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Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (149 reviews)
“clean beach” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, bring some cash in local currency, as many places do not accept credit card or USD. There are a few money changers along the beaches with better exchange rate than at the airport. It's a very pleasant walk from Copacabana to Ipanema and to...More

1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I come from pure white sand beaches, so their beaches can't measure up to ours, A lot of thong bathing suits on any kind of body. A lot of people enjoying a good day.

Thank LARVTravlr
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the liveliest beach in Rio de Janiro. Beach sports, sand castles & sculptures, water sports...you name it. This stretch of very long beach is one of the main attractions in Rio. Just one block across the road from the beach, you can find...More

1  Thank Panda J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Copacabana is a beautiful beach with plenty to amuse you - sunning yourself, playing int he water, swimming, surfing, having food/drink. The sand looks clean and the beach is maintained. Be aware of the thieves though - one tactic they use (and they tried this...More

1  Thank Tony R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's always something going on here and things to see - sand castles, volleyball, swimming! If you don't come here what's the point in going to Rio?

1  Thank Sharpy1212
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the beach for a short visit. Lot of young Brazilians exersizing and playing volly-soccer..fun to watch. Water was beautiful, lots of breaking waves, but cold..

Thank diane4art
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was here a lot over my stay in Rio and loved this beach. Always something going on like live music and lots of little markets. The beach is crawling with people selling delicious caipirinhas for next to nothing so its always a good day. Its...More

1  Thank Feyne J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm a first timer on the Copacabana but am very impressed. A long and beautiful beach complimented by beautiful people, both young and old. The weekend exclusion of traffic on the beach front adds to the amenity of the area, allowing Rio de Janeiro to...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, beautiful. The path is a must to walk. Vendors offer variety. The sand is SOFT and clean. Everyday the truck comes thru and cleans. Very romantic and safe!

Thank Traveler_DD11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Copacabana Beach, safe, clean... always FUN around here. I would recommended to stay in one of those many hotels around , view is AMAZING when you wake up .

Thank Jehnson J
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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Nearby Attractions
Copacabana Fair
301 reviews
.05 km away
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.00 km away
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Hello my partner and I are staying close to Copacabana beach for Christmas and New Year and wanted to know what entertain there is on Christmas day and New Years Eve on the beach and surrounding area? Thanks Marc
5 November 2016|
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Response from Mellie V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc, I know that they do celebrate Christmas with gifts, trees and family. It is summer at that time so i guess that there will be lot's of stuff to do around there. There are a lot of restaurants, cafe's and bars but i... More
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Jessica N
We are traveling to Copacabana this weekend coming up and with the whole "Zika" virus going around is it still safe to come and what do we need to be prepared for?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazir | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April. Didn't see or hear concern. No mosquitoes. Nothing.
Philip A
Hi, I'm planning to go to Rio next February, and wanted to go for a swim in Copacabana beach. Is the beach water safe, I heard mixed things, some say you can catch a virus if you go in the water and Some say its clean. What is it? I think maybe the locals don't catch anything as they are use to it. But tourists can catch things. Not sure?
2 May 2016|
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Response from Ladybug0506 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The water is safe from a health perspective, but be aware that the sea is rough, with strong waves and tides. It gets deep abruptly, so you have to be alert. Enjoy also a nice walk on the famous sidewalk, have a... More