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Copacabana Beach

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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$65*
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch
84%
Ranked #42 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

AMAZING EXPERIENCE ON THE BEACH DURING THE WORLD CUP. Make sure to walk down past the "WORLD BEARS" The view from the end of the walkway is breathtaking. Great pictures Walk in a couple blocks for food. It gets cheaper as you get away from the beach.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

great place for a cold drink, and a dip. Not that many food venues on the beach. Most offer good day time deals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This beach spread 4km wide. The scenery is plain compared to Ipenama. However, it has less people. It has more tourist at Copacabana and there are more locals at Ipenama. If you want less crowd and not concerned about the scenery, sunset etc, you can go to Copacabana. They sell Bikinis for 60 reals in all sorts of design, so... More 

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M-Town
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Marriott Rio de Janerio Beachfront Hotel (which is the middle of all the action). My my my, what a sighting time we had. The people were really really nice. They were even teaching us Portuguese language "well the bad ones"..... Laughing. Be careful walking by yourself at night as well as be careful w/ the professional... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Visited the beach with 2 other friends during carnaval 2014. It's every bit as beautiful as the pictures. Soft white sand and venders selling beer and seafood everywhere. We rented umbrellas and chairs from a little vender for cheap. Well worth it cause the sun rays can be really strong there. Only a couple cons: the shear amount of venders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went there in 2007 Loved the beach and the view of the sugarloaf when you swim but beware of the drowning risk Rio's beach aren't safe if you don't know how to swim I almost drowned myself but still loved everyday spent there.

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The long Copacabana Beach lines the warm rough ocean waters with towering distant cliffs in the distance. Lemme and Ipanema Beaches at either end. The sand gets a bit hot and is coarse, also we had flea bites. The ocean was rough, warm and great for body-surfing, Beautiful mosaic sidewalks separate the beach from the busy street that's lined with... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It seemed to take forever to walk the length of this beach. Luckily there were lots of little cafes and bars along the promenade. Liked the crazy paving and all the items for sale depicting the pattern of the paving stones. We had some nice drinks along the way and were not bothered too much by street sellers.

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Sevagram, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Clean beach. Great crowds. Good food. Don't miss having tender coconut. Lots of beach sports to enjoy. Apply sunscreen on all days

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a great time walking along the famous beach and enjoying the sites. Great food and attractions. great people watching. Be careful with your valuables.

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