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Copacabana Beach

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #44 of 489 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bodies of Water, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches
Activities: Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock each year to this lively, world-famous beach lined with shops, bars,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lyon, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

If you go to Rio without going to Copacabana, you are not in Rio. Being on this beach is like a dream and you will always remember it as : I was there! Spent an afternoon on my own, had no problems and felt very safe. Just be carefull with the waves and enjoy.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I heard and read so many things about this famous beach that we could not miss it. Located within the city and easily reachable by public transportation (bus, metro), which is very convenient. I found it decently clean, white sand. Unfortunaltely it was very windy that day so it was not very pleasant sunbathing, and the waves were a little... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is not a glamorous attraction or some fancy place. Just ordinary place were people socialize, drinks beer and caipirinhas, plays beach volley and football, go for surfing, relax and get some sun. No problem if you are not dressed in designers, have your versace towel or hi class sunglasses. European and US beaches are somehow mixed with a night... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It's a bit strange, as I only got to visit Copacabana at night (on more than one occasion) A lively beach full of all sorts of 'characters'. There's a definite party atmosphere, so you're guaranteed to have a good time, as long as you are mindful of your surroundings and stay alert. A lot of robberies happen here, so when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

This beach is lovely but the sea can often be dangerous as there are strong currents that drag you under water. The people here are very nice too but be wary of some of the locals as they will try to exploit you because you are a tourist.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This iconic beach is a must visit when in Rio, or else you haven't been to Rio. The sand is lovely, although it can be very windy and the waves are rough...beware. Still it's lovely to have a sunbathe there and you don't have to wear the skimpiest bikini to be on Copacabana!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First of all, we're not massive beach lovers so if you are, you will probably love Copacabana beach! It's huge, both lengthways and width of the actual sand area. The beach seemed very clean and had some stalls (we visited in September, so it will be much more bustling in high season). There are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants along... More

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South Jordan, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a very beautiful beach. The sand is very fine grains - not like other beaches I've been to in the world. We love this place.

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Hong KOng
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This Is a wonderful beach. Please be aware at all times, as I was coming off the beach somebody literally snatched my necklace off my neck it was over in seconds. Leave all your jewellery at home and just take a little cash.

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Kalyani, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Its the most awesome beach that I visited & I have travelled all over the world. Copacabana beach is really unique in a way, starting from the walkway stretching to about 5 km, the small units of gym supports that you have, the beach soccar, the beach vollyball & at times surfing. The plenty small eateries that you have are... More

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