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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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US$ 85.50*
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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro
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US$ 44.47*
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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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US$ 20.00*
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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Midnight on the beach New Year's Eve

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... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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bolton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was absolutely brilliant. One gets to soak in the Brazil beach culture to the fullest. Access to the shops and cafes, train stations and buss stops is nearby. The locals a extremely friendly and helpful. Advice is to listen to their warnings about pick pocketing and always keep your valuables concealed. Advice is to always download the cab app... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and stay in Copacabana. Walked for hours up and down the beach, sitting in a beach bar enjoying a cold drink.

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we spent a couple of days on this beach recharging our batteries and trying our best not to get sunburned - which is not easy feat in that environment! It is a family oriented beach that is just enormous. Expect vendors to stop by your chair about every 30 seconds - the only downside of the beach!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area of Rio that borders on the Atlantic ocean is famous for its beaches. There are three -- this one with a wavy sidewalk, Ipanema, and Leblon. All are beautiful. All are pricey -- when you think homes/apartments think milliones of Reales. Some nice hotels along these beaches.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the beach on a tour from Princess cruises and I truly wish I could have laid on that beach. It's absolutely breathtaking but I did get to dip my feet in the sand. I would like to go back and spend some time there

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reviewed Ipanema, liked it better as less used by locals, boardwalk very busy, zippered pockets a must, our apartment was one block away, very busy on Saturday and Sunday and stalls open. Folks on the boardwalk 24 hours a day, eating, sleeping, walking, drinking, all kinds of police, "life guard" stations here and Ipanema [6 on each beach during the... More 

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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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