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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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$65*
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch

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How could you go to Rio and not come to this beach. The beach is very good but ti more to see how the locals spend their time at the beach - and all the sand sculptures etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

How could you go to Rio and not come to this beach. The beach is very good but ti more to see how the locals spend their time at the beach - and all the sand sculptures etc.. And of course there are the many expensive hotels overlooking the beach - a mix of the locals of Rio on the... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

So this place lives up to it's reputation. It is definitely a tourist beach, but there are plenty of attractive locals as well. Be aware that food and souvenir vendors will hound you shamelessly.

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Kingston, Jamaica
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Copacabana Beach is not the cleanest I have seen and the water is a bit dirty but the place is great for meeting friends and having a night out. Many bring food and drinks and in the evening there is street vendors. You can buy flipflops and other beach gear at good prices.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We lived right next to Copacabana, and enjoyed it a looooot! Fun place, a lot of things to do.Buut as a beach i liked more Barra da Tijuca

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It´s the most famous beach of Brasil. Lot´s of tourist, many poor people and be careful with the pickpockets. It´s a place to see and go !!

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Rio de Janeiro
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Copacabana is a tourist reference, worldwide. Its carefuly designed sidewalks, built in labour-itensive wavy black and white cobblestones, is a true trademark of Rio de Janeiro. The famous 4km sand beach stretches from Leme to Ipanema. Copacabana had its golden era in the 1940's to 1950's, being a frequent theme for famous songs from Bossa Nova to Rock to classic... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A long stretch ( 3 km total ) from Leme to the other end of Copacabana is as good as it gets for walking/jogging and people watching. The city of Rio has done a great job in keeping it clean while improving facilities. Be careful in the night ( after 10 pm ) while walking as some streetwalkers will hustle... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This beach is so lively! There are soccer matches and people walking around. On Sundays the main street in front of the beach is closed to traffic and people can walk and bike in the street. There is also a two way bike lane that is heavily. There are decent restaurants and bars that are located along the beach. Quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Nice view, nice walking/ride for sure. But do not commit the huge mistake of sitting in any of those bars alongside the beach sidewalk. After about 2-3 minutes that you are sitting there, you will be approached by beggars every 3 minutes. Beggars of all kinds. It´s a never ending thing. And the peopls from the bar (waiters and even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

this is teh epitome of Rio de Janeiro and while there are less shops than on the Ipanema Beach, it has more grandeur.

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