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Copacabana Beach

Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch
83%
Ranked #86 of 497 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Dining
Fee: No
Owner description: For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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, restaurants and hotels.
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Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Copacabana beach was like nothing i had ever experienced before.... it was loud, vibrant, colourful, crazy, amazing and also quite sad at times,. My 13yo son and I stayed towards the Leme end of Copacabana and each afternoon we would hang out at the beach, swimming and just taking in the atmosphere. Unlike in Australia, everyone uses beach chairs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Best beach in the world Water is dark and clean People are fantastic...very keep fit nation Drinks and food served everywhere along the shore Neat showered paths on the hot sand to prevent bathers from burning their feet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

After I had visited Copacabana beach, I knew why it always awarded as the most beautiful beach in the world. Relaxing, beautiful scene, not as crowded as Ipanema beach.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This place is often considered the most famous beach in Rio. However, this is also the busiest, and dirtiest beach there. While the beach is quite long and has plenty of room, you will seen tens if not hundreds of thousands of people on weekends filling the beach, leaving hardly any room to really enjoy it. Getting close to the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We liked being at this beach with the surf and sun to our front and the conveniences offered by a large metropolitan centre to our back. Be prepared for crowds of families, groups of tourists, and gaggles of young people. Watch the sunset from the furthest end of the beach with thousands of people who will applaud as the sun... More 

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The temperature was 36 degrees and the beach was covered with umbrellas and chairs. Only about 10% in the water. Beach extremely clean and the water warm. Surprised they allowed glass (bottles and glasses) onto the beach. It was very hot although the locals didn't seem to mind. Some playing soccer and several beach volleyball. Lovely sandy beach with a... More 

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Chandler Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were warned before going to Rio about safety at night on Copacabana Beach. However the entire length of the beach is floodlit and has activities going on until way past midnight. Sport nets and facilities are a permanent fixture and families were using these until late. Restaurants line the street face of the beach and you can sit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Goes on for miles with a promenade all the way with loads of beach bars. Great soft sand, warm and clear water, loads of people watching opportunities. Many Brazilian families there so feels nice and safe.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Some suggestions: This rating if for a private party on New Years, it would vary if I was just on the beach. Long lines for portapoties. Do not wear any jewelry or watches. 4 people on our ship got costume jewelry ripped off their necks. Do not use the ATM in the airport, 2 cruise members had theirs compromised and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It was amazing !! a wonderful beach in the Middle of a big city .. Good people nice ocean ..was perfect and I loved walking from Copacabana up to Ipanema every evening with a lot of people around .Lovely lovely lovely !!

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