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Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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Great beach

Rio is such a lovely city and this is one of the best places of them all. It's a great beach, so long! Felt very safe there and liked walking around. Great for people watching.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rio is such a lovely city and this is one of the best places of them all. It's a great beach, so long! Felt very safe there and liked walking around. Great for people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's beautiful in Rio but don't expect a quiet relaxing beach. It's busy, bustling, traffic behind and lots of people. Soak up the atmosphere and make most of the sun. We were really lucky as March is quite unpredictable they say and wet. The weeks been beautiful. Copacabana is so close to everything so it's a really good base to... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Copacabana is ideally located near restaurants, shopping, hotels and tourist landmarks. I was told many times to be careful to the point I was wondering why I chose to go there. My experience was quite the opposite. Plenty of police presence, typical restaurant and vendor activity for a tourist area. Very friendly people. Be smart too be safe, but don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Copacabana beach is a nice beach to walk along and to soak up the atmosphere. The people watching is great with so many activities going on. The cafes along the strip are good although each cafe appears to be repeated as you continue along. There are street stalls along the footpath and night markets in one section. I went running... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Hi guys, Who remembers the most infamous song Copacabana beach in the 80's. Well true for that era. Today it is quite an ordinary long beach full of people trying to sell food, clothes, jewellery etc. It really lacked the beauty of previous eras and I would recommend a stroll over to Ipanema beach a more striking view of Brazil's... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite beaches so far. The music, the girls, everything is good when your in Copacabana.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Love walking along this wide stretch of sandy beach. The backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain . Lots of cafes along the stretch to enjoy. Tip... Dont walk the beach at night as unsafe

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Joinville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Copacabana is beautiful and clean. His extensive stretch of sand can accommodate all very well. Throughout the coast there are pubs, bathrooms and locker. For those who dont wanna spend much, I recommend the pubs and restaurants in the side streets , are good and with values greater account than in the coast. For Those who like pizza, a good... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with so much happening - beautiful people, food, drink, entertainment, sport, exercise, buskers, dancers, singers, grab a drink and chill out

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Cupertino, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Esp when you have been to Ipanema and other scenic beaches like Grumari, CopaCabana doesn't even come close. It's overcrowded and as a result a bit dirty as well.

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