Praia de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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. 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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  • Worth only a little walk just to see a new place but i don't see any value added on this beach compared to Copa 
    Worth only a little walk just to see a new place but i don't see any value added on this beach compared to Copa  more »
  • Beautifull city filled with colors and peeople. Really cool place. Amazing experience like no other placed I go to. Very interesting! A place where you are feeling welcome. Food close is good to ate. 
    Beautifull city filled with colors and peeople. Really cool place. Amazing experience like no other placed I go to. Very interesting! A place where you are feeling welcome. Food close is good to ate.  more »
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  • Great location and staff. Mauricio and Bernardo in particular were incredibly helpful and friendly
  • Outstanding location, but rooms are average at best. Works if you're looking only for the basics.

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