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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  • I had a great time in Brazil Rio de Janeiro I injoy the cruses and the boats ride, and the beaches and sight seeing was nice I would like to return someday 
    I had a great time in Brazil Rio de Janeiro I injoy the cruses and the boats ride, and the beaches and sight seeing was nice I would like to return someday  more »
  • The sea was lovely, big waves and lively vibe. It's just disappointing how you see people just leave trash everywhere and the beach is littered. Bins are provided but they need to step up and take... 
    The sea was lovely, big waves and lively vibe. It's just disappointing how you see people just leave trash everywhere and the beach is littered. Bins are provided but they need to step up and take...  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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