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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 488 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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Paris
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It is really one of the most beautiful beach I've seen but if you want to get a tan quietly than I would suggest you to go to Leblon. However, it's a must-visit place in Rio because simply seeing the crowd and their closely placed parasols is a scene! :)

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Copacabana is a nice beach but with the World Cup (it was a fan fest site) it was even more crowded than usual. Rent a chair, sip a caipriniha and enjoy the sight! And yes be very vigilant about your belongings (my phone almost got stolen from right in front of my eyes).

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Copacabana Beach is free like all other beaches in Rio. Food and drink is available on the beach and there is a wealth of restaurants and shopping inland.

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Copacabana Beach is way better than Ipanema Beach, there are more restaurants, Hotels, and shops to choice from, Cops are everywhere that does a lot of surveillance for beach goers safety as well, there are underground public bathrooms and lockers everywhere but you have to pay 2 Reais to use it, the sand is more finer and feels good, the... More

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Spent 5 days in Rio recently. We were impressed by the beach, the people and how clean it was. There is a real effort to keep this clean and there are plenty of police about. Kind thing like anywhere in a busy place keep your valuables close in fact leave them in the hotel and only take out what you... More

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East Northport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Amazing beach with beautiful mountain views, lots of vendors and sand sculptures to view. Bathroom facilities are plentiful as are lots of places to get food and have a drink. The walkway along the beach is endless and you can walk for miles enjoying the scenery. Loved this beach!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Copacabana is the most beautiful beach we have ever seen. The white sands felt wonderful under our feet. And the best thing about this beach, we could drink coconut water and we also found a place very close to the beach that sell this huge sweet watermelons that you can enjoy on the beach. If you have the opportunity to... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The most generous beach in Rio with its wide sand bank, and tranquil waters. In Rio you don't have to get off your beach chair to request service, just raise your hands. Fresh coconuts, chilled beer, caipirinhas, popsicles... Mind your litter as now there are heavy fines, and being a tourist is not an excuse. Beaches in Rio are crowded... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I went during the world cup. The beautiful strip was covered with campers and squatters for those hoping to save on accommodation. I walked the entire beach and found it very busy compared to the rest of the neighbouring beaches. It was my least favourite.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I loved this beach - day and night it was buzzing. You could buy almost anything from the beach hawkers who were very entertaining. It's everything one can imagine and more. I don't think I read more than a few pages of my book on any day, as there was so much going on. Peaceful it ain't! It's fantastic lounging... More

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