Ipanema Beach
Ipanema Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Popularized by the song "The Girl from Ipanema," this world-famous beach gives foreign visitors a sense of life in Rio, displaying a cross-section of different lifestyles, chic boutiques and eateries and luxurious apartment buildings.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
How to get there
  • General Osório • 4 min walk
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  • Susan C
    London, United Kingdom337 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic beachfront
    The beach is narrower than expected but still presents as a must see. Avoid Sunday and Bank Holiday for crowds. Sellers edge the sand. Iconic name so this beach is always popular. Go early or later in the day.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Tom R
    Crystal Lake, Illinois1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to Brasil
    Great trip-rained a lot in Rio but Salvador was perfect. Great food good place to stay & some interesting places to visit. Took Ubers everywhere & they were easy & reasonable price.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 25 March 2023
  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour group stop
    We visited this beach on our tour with Do Brazil Right. We did not swim, just took a walk along the promenade, and stopped in a few shops along the way. If we had more time and were staying in Rio longer, we would have planned a beach day.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • BorntocruiseUK
    Heathfield, United Kingdom11,194 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well it would be rude to not visit…..
    Well it would be rude not to visit after hearing it in a song from when I was a child. Clean looking with nice pedestrian walkway next to it. It was great watching all the hand-gliders making there way down from the mountain. Sadly we didn’t stop long as we were part of a group.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • OldBear
    Wigan, United Kingdom9,719 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Beautiful Beach
    An excellent beach for relaxing or for engaging in beach sports. We arrived around 10am and it was not busy. The beach had been cleaned so that there was no rubbish or seaweed to be seen. There were a number of ‘Pop Up’ bars close by, not to mention the many beach sellers who will approach you, but leave when you say NO! We did make some purchases of Sunglasses, sweetcorn and drinks. I had the best ever Pina Colada in a pineapple followed by a massage on the beach. A lovely beach which has so much to offer and more preferable than Copacabana beach!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • IpanemaGuys
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No visit to Rio is complete without a visit here
    No visit to Rio is complete without at least one afternoon on the beach at Ipanema. The one where the girl's from is a feast for the eyes. the glorious two brothers mountains to the west and the rocky outcrop of Arpoador luring sunset viewers to its east frame a paradise, conveniently labeled for your taste. Each kilometer has a numbered lifeguard stand: posto 8 is more families, posto 9 has the boys that generally arent interested in the girls from Ipanema, further up you'll find lots of football circles etc. Ipanema's not as developed as Copacabana so don't expect a zillion fast restaurants but there are enough kiosques plus folks strolling the beach hawking drinks and snacks so that you don't need to lug it all with you. Likewise chair and umbrella rentals are inexpensive. The biggest surprise you'll get is when you decide to cool off by taking a dip. The water is cold!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Loren N
    Aberdeen, Washington6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding food, views, and service! Alex was fantastic!
    We had an absolutely outstanding dinner at Ipanema. In fact, it was so great we ate there twice in our short west end stay. Alan was our server, and his attitude was fantastic. He made it a fun experience. Our table was out on the patio, and the views cannot be surpassed elsewhere. The food was spectacular, and the sunset was amazing. Thank you Alex! We'll be back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • SRD1994
    Swansea, United Kingdom260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice city beach
    This is a lovely city beach, nicer than Copacabana as it is less busy (still really busy though). Sea is a bit rough and no swimming zones so take care if you enter. Lots of people selling things. Sunbeds or space to relax on the sand. Very pretty with the sea, beach and mountain backdrop, quite unusual.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 September 2023
  • BaggiePhil
    Walsall, United Kingdom255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    golden sands
    Stunning beach , which we had the fortune to have a hotel looking over every day and night. Its more quite than Cococabana beach a few places to eat and drink near by , and lovely for a walk along the beach or walkway, floodlit at night for volley ball and football . people actually on this beach running and doing exercise very early in the morning.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Monica B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best sunset vibe ever!!!
    Lovely beach, you can relax, go for swimming , do beach tennis or even if enjoy a lovely meal beside the beach. The sunset at Arpoador Rock is just an unique experience, no better place to see the sunset then Ipanema!!!!! Best place in the world!!!!!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 February 2024
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Karmiel, Israel543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
no doubt this is one of most attractive beaches of the world. however swimming is almost no option in this beach due to the high waves.
Written 3 March 2024
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Steve D
Divonne-les-Bains, France819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Must say it has the look and feel of Copacabana but much quieter.

