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Copacabana Beach

Ranked #43 of 494 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Liked the pace and the activity, disliked the dull and damp weather!surprised that there were limited eating places beach side. Very aware of security reserve but at no time felt worried

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am not going into "oh how it's beautiful" because you have images online for that. What I need to tell you is that those kiosks near the sand will charge you premium rates for their drinks, sodas and snacks. If you want to save a few bucks, you might want to consider going to one of the dozens of... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Great Beach!! best one in brazil. Sooooo big! with the recent work done on the beach, you have food, bathrooms, coconuts, all you need! at night all beaches get cleaned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The sand is soft and the beach is long. Plenty of things to do from just sunbathing to grabing food and drink at the beach vendors. Great time.

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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you go to Rio without going to Copacabana, you are not in Rio. Being on this beach is like a dream and you will always remember it as : I was there! Spent an afternoon on my own, had no problems and felt very safe. Just be carefull with the waves and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I heard and read so many things about this famous beach that we could not miss it. Located within the city and easily reachable by public transportation (bus, metro), which is very convenient. I found it decently clean, white sand. Unfortunaltely it was very windy that day so it was not very pleasant sunbathing, and the waves were a little... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is not a glamorous attraction or some fancy place. Just ordinary place were people socialize, drinks beer and caipirinhas, plays beach volley and football, go for surfing, relax and get some sun. No problem if you are not dressed in designers, have your versace towel or hi class sunglasses. European and US beaches are somehow mixed with a night... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Two miles of beach, filled with beautiful people sunning, playing volley ball, futebol (soccer), fute-volley (soccer/volley ball) and paddle ball. Vendors wander the beach, selling drinks, ice cream, beach blankets, souvenirs and assorted foods. Some of the prepared foods, like bolinhas and pastelles, are cooked, and carried in thermal boxes. They seem safe to eat. The vendors of grilled shrimp,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's a bit strange, as I only got to visit Copacabana at night (on more than one occasion) A lively beach full of all sorts of 'characters'. There's a definite party atmosphere, so you're guaranteed to have a good time, as long as you are mindful of your surroundings and stay alert. A lot of robberies happen here, so when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

This beach is lovely but the sea can often be dangerous as there are strong currents that drag you under water. The people here are very nice too but be wary of some of the locals as they will try to exploit you because you are a tourist.

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