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Best things to do in Ipanema

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Arpoador is located in between Copacabana and Ipanema — making it one of the best beachside views in the city. Climb the rocks and prepare for some primetime surfer watching. ”
393 locals recommend
Hotel
“A brazilian beach famous for the song Garota de Ipanema. It has some bars by the beach.”
271 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This place is a sunday fair in Ipanema, just 10/15 minutes walk from our apart i recommend that you arrive there from 10 till 4 pm , because if you go there too early or late some of the people that expose they products there may not be there. and please go to the Baiana and eat some of the delicious food from Bahia.”
299 locals recommend
Beach
“You can't miss the amazing sunsets behind the mountains 2 Irmãos from Pedra do Arpoador (where they used to harp whales in the XVII, XVIII centuries).”
156 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“World famous Girl from Ipanema restaurant. Order the Pincanha na brassa. Sizzling beef strips served on iron plate. Very good.”
135 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Boho style restaurant with good food, although a bit pricy. Good place to see beautiful people.”
131 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Late-night bar with excellent food in Ipanema, but close to Copacabana. Ideal for beginning or ending the night. Lively and modern.”
132 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“An Irish pub with imported beers, a pool table, & appetizers with an energetic crowd. Easy access with subway - Station General Osorio. ”
61 locals recommend
Churrascaria
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“Fantastic place to experience a real churrasco brasileiro!! Don't eat much on the day so you can enjoy the feast!!!!”
81 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Charmosíssimo espaço cultural em frente à praia de Ipanema, com bar, teatros, cinemas, galerias de arte. Programa ideal para fins de tarde e noites! Very charming cultural space in front of Ipanema beach, with bar, theaters, cinemas, art galleries. Ideal program for late afternoon and evening!”
78 locals recommend
Salad Place
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“Charmoso restaurante com lavouras orgânicas próprias nas serras, servindo saladas, legumes, grelhados, frutas e sucos. Super popular entre os Cariocas! Charming restaurant with its own organic crops in the mountains, serving salads, vegetables, grilled, fruits and juices. Super popular among the Cariocas!”
96 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Esse Starbucks fica muito perto do apê e oferece um espaço bastante aconchegante. Para quem gosta dessa rede, é uma grande comodidade poder simplesmente atravessar a rua e curtir um café.”
52 locals recommend
Bar
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“Stylish meeting point for most hip crowds in Rio, Tuesdays is the day when literally everybody goes. ”
78 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“After a long night we all come back home hungry, and nothing better than having a 24 hours restaurant under our building.”
65 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“All you can eat RS 75,00 or pay by weight. Excellent quality. Very well known for the Japanese raw fish. ”
58 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Our favorite Açai in Copacabana - great for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Also great for children.”
83 locals recommend