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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 today

I know it is very touristy but I just love this beach. Very busy at the weekends but very friendly and felt very safe. Quieter during the week. Very lucky to be here for The Day of The Dead which had a fantastic parade. Make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely sandy beach adjacent to the main highway, but too busy and too crowded for my liking. Great place to people watch from the bars and restaurants that line the edge of the beach, taking in the sights and sounds. Some establishments have live music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Commonly known as the little princess of the sea, Copacabana beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, not only for the natural beauties, but also for the warm people that are frequently there. I love Copacabana.

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

Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful beach, with a beautiful sea in the Atlântic Ocean. There you can find nice restaurants too!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeyMauricio C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach is amazing. Not really great for swimming at this time of year, more of a paddle, but watching the waves crash was incredible. Nice clean sand & plenty of room for everyone. Along the beach there are a number of small bars/cafes which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gemma C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow what a happening place. The activity doesn’t stop. There is so much to experience it is a must do. Very busy on a sunny day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 782marilyna
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked down from our hotel but such a short stay and so hot, no time to sit at front under an umbrella. Portugese wave black and white cobbles all along the front, as are cafes, street sellers, watch cycle path. (not as bad as Amsterdam...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KDTtree
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such an amazing time at copacabana beach. There are restaurants and live music. Dont miss out on the fresh Coconut water

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 590amysea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Copacabana beach is everything you'd expect it to be...a 4 kilometre beach stretch absolutely bustling with everything from vacationers to locals out to have a good time to beach hawkers selling everything from bikinis to local artefacts. The water is clean and the tide (at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ade703
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was here last November attending a Conference, Copacabana beach is really crowded on sundays by Cariocas and tourist aswell, the beach is kindda rough i mean waves and not a nice beach suitable to swim, if you have been in Acapulco,Mexico then that is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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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
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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