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Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Copacabana Beach was definitely a marvel in the 70s. Today it’s just an over popular beach with tons of people trying to sell you everything you can imagine. We watched people get chased down by police but I tried to rob others and during Carnaval...More

Thank Msnaper
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited several times during the carnival, needless to say that it was very happy,music and dancing in several places Street food +wine or beer ❤️ One must be carful-no jewelry,no new smartphone,no bag,just some money at the pocket-and nothing can go wrong.

Thank rachel_h_sh
Reviewed yesterday

Rio is a city that lives under a lucky star: it has two of the most recognisable, popular, and beautiful beaches. One, Copacabana, the other, Ipanema. Also, the impression Copacabana leaves is incomparable. The hill and mountain tops look as if they’re out in the...More

Thank petesmile
Reviewed yesterday

I felt very safe even when I was walking alone here however it was midday. People were very friendly and helpful..

Thank 684Pearl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots going on at the beach and it's well used by the locals for all sorts of games. Lots of wee cafes and bars to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Bigpaulgla
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, what's not to like. Rolling waves, clean sand, chairs and umbrellas available at really reasonable prices and beach bars playing samba. We were told before our visit to be careful on the beach as there is a lot of bag grabbing. Well, we were...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was there during the carnival, so a lot of movement on the beach. Great crowd, very friendly cariocas playing sambinha at the beach. Good place for a quick beach volley match and some nice bars to visit for some snacks or drinks.

Thank ndn1976
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very crowded and annoying vendors all over the place. Not the best beach to closed your eyes and let the sun do its thing. Don't recommend you to go by yourself, maybe with someone else or in a group so that way you can have...More

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been on so many great beaches in Europe and in Asia that I was not expecting much from Copacabana. So wrong ... Copacabana is not only the sand and the ocean water (which are great) but more the people and the feeling of...More

Thank Gil13AR
Reviewed 5 days ago

I travelled to Rio de Janeiro in May 2017 and heard a great deal about the Copacabana beach - the beautiful beach, the bikinis, the muggers etc. etc. I found the place to be one of the beautiful places in Rio though the water was...More

Thank NBK2203
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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4 November 2016|
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Response from Paola H | Reviewed this property |
U recommended you go to breakfast @ Copacabana Palace if you book in advance is very busy there! New year go to Barra da Tijuca is more safe and less busy there!!! Enjoy your holiday! 🙏😘☀️
Jessica N
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazir | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April. Didn't see or hear concern. No mosquitoes. Nothing.
Philip A
2 May 2016|
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Response from Ladybug0506 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The water is safe from a health perspective, but be aware that the sea is rough, with strong waves and tides. It gets deep abruptly, so you have to be alert. Enjoy also a nice walk on the famous sidewalk, have a... More