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Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining
Description: 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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Very large and beautiful beach, very little surf as opposed to Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Copacabana beach is on the bay. Copacabana beach also faces more easterly and loses... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited both Copa and Ipanema on the same trip. This beach was far too crowded and therefore not as pleasant as Ipanema. That said, we wanted to see it and were glad we did. There are plenty of food / beverage outlets available, but at a premium!

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very large and beautiful beach, very little surf as opposed to Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Copacabana beach is on the bay. Copacabana beach also faces more easterly and loses the afternoon sun. Nice view of sugarloaf from Copacabana Beach

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Cavan, Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We just walked the beach every evening and enjoyed the sunsets. We don't do lying on the beach at all. Waves seem quite powerful so not sure how suitable it is for swimming The variety of sports being played along the beach abd the amazing sand art/sculptures give you entry to see. Lots of people selling their wares. Market further... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the world's best beaches even in the dead of winter (August) People watching is a great sport here. Leave your valuables in the hotel and have a great time.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I travel to Brazil at least twice a year. Copacabana is safe, beautiful, and friendly. The beach is incredible.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As every times RIOS is great. Nice beach, sun and rest days. Copacabana is Rio. Now is more safe than the past, but you need take care with your values

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Copacabana Beach is a great beach to walk on, for a bit of exercise, to people watch and to admire the fab waves and view of Sugarloaf Mountain. You see some very interesting sights on the beach!! If you're fancying a bite to eat or drink as you're walking by there are loads of places on the promenade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Ideal for relaxing with opportunities of renting chairs, parasol and buying juices and cocktails. The sidewalk has a distinctive and nice pattern on the pavement. The beach has the finest sand I have walked on. The view of the bay is also very nice. A tip place to relax and enjoy the sun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Been to churascaria steak hous called carretao...expensive but satisfactory...recommended by a local cab driver...

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wallington surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed walking along the beach each evening taking in the views. You see some sights on the beach, not all of them I would want to see again! Sunbathing on the beach was interesting, every two minutes someone was trying to sell us something but there didn't harass us.

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