We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Copacabana Beach

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 21930116062
Website
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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.

read more
Book ahead on Viator
Recommended
More Info
$37*
and up
Rio de Janeiro Bike Tour: Flamengo Park...
More Info
$116*
and up
Rio de Janeiro Combo Tour: Historical City Sightseeing Walk Plus Food Tour
More Info
$37*
and up
Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8,988 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4497
    Excellent
  • 3109
    Very good
  • 1096
    Average
  • 204
    Poor
  • 82
    Terrible
Nice but not the best beach in Rio

The best beaches in Rio are further south down the cost. Basically the further south the less people and the nicer the beach, beginning with Barra, Recreio, Pontal, Macumba... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Philipmurdoch
,
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Similar Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro

Add Photo Write a Review

8,988 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best beaches in Rio are further south down the cost. Basically the further south the less people and the nicer the beach, beginning with Barra, Recreio, Pontal, Macumba, Prainha, and Gumari.

Helpful?
Thank Philipmurdoch
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked down the beach,hundreds maybe thousand people on the beach. It was late afternoon and still very hot. I decided not to go back to the beach in the evening, but my daughter-in-law said the water was dirty and full of trash. I viewed it from the roof top of our hotel, very lovely from there. This morning my... More 

Helpful?
Thank NanaDianne
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome beach you can enjoy the view lot of people around, very busy beach but not that safety, we were stolen our shoes without notice and in short time but maybe because of the days of Carnavals. Anyway, you have to be carefully with your things, try not to bring thing you do not need. Also lot of things to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mili P
Norton Canes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a famous beach that lives up to its reputation. Crashing waves, beautiful white sand, but very crowded particularly at week ends. The locals seem to use it from early morning and are still playing volleyball till well past dark.

Helpful?
Thank 1949Tony
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rip tides are strong so observe caution if swimming. The waves can be very large breaking on shore so pick your moment of entry. Great walks along the front and very secure.

Helpful?
Thank Mark O
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
421 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cleaner beach than ipanema and seems more popular. Lots of quirky roadside cafes selling smaller meals, beers and coconut water.

Helpful?
Thank ZBH88
London
Level Contributor
105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only there two days, but managed to get our exercise just walking the length of the Beach several times, and watching the interesting assortment of people, somewhat fraught though by repeated warning about pick pockets and other naughties.

Helpful?
Thank President66
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

SO HOT WEATHER in Feb, I only go after dark. Great samba guitarist playing, beautiful beach: nice. Safe, pleasant area around beach. Everyone has to do Copacabana Beach, baby

Helpful?
Thank Pete K
Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of aggressive street vendors and the place is dirty Only plus is the girls. The water is really cold and the waves are really strong.

Helpful?
Thank Mehdi G
Sao Paulo, SP
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Copa is your quintessential Rio experience. Street market (literally in the middle of the street), beach vendors, good restaurants, and sun sun sun.. I gave it 4 out of 5, as the water quality can be a little low sometimes. Usually, the further away from the Fort you are, the better the water quality. I live in Sao Paulo, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeremyw652

Travelers who viewed Copacabana Beach also viewed

 

Been to Copacabana Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Copacabana Beach and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Copacabana Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
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.