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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (177 reviews)
“big waves” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great beach. Our hotel was across the street so we had a good view of it. It is an active beach with exercise, volleyball and soccer going on all the time. Vendors walk around with chairs and umbrellas to rent and the...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Copacabana is the place you have to come when in Rio. Yes it might be a bit dirty but Copacabana is the must go in my opinion. Visiting one of the Sol kiosks is also a good thing to do here. Beer is cheep and...More

Thank Victr8tmk
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cannot tell how it might be during "high season" - but most pictures speak for themselves. I was there where nearly no one was on the beach and it was amazing. It is clean and in the evening there were lots of nice small locations...More

Thank DrCraq
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful white sandy beach with rolling waves. This little piece of paradise is boarded with beach restaurants and bars reasonably priced. The downside is homeless people and stray dogs use the beach all day and night as their home, leaving their mess behind. Tourists can...More

Thank compass221
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a famous beach and it was very busy with lots of activities going on, seems to be a place for stalls selling all sorts

Thank KAM123959
Reviewed 4 days ago

I happily spend hours sitting by the beach watching the beach football, the volleyball, the surfers and all the life only the boardwalk. There are lots of places to eat and drink at very reasonable prices. Great by day, but be careful after dark

Thank markr2306
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Other beaches in Rio are also nice, but the Copacabana beach is surely the most famous. Locals play football or cards at the beach. As the beach is rather large, even with many visitors it still doesn’t seem to full

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I was in Rio I stayed in Copacabana. The beach is beautiful, there’s a lot of restaurants and places to go.

Thank BXAndrade
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Everything seemed a bit run down and not very clean. Overcast so that didn’t help. Everything looks better when the sun is shining.

Thank kayboia
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stayed at the Marriot Hotel in a sea facing room. Visited the beach on most evenings. The colour of the sea was bluish green. Having visited beaches around the world I found the sand to be extremely fine.Found locals friendly and cheerful. Dr M Thomas...More

Thank mohana1950
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