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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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Love Copacabana at Night

My wife and I for some reason never made it to Copa in the daytime. We were always messing around and neither of us really like to swim. However nighttime was incredible. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I for some reason never made it to Copa in the daytime. We were always messing around and neither of us really like to swim. However nighttime was incredible. We loved walking the boardwalk and just enjoying the awesome night air, people watching and doing our best to have a bite to eat. The only problem we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stayed two nights in Copacabana and although it was iconic and nice, you really don't feel too safe- especially at night. The hotel we stayed at provided beach chairs, which was great, but there are so many people there bothering you trying to sell you stuff that it takes away from the enjoyment. Go and have a beer at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I am not a beach person, however I know a lot of beaches around the world. The beach of Copacabana is not near the best beach I have been. However is emblematic and interesting, so you should go. I went alone and just walk the beach from one end to the other. Have some Caipirinhas and enter in the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I've never seen such a clean and great beach ever. The beach is miles long and is always lively and happening. Some hotels such as Windsor Atlantica even provide free chairs and umbrellas to the guests at the beach. Must visit. It looks lovely at night also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

So I must admit, Rio is one of my favorite places on the planet. Beach and the very urban life style are my idea of heaven on earth. I burn easily so being there in the middle of the summer, in full sun, is not really possible. April is just right for the beach. A bit of sun, a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a beach, so vibrant with beach sellers and musicians adding to the great atmosphere. Sand is wonderful though the ocean is quite rough!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It was good to see and walk the whole length. Lots to see, good view and friendly people. Well worth checking out great for a couple or as a group of friends.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I found this beach to be average enough (there's nothing particularly special about it comparing with other Rio beaches) and it is FULL of thieves. I had my bag stolen by someone posing as an ice-cream vendor. Luckily I wasn't stupid enough to put leave credit cards or my phone in it. I heard several similar anecdotes when I went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The beach is pretty perfect .. there are hose pipes with small holes leading to the sea, which mean the sand is damp and easier to walk on but quite frankly board walks would be much better ... it is a hard slog walking to the water .. the hose pipes end in showers .. wonderful. The kiosks are handy,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The best about this beach is the view of it from across the citys higher places. When in Rio of course you have to take a stroll down Copacabana to watch the happening, but it is nothing special. There are several others city beaches around the world that have so much more to offer.

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