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Copacabana Beach

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #43 of 480 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Incredible - the beach vibe on the Copa is amazing! the Caipirinha were especially good, but watch out, they pack a punch just after 1 :) As a local resident of Cape Town and with some of the best beaches in the world on my doorstep, I thought it would be tough to beat, but the Copa just trumps those... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best beaches I've ever been to. Lots of room no overcrowding.... The waves are wonderful. Very clean space and the locals are warm and friendly.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I went during the busiest time ever so beach was very crowded. But it's fun and shouldn't be missed. Get yourself a beer, a beach wrap and just relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Copacabana reminds me of Miami beach with the long stretch of sand and high rise buildings. A lovely way to spend a few days relaxing and working on the suntan. People are wandering around selling things- ice cream and souvenirs but once you said 'I'm not interested' they left you alone. I thought that was very good as I've been... More

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Absolutely beautiful! Copacabana is perfect place to relax, the water is wonderful and the sand is surprisingly clean for being so close to a big city. It's also an awesome place to party and hear the sounds of Rio. It was definitely what I enjoyed the most

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Its the dirtiest beach I've seen in my and im from California. Right at the shore, you will she empty bottles and can and litter on the sand all over the place. You'll come across beer and food vendors and they'll come across you and encourage you to buy items. Guys would walk up to the water and freely urinate.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a very nice place to spend from 1-2 hours or the whole day :) you can swim, surf, and there are many souvenirs being sold off the street. There are a lot of cafe's/restaurants along the beach, we had coconut water and fruits. most of these restaurants sell heavily fried/oily food so you might want to look around... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

There is a lot to do...shop, eat, drink, exercise or just relax. Tons of local vendors remember to bargain. The restaurants customer service is poor and very slow. Walking on the board walk is a great way to start the day. Both day and night we felt very safe.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Me and 3 friends stopped right next to the Copacabana beach for a week during the world cup and without doubt it is one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever go to. The sand looked as if it had just came out of a bag and was always kept in top condition as Brazilians worked tirelessly cleaning on... More

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great beach, I walked during the evening on the beach, some great cafes and places to get food along the boardwalk. I look forward to return to Rio, and enjoy the beaches again.

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