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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 47.55*
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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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Copacabana: beach: one day you need to live.

The water is very cold, the waves can be very strong. You should not go to the sea alone .. If you do not know the beach of copacabana. You can not be foolish. But protect... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
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Maceio, AL
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Maceio, AL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The water is very cold, the waves can be very strong. You should not go to the sea alone .. If you do not know the beach of copacabana. You can not be foolish. But protect yourself from the heat and the sun. If you do not know how to swim, do not try to do what you don't know,... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is the most known beach in rio, the most tourist the most active and the most hotels and restaurants. you will find good food good buys and great beach. very crowded so you have to be careful with your belongings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coastline goes on for miles with beach bars at every step, very refreshing but get pestered alot by the beach sellers but just politely say no & eventually they go away. A must see to recharge & very romantic especially on a hot day.

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Thank Tim G
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Blown away by this magical place, loved it. Exciting, thrilling, buzzing place not to miss. Enjoy the local vendors and soak up the wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank Cynthia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent beach with a lot of activities. Local pubs at the beach spoil you by taking your order and bring your drinks to the chair. Nice swimming beach

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky to read lots of reviews about safety in Rio and on Copacabana particularly. We remembered to leave all valuables at home, but unfortunately forgot about my partner's gold chain. It got ripped off his neck within 30 seconds of walking on the beach. That was Day 1. Day 2, a friend of ours messaged us saying that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most civilised New Years Eve events I have been to. Beats New York ball drop, Funchal Harbour, Portugal fire works, Shanghai, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa. Weather is good, people pleasant and well behaved, plenty of space, great fireworks and a relaxed warm atmosphere. Recommend everyone do it once in their lives. Downside is hotels on the beach... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking along this beautiful promenade 11 am hand in hand with my husband i was mugged by a young man who walked past me and then grabbed my necklace and neck from behind me. Yanking on the chain he almost choked me and scratched my neck and shoulder. Fortunately I screamed and caught the chain. He didnt run off but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes, it is nice with a beach in the city. And of course if you like your beach overcrowded with people and vendors, this is it. And if you like a lot of body focused people showing off, this is the place. But as a nice beach, not better than most. I think it is overrated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an absolute delight. Ladies will feel out of place on a one-piece. Here the cloth to skin ratio is small, very small. But beware, there is a fearsome undertow near the edge of the sea. Children should be accompanied

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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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