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Copacabana Beach

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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 via mobile

We stayed at a hotel that is right on the edge of this beach. We walked up and down many many times and likes it every time. It was crowded but there was plenty of room for everybody. The water was very refreshing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidsP8049MK
Reviewed yesterday

Whether you walk along it, cycle along it, lay on it, swim from it, play on it, sunbathe on it, drink and eat by it or watch others improve their beach volleyball / football skills on it or just people watch on it, Copacabana beach...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed yesterday

This urban beach is world famous, and deservedly so, although it gets crowded on summer weekends. Many vendors, restaurants nearby, and lots of people and games to watch.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EvanBocaFL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Copacabana is more than just a beach. It's somewhere for having a beer or two in one on the many kiosks/restaurants, people watching, watching a volleyball game, looking at the sand sculptures, trying a local snack or taking a very long walk from one end...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ros T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can have a nice walk with your kids or a nice run! Just like Ipanema there is a bike/run path protected from the cars so you can do you morning/evening runs here and it is absolutely beautiful! If you are lucky you can have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rockyworldtravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s a clean beach. The sand is fine, the water is blue, there is hardly any seaweed. There are areas to rent chairs and umbrella, restaurants line the beach and the view is amazing! The bad parts are that there are a lot of salesman...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debm94
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're spending time n this beautiful city a trip to the iconic Copacabana beach is a must. The tiled boardwalk is unique in itself. Suggest a morning visit to avoid both the heat and thousands of beach goers.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great beach with so much to see, if you love people watching, this is the place. That said, thieves are everywhere, they will rip a necklace off you in a heartbeat. If you go there, take nothing with you of value. Unfortunately, I speak as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DavidAMcM17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you come to Rio and don't hit up Copacabana you have missed a trick. There is a stunning wave themed cobbled boardwalk around the beach. If you are pale skinned go before 10 am or after 3 ok if you don't want to turn...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Garethzimbo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It‘s so lively, so colourful with a great view in n the Sugar Loaf (ok u have it from Ipanema as well, but here it’s a bit more lively). On Sundays one part of the street is closed down, so a nice stroll or a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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6 January 2019|
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Response from MJV53 | Reviewed this property |
Our stay in Rio, staying at a hotel directly on Copacabana Beach was part of an 'Essential Brazil' tour from Travel2 which was tweaked and altered to suit our requirements. They have a number of ready made options which... More
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22 October 2018|
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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 kevinmcg20162018 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one block away from the beach front at Copacabana and felt perfectly safe at all times. A common sense approach to keeping "low key" is advisable. (i.e. no jewellery, flashy clothes etc).