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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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Lovely beach

I find this beach always a pleasure to visit, it's clean and there's so much of it! Lots of different things happening on every part, it's really nice to walk along any time of... read more

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I find this beach always a pleasure to visit, it's clean and there's so much of it! Lots of different things happening on every part, it's really nice to walk along any time of the day or night

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On return form Brazil, people will ask you "did you go to Copacabana?" .... so ..... go there! Nice beach, plenty of sand, warm water.... it has it all. Beach sports during the day and night markets during evening. Loads of eating places right on the beach plus toilets etc. It really is the most happening place in Rio.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beach has things to do all around! From the boardwalk, where you can soak up the beach and sit by a cafe, going to the beach, enjoying the street vendors alongside the boardwalk, and enjoying beach sports- you will not be bored! Definitely a must see!

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Mogi das Cruzes, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the most famous beach in Rio but just this, off course it´s beautiful with people from averywhere in the world but all beaches in South Rio are the same like Ipanema and Leblon. We go there just to say " I´ve been to Copacabana beach ", but go anyway sure you will have a good time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being North American I was the person wearing the most fabric at the beach lol. Local swimwear is very scant. The water was fairly warm. There are a lot of tourists here. The food carts are delicious. There are a lot of activities to do at the beach (volleyball, frisbee). We enjoyed the night market 6:30-midnight. Good for souvenirs and... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't take your wallet of cellphone out of your pocket there. Never. The lack of security turned one of the most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio into a super dangerous place. You can't even look at the natural beauty because you're always afraid around there. Besides, the beach is extremely overrated. It's always filthy and full of pigeons that eat the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's a lot of places on this beach where you can enjoy a drink or have an snack, great area to hang out and simple chill with a drink on your hand. Nice view from all the angles.

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White Plains, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even in off season the beach is busy and really a site to see. The sand sculptures are fun, the restaurants and bars are bustling. Enjoyed the soccer-volleyball which is unique. As a tourist you need to be on the ball always.and especially at night. My wife and I were walking back to our hotel and on two evenings had... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Experience is everything. World famous for reasons. Sand is above average. Ocean water is what you would expect. Not many people getting water. Activities are great and constant. Love the little places to eat and drink. Vollleyball is being played everywhere. Lots of vendors and paddlers to sell you stuff. Hotels are a tossed the street and better prices a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Its just so iconic, the sea, the view of mountains, we had heard a few negative things, but the beach was clean and there were police in the near vicinity so we felt safe and had a great time.

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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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