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Copacabana Beach

Open Now: 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 2 days ago

Lovely sandy beach, can get very crowded but what a spot. Lots of beach sellers, I counted 25 different items for sale.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chrissie-medway
Reviewed 2 days ago

Long stretch of clean beaches with string of restaurants serving caipirinhas, beer and meals or snacks. You can hire beach chairs and umbrellas from dozens of vendors and they will take care of whatever you fancy to eat or drink while you relax in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShaunA684
Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly I need to say that we live in southern Spain so for us the famous copacabana beach was a disappointment,we have much more beautiful breaches here.We spent 1 week in Rio for the Carnival and visited the beach a couple of times.We didnt feel...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jomac151
Reviewed 3 days ago

We disembarked our cruise ship at Rio port,disappointed to discover Copacobana beach was 14 km away,and to be taken advantage of by a less than ethical taxi driver.Charged 200 pesos to get to Copacobana.But be warned,it was Carnival week,millions of locals and tourists converging ,it's...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the most beautiful and popular beach in Rio. It is so long that it does not feel crowded and that one cannot walk the entire length, especially when the temperature is 95 degrees F.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank entropy71
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed in a hotel on Copacabana. The beach was lovely as you would expect, soft sand and crashing waves. Much safer than we had imagined, we were approached by vendors, but never hassled at all!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank toby187
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a swim in the sea and sand in the toes, we didn't have the best of weather - hot but showery for our visit but still a great place, The beach bars are fine as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank O3201RZpaulc
Reviewed 3 days ago

I stayed at Copacabana Beach, closer to Leme, which is one block off, and is defineity nicer than Impanema. It it was quieter, cleaner, and more upscale adults. If you are looking for a social, party theme then Impanema is your beach. If you are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CinthiaR
Reviewed 5 days ago

A good place to take a walk and many shops and restaurants on the street, One can also take a swim on a good hot day. Lots of people and generally found the se people to be freindly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GirishMjoshi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of vendors. Beautiful scenery. It is what you expect. Cheap chairs and umbrellas. TripAdvisor requires more and that sucks

Date of experience: March 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).