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Copacabana Beach

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #45 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Visiting this beach allows great opportunity to watch all the different people around the location. The beach however is totally filled up with sunloungers and umbrellas. I would not go there to relax. We found it very hectic to visit with small children. Also mind you valuables and watch out since a lot of crime i happening here.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The beach is beautiful and well maintained. The passing scene is uncensored and not juried. The athletics are amazing

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A beautiful city beach, albeit a crowded one, especially during the weekends. The water can be quite cold and some days the beach is dirty. Nonetheless, it's one of Rio's postcards and deserves the recognition. Relax, do some people watching, buy stuff from the walking vendors, and get a drink by the boardwalk before taking off.

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Brampton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Copacabana beach is long, deep, and a great place to spend a few hours while in Rio. Beach chairs can be rented for 5 soles - about $1.50 for the day. Lots of vendors there, but I found them not particularly bothersome.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Full of football pitches not as seen in postcards refreshment stalls every forty yards but alas no coffee served

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Redondo Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Fun, touristy beach with pretty views. You can literally show up in a business suit and find all the things you need for a day on the beach from the vendors walking around. They sell bikinis, beach wraps/towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, beer, food, chairs.....pretty much anything you need for a day on the beach.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

So many people said we were silly going to Rio in Winter, but it was perfect! Barraca de Severo took care of every need we had for refreshments, best caipirinhas ever!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It is not pricy at all, be aware of your surroundings and walk around! There is thousand of small restaurants cafés and bars to choose from, we rented a apartment a block from the beach for 100 dollars a day! Way cheaper than most hotels. Beach is clean and water is a bit chilly. U can pretty much do everything... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I can see why so many people would like this beach... But being from NZ I'm used to beautiful, relaxing, peaceful, clean beaches so in my eyes Rio's beaches can't compare. Just not a fan of the crowds, the built-up surroundings, the people that hassle you to buy stuff... But most of all the sand to me is weird lol...... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The long beach and the street alongside with various hotels and cafes is crowded almost at all times, during the day with beachfans and during the night with strollers. There are always waves in the sea and despite mid summer the water is cool.

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