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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday

Great beach to swim and relax by day, also nice to sit on at night with a drink. The Caipirinhia mixers on the promenade make the best (and most powerful) caipirinhias around, way better than in the bars and cafes on the beachfront, which are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mark c
Reviewed yesterday

It is a type beach for families to spend a nice day at the beach. There are also young people looking for each other and that's fine. But the ugly thing is that people do not care for or protect the beach: they leave their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olivertyrrel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful setting but not user friendly,: crowded, dangerous, coops every 100 meters and some military police carrying muachine guns. The long wide pavements smell of urine and there is people sleeping on the floors everywhere, not a relax day at the beach...take the pics and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank planetvirtual
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our hotel was opposite Copacabana beach so we were well within reach of all the sights and sounds. It seemed to be busy all times day and night, with beach sellers and beach front bars & cafes all along the promenade. The sellers didn't hassle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I coasted over and never knew what a swell beach it is for surfing! Surfers will never get board! How long the amazing waves will last it's hard to say, guess we'll have to wait and sea. Think you can come up with better puns?...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BallsyBrew
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most famous beaches in the world, now i know why, i was amazed how clean it is, they have cleaning crews constantly, and you feel safe, i loved it, there are a lot of street vendors, but it was cheap, i never...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryanaspenmicom
Reviewed 5 days ago

In my opinion a better experience than Ipanaema as walkways wider and a much better kiosk experience. Concerns about safety were totally unfounded as the area is very well lit at night and always busy. we walked and ran up and down Copacabana early morning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank straightjohnbull
Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing place to visit, lots of good places to eat and to party. great beaches , you will enjoy it!! too much to see

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank airerik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Irrespective of age or social status the beaches are open to all and free ... by day you see all shapes and sizes in minimal costumes ... no body shaming here ... and come the evening ... on come the floodlights and it’s gyms ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peterlI1683ML
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely maintained beach, expect crowds, however, it is pretty long beach. With store fronts to cater to different tastes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ajith J
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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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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
28 July 2018|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Do not even think of going to Rio !!!
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Response from MetroplexJim | Reviewed this property |
Christmas is rather quiet, but many of the beach-front restaurants are open as well as, of course, the hotels. New Year's is one giant party that makes Times Square seem like a church service. Different sections of the... More