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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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Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011, Brazil
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Reviewed today

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 today

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 today

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 today

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 2 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 3 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
Thank chrismN1900XY
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its a nice beach! People told me to be careful for muggers yet everything was fine. There are many sellers so just say no thank you and move on! Night time is better!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 623stephaniep
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a nice beach with a good panoramic view, but very noisy. It is not for taking a nap, or reading a good book. Many people selling from corn to shrimps, from hats to clothes, from caipirinha to beers. The good thing are near...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jaespinb
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the most famous beaches in the world. Very large beach with thousands of locals enjoying themselves every day. The water is warm and the surf very active which makes for a fun time. Football is all the rage. Never seen so many thongs!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ray P
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you would like to be on most crowded beach with lot of action, Copacabana is right place for you. Otherwise, Ipanema is better.

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).