two different cable cars to the top of the iconic peak, taking in the views from the panoramic glass...

Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour Including Vermelha Beach and Arpoador

Enjoy a bike tour of Rio de Janeiro's "zona sul". In a small group, you will visit Rio's main sights. Cycling is the best way to cover long distances and, in just three hours, you'll be able to cover what would take you two days on foot. Your fun and knowledgeable guide will give you information and...

Custom Private Tour: Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, Lapa and Santa Teresa

This private tour is for those who want to explore Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf, all in one day, with private transportation and a private tour guide. The tour also includes a visit to Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Historic Downtown and a stop at Selarón’s Steps. It is also the opportunity...

Skip the line: Ipanema Pub Crawl

Experience Rio's famous nightlife with a 5-hour, skip-the-line pub crawl in Ipanema. Rio has amazing parties every day but if you don't know the right places to go, you might end up by yourself in an empty bar. Come to this Pub Crawl on Tuesday nights and enjoy Ipanema's busy bars and clubs and save...

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