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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most famous beaches in Brazil. Is a must visit, with plenty of things to do. You can walk it, sit in a restaurant and eat with an ocean view, or in summer enjoy swimming. At night craft tents are settled, a great...More

Thank amzambrano
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beach is excellent but not good environment... I prefer definitely Ipanema or leblon.. though I use a hotel in Copacabana because is much less expensive..

Thank Veritodiaz
Reviewed 3 days ago

This beach is fantastic ... even more so when it is busy. For Copa, even the offseason is OK - but this beach has such a better buzz when it's packed with people. Lots of beach merchants hawking goods, but they walk away if you...More

Thank themitchellfamilyaz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful beach, you need to see this beach if you are ever in Rio. The surrounding neighbourhood is really cute too.

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were there on a Saturday afternoon, water was cold so not many in swimming. Plenty of sporting activities to watch and witnessed a different sort of volleyball done with everything except hands. Also saw people smashing a ball at each other with table tennis...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of tourists, Beach volley fields and Beachvendors! Water and Sand is very clear and clean and there are lifeguards and posts everywhere!

Thank Joschua A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If there is one place you have to visit during your time in Rio, this has to be it, fantastic beach with lots of activities.

Thank Johan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely long sandy white beach, we went on a. Lousy day so not anyone around. Still worth going to see and must be awesome when it's sunny

Thank Wendykilbarchan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walking along this sea front. Nice sand and beach. Lots of action and you feel very safe here even late at night as good lighting. No recommended to go down onto the unlit areas near the water at night though. It's a very wide...More

Thank Vicky S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was due to the weather being cold and rain. However I didn't see what all the hype was about the beach. It was a long stretch of beach that was pretty well laid out though. Maybe on a sunnier day when people were...More

Thank Naima M
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 Mellie V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc, I know that they do celebrate Christmas with gifts, trees and family. It is summer at that time so i guess that there will be lot's of stuff to do around there. There are a lot of restaurants, cafe's and bars but i... More
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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.
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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