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Copacabana Beach

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock...

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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Great Beach, Great People, Great Fun

Huge sandy beach with an amazing backdrop, great food, great drinks, great sports, the list goes on. Definitely worth a visit during the day and night!

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Devan C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge sandy beach with an amazing backdrop, great food, great drinks, great sports, the list goes on. Definitely worth a visit during the day and night!

Thank Devan C
Matlock, United Kingdom
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The beach was always really clean and tidy. People were friendly there. There are way too many people trying to sell things, t-shirts, drinks, merchendise etc. Gets annoying very quickly. Waves were quite big when we were there so we did not go in the sea. But overall a beautiful spot for sunbathing and chilling!

Thank Melissa G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Copacabana is the best beach for tourists especially close to Leme or Posto 6, cause the is more calm. In Posto 6 you can rent standup paddle for 50 reais for half hour.

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Angra dos Reis
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most known beach from Brazil. A beautiful landscape...nice kiosks by the sand to grab an ice cold beer os simple the swetest coconut water....in the coconut! Just never take your eyes from your things when over there....

Thank Moncaar
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I find this beach always a pleasure to visit, it's clean and there's so much of it! Lots of different things happening on every part, it's really nice to walk along any time of the day or night

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On return form Brazil, people will ask you "did you go to Copacabana?" .... so ..... go there! Nice beach, plenty of sand, warm water.... it has it all. Beach sports during the day and night markets during evening. Loads of eating places right on the beach plus toilets etc. It really is the most happening place in Rio.

Thank Kamal5372
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beach has things to do all around! From the boardwalk, where you can soak up the beach and sit by a cafe, going to the beach, enjoying the street vendors alongside the boardwalk, and enjoying beach sports- you will not be bored! Definitely a must see!

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Mogi das Cruzes, SP
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the most famous beach in Rio but just this, off course it´s beautiful with people from averywhere in the world but all beaches in South Rio are the same like Ipanema and Leblon. We go there just to say " I´ve been to Copacabana beach ", but go anyway sure you will have a good time.

Thank Ricardo R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being North American I was the person wearing the most fabric at the beach lol. Local swimwear is very scant. The water was fairly warm. There are a lot of tourists here. The food carts are delicious. There are a lot of activities to do at the beach (volleyball, frisbee). We enjoyed the night market 6:30-midnight. Good for souvenirs and... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't take your wallet of cellphone out of your pocket there. Never. The lack of security turned one of the most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio into a super dangerous place. You can't even look at the natural beauty because you're always afraid around there. Besides, the beach is extremely overrated. It's always filthy and full of pigeons that eat the... More 

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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 draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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