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Copacabana Beach

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For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock each year to this lively, world-famous beach lined with shops, bars, restaurants and hotels.
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Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011, Brazil
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We arrived in Rio on possibly the worst day of the year - New Years day! We booked into our hotel on the main stretch of the beach and were totally taken knocked out by the stench of the streets. We originally thought that the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank boereklong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What to say about Copacabana Beach? First of all, that beach is the most cosmopolitan beach that I visited in my life, you will find all of type of things, of peoples, of culture, you can dancing the samba music ( rio de Brazilian's music),...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luiz c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful beach which is huge. We went down for a couple of hours in the afternoon but were constantly hassled by people selling things which was slightly annoying. Perfect for a nice stroll but be careful of valuables.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hollieestelle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was the most magic New Year's Eve ever! Fireworks all over, music, frinks and a lot of people but still free to move and dance without losing your breath. But daytime.. The beach is a normal city beach and the sea is not that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emanuelacam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sculptor did a marvelous job in creating the statue of Jesus The Redeemer! The visit includes a train ride, elevator, and escalators to get to the top. It is certainly worth the trip, although be prepared for long lines for the train. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blplum
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the most famous and iconic beaches in the world so it left me bit underwhelmed. The water is not very clean, it was super crowded (you literally can't put a foot without stepping over someone), there are no water sports for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deepakgupta5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The beach is very busy and we loved watching everything that was going on. We enjoyed walking the length of it as well as a bit of lounging. Be prepared to be approached by people selling things!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 748chloes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apart from having an actual ocean here, there is nothing to rate. Water colour seems bronish, especially on the shore, beach is busy, but not exciting, just lots of people (Ipenama is also busy but has more life, interesting characters on the beach). Like most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandi D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach goes on for ever, the sand is nice and soft but beware of suspicious vendors "squirting mustard on your shoes and offering to clean it up while trying to pick-pocket you"!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orleans51
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking views. Being from South Africa I have know what beautiful beaches look like this was a different experience. It’s great that most of the vendors on the beach have speed points so you don’t really need cash. TRY ALL THE FOOD!!! Eating food on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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5 January 2019|
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Response from MJV53 | Reviewed this property |
Our stay in Rio, staying at a hotel directly on Copacabana Beach was part of an 'Essential Brazil' tour from Travel2 which was tweaked and altered to suit our requirements. They have a number of ready made options which... More
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21 October 2018|
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Response from MetroplexJim | Reviewed this property |
As Copacabana Beach is several miles in length it has sections to accommodate most everyone and every thing. We stay in the central section (in front of the Copacabana Palace and Othon Palace hotels) which seems to cater to... More
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Response from kevinmcg20162018 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one block away from the beach front at Copacabana and felt perfectly safe at all times. A common sense approach to keeping "low key" is advisable. (i.e. no jewellery, flashy clothes etc).