Whilst not as lively as its sister beach it still has all required for a great beach day.

Starting to underhand that Rio is. City of amazing beaches.

I preferred Copacabana but my wife preferred Ipanema.

Both very good.
Written 28 February 2024
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Monica B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Lovely beach, you can relax, go for swimming , do beach tennis or even if enjoy a lovely meal beside the beach. The sunset at Arpoador Rock is just an unique experience, no better place to see the sunset then Ipanema!!!!! Best place in the world!!!!!
Written 26 February 2024
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The beaches in Rio really are incredible. I liked this beach just as much as Copacabana- it is the next bay along, heading out of the city- but I think I liked the area more than Copacabana as it had a more relaxed feel.
Written 14 February 2024
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BaggiePhil
Walsall, UK255 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Stunning beach , which we had the fortune to have a hotel looking over every day and night. Its more quite than Cococabana beach a few places to eat and drink near by , and lovely for a walk along the beach or walkway, floodlit at night for volley ball and football . people actually on this beach running and doing exercise very early in the morning.
Written 12 November 2023
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SRD1994
Swansea, UK260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely city beach, nicer than Copacabana as it is less busy (still really busy though). Sea is a bit rough and no swimming zones so take care if you enter. Lots of people selling things. Sunbeds or space to relax on the sand. Very pretty with the sea, beach and mountain backdrop, quite unusual.
Written 1 September 2023
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Loren N
Aberdeen, WA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had an absolutely outstanding dinner at Ipanema. In fact, it was so great we ate there twice in our short west end stay. Alan was our server, and his attitude was fantastic. He made it a fun experience. Our table was out on the patio, and the views cannot be surpassed elsewhere. The food was spectacular, and the sunset was amazing. Thank you Alex! We'll be back!
Written 26 August 2023
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IpanemaGuys
Rio de Janeiro, RJ139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
No visit to Rio is complete without at least one afternoon on the beach at Ipanema. The one where the girl's from is a feast for the eyes. the glorious two brothers mountains to the west and the rocky outcrop of Arpoador luring sunset viewers to its east frame a paradise, conveniently labeled for your taste. Each kilometer has a numbered lifeguard stand: posto 8 is more families, posto 9 has the boys that generally arent interested in the girls from Ipanema, further up you'll find lots of football circles etc.

Ipanema's not as developed as Copacabana so don't expect a zillion fast restaurants but there are enough kiosques plus folks strolling the beach hawking drinks and snacks so that you don't need to lug it all with you. Likewise chair and umbrella rentals are inexpensive.

The biggest surprise you'll get is when you decide to cool off by taking a dip. The water is cold!
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

OldBear
Wigan, UK9,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
An excellent beach for relaxing or for engaging in beach sports. We arrived around 10am and it was not busy. The beach had been cleaned so that there was no rubbish or seaweed to be seen.

There were a number of ‘Pop Up’ bars close by, not to mention the many beach sellers who will approach you, but leave when you say NO!
We did make some purchases of Sunglasses, sweetcorn and drinks. I had the best ever Pina Colada in a pineapple followed by a massage on the beach.

A lovely beach which has so much to offer and more preferable than Copacabana beach!
Written 22 August 2023
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Steve
London, UK962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The promenade provides a lovely walk and the beach itself starts off narrow at the Arpoador and widens a lot as you head towards Leblon. Not as busy as Copacabana but still busy enough.
Written 3 August 2023
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