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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
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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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USD 85.50*
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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro
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USD 44.38*
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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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USD 20.00*
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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Must see but not for long

Of course this is a must see in Rio but if you're coming from a country with good beaches this may be a bit of a let down, the beach and ocean are dirty (rubbish floating through... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Of course this is a must see in Rio but if you're coming from a country with good beaches this may be a bit of a let down, the beach and ocean are dirty (rubbish floating through frequently). But the atmosphere and the people are awesome, volleyball, music and drinks all day long if you like!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must see in Rio. Nice quiosques. Nice place to go out at night, some restaurants has live music and performances. Copacabana has a lot to show.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Copacabana Hotel which is across the street from Copacabana beach. This beach is awesome, you can catch futbol games, volleyball games and people building sand castles at all ours of the day. On Sunday's they shut down the main street and it turns into basically a big running / walking / biking trail, it's pretty cool... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel overlooked the beach and the Bar and Pool area on the 20th floor afforded a wonderful view of young and old, locals and holidaymakers enjoying themselves in perfect harmony.On the public holiday,the beach was very crowded but the sunshine,warm sea and some cold beers made for a fabulous day.

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Thank Graham M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is nice, but super crowded and a bit dangerous. My recomendation is to go without any devices like cell phones and stuff like that. Although the water is very clean and its HUGE

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Thank Carlos S
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked on the beach Weather great water nice Great vendors at edge of beach where you can have a cool beer and a burger Had a great time

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On New Year's Eve we partied on the beach with maybe as many as three million other people. It was an amazing experience. We all dressed in white, which is traditional and the fireworks were incredible. Although the beach was absolutely packed the sea was not...perhaps the cariocas are afraid of dissolving in the water? So we moved through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in a hotel right cross the street from this famous beach, we walked on the beach quite often and enjoy the beach very much! I can't believe so much activities on the beach.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food / service at beach bar was poor Average beach but clean Beach sellers selling alsorts Nothing much going on around Felt fairly safe but am told not to leave items unattended

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wooow!!! This is the most crowded beach i have ever seen. There is nothing on the beach, just the sand:)))) The water is warm but quite dirty. Its a must see, but i will not go there to stay in the sun.

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Copacabana
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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