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Copacabana Beach

Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Guanabara Bay Cruise with Optional Seafood Lunch
Ranked #44 of 504 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Beaches, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
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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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Campinas, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This beach used to be nice long time ago, nowadays it is much more popular and not so interesting, i`d rather suggest Ipanema, Leblon, Barra.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The beach is very long, comparable to Gold Coast of Australia. We will see lots of people doing many ball games and enjoying sunbath

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Montreal, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great! So much activity. We could see all the vendors and hotel staff setting up in the morning. The men and women jogging, bicycling, skateboarding on the bicycle path. It is a living beach with beautiful sand and interesting people. It is kept clean, many garbage cans, but on the weekend it's not enough. So, at night when there are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I have to be honest and say my expectations were a bit low of the Copacabana Beach - something so famous could not be so good? I was wrong - it is a well managed and maintained beach, good sands with lots of activities going on - it truly has "the buzz" it is famous for. More vibrant - if... More

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

OK, a lot has been written about this beach, but hey, there are a lot better beaches in the world. I guess if you like high rise hotels shading the beach in the afternoon this is the place for you. It has a nice promenade with lots of kiosks and touts trying to rope you in. If one of the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Copacabana is a place you must visit when you are in Rio. The long white beach is beautiful with a long street and hotels next to it and the green hills beyond. The scenery towards the ocean is also beautiful with small islands outside the mainland and big waves coming in. The waves are big so be careful. The beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Runners, volleyball players, football players, swimmers and tanners all have a place to go, it's a great place to relax or get into a game of football. The waves are pretty strong, so be careful and don't go too deep. There are street vendors for food and small souvenirs. The beach is clean but crowded with people, not a quiet... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

The beach and the promenade are A must. A very nice area and the beach looks nicer than Ipanema of Leblon. Also a bit less crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You see everybody with a big smile, beers are served on the streets, girls are not using bra, runners go in their special track, volleyball, soccer, boats, you choose. This is a big paradise.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Copacabana is a really fun place to hang out and enjoy yourself - some of the most fun I've had visiting the beach. Just be sure you know what it is and what it isn't. What it is: -Very nice beach considering its in the middle of the city. -Active!: This is a great place to meet people, people watch,... More

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