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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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wavy sidewalks

The beach is beautiful and not that crowded, considering how many people are around. The sidewalks are interesting with many different designs of pavers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The beach is beautiful and not that crowded, considering how many people are around. The sidewalks are interesting with many different designs of pavers.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Look... can it be dangerous around the area... sure. But this review is about the beach!!! Oh... That view with all the mountains in the background and the sand and the warm water ugh SO wonderful <3 I LOVED IT I truly can not express how much. Also there are little shops along the beach where you can grab a... More 

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St. Marys, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a day at this fabulous beach. Most beautiful sandy beach with soft waves coming in. Rented chairs from Suzy and enjoyed relaxing in the wonderful place.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A nice beach but not one to go nuts over other than the hype about it. The "strip" of the beqachd, the road and the hotels overlooking the beach are about it. One or 2 blocks in and the neighberhood becomes very iffy.

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Lambersart, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took the metro to go to the beach from the town center. It was huge and then we walk around and this is a Nice place !!!We recommend and we should come back ! !!

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A famous beach but I personally found it overrated. Beware of pick-pockets and used needles hidden in the sand. It's only a place to mention that one has been there but potentially dangerous, so be careful!

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Pendleton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What is not to love about this beach? Everything was insanely beautiful, and there are some AWESOME restaurants and bars in the area. I strongly recommend grabbing a beer (Skoal Pilsen) and sitting on the beach to watch the sunset..there are very few things more relaxing.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a glorious long beach with perfect sand but beware some of the locals. We had been walking on the pavement for just 5 minutes when they attempted to scam my husband with the mustard on the shoe trick. We walked on and didn't stop but my son turned around to the guy who had perpetrated the scam by... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had heard such bad things about copacabana beach and how unsafe it was. We spent one afternoon here and it seems a little more upmarket in terms of the street shops/bars then Ipanema and safe. Was nice to go and see, views and sunset from Ipanema still can not be bet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There are prettier beaches out their, certainly quieter and more tranquil ones, and ones with better swimming too. But few beaches can boast as much to offer as Copacabana. Food aplenty, beers whenever you want them, you can play football, volleyball and footvolley. The views are pretty good as well to be honest, and all within a short walk of... More 

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Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana

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