Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro: Hours, Address, Copacabana Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Copacabana Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighborhood: Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
How to get there
  • Siqueira Campos • 10 min walk
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rafael r
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Friends
Rio de Janeiro is wonderful, the weather is very nice and warm, but with a lot of wind. the beaches are beautiful and the water is very cold and the food is very good. I highly recommend drinking coconut water from there, it is very cold and cheap.
Written May 6, 2021
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
May 2019
Copacabana is undoubtedly the most famous beach in Rio, and for that reason you must check it out. It is crazily busy and there is much to do in terms of food and drink, sports and general beach activities. If you fancy a quieter beach but with a similar atmosphere then I highly recommend you visit Ipanema beach. Copacabana is very close to the downtown area and you can walk along the coast to access it, or get an Uber from the centre for a few dollars. The beach is in pristine condition and is on an immense scale. The views of the skyline of Rio and the mountains are just breathtaking.
Written January 7, 2020
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Laurel D
Denver34 contributions
Mar 2020
We stayed in a hotel right on the beach, and enjoyed being able to walk across the street to enjoy the sand and surf. The beach chairs and umbrellas are inexpensive to rent, and vendors will walk by you with their wares throughout the day. The surf can be heavy with a strong undertow, and the lifeguards will be alert if you wade out too far in the rougher surf. Additionally, there is a paved running/biking trail along the edge of the beach that is always full of people getting exercise. Be sure to look both ways before crossing! The white sand, volleyball courts, and plentiful bars and restaurants along the beach can entertain you for days.
Written March 21, 2020
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m4ttieh
London, United Kingdom341 contributions
May 2022
Leave your valuables at the hotel and put on your happy face and politely say "no" to all the pushy street traders and hawkers who lets be fair are only trying to make a living.

Enjoy the atmosphere as you walk along the board walks but be prepared to pay a lot for a beer at one of the bars on the beach itself.
Don't bother going in the water , it's pretty rough and better suited to surfing rather than swimming and probably has a poor water quality anyway . Just sit on the soft white sand enjoy the view and the noise of the breakers on the beach and the music from the bars.

It certainly is worth a trip and lives up to its hype as one of the most famous beaches in the world, Its even reasonably safe at night due to the flood lights on the sand, just avoid the crowds if you are nervous and don't speak , the hawkers will hone in on the tourists.

The only really down side are that the locals dont take their trash home with them so litter on the beach can be a problem.

Also if you must take a picture of the sand sculptures, remember to give these guys a small donation, they have spent all day creating their art and could otherwise be doing something more dodgy. Dont be surprised if they give you the verbals if you want a photo but dont want to put your hand in your pocket. Looking is free but if you want a picture dont be a cheap skate!
Written May 30, 2022
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Patricia L
Belfast, UK135 contributions
Jan 2020
Although this beach looks beautiful I would recommend looking at it from a distance. Certainly do not venture into the beach after 5pm you will be looking for trouble. Both myself and wife were attacked on the beach at around 6pm whilst other people were still on the beach. Fortunately the attackers ran off without getting anything as they were not prepared for a struggle which I would NOT recommend but sometimes when you are surprised you react differently.
Written February 3, 2020
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Damien H
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We visited Copacabana Beach on our first night in Rio, after a long flight from Australia. Checked into our hotel and headed straight there for a look, a feed and a drink. Stretching some 4kms on the south side of Rio, there is beach, drinks and food as far as the eye can see, and lots of people with very little on. There first thing I noticed was the people, very multicultural and all mixing, plus the fitness enthusiasts making the most of the running lane on the road and the gym equipment every 200 or 300 metres. There are venues all along the strip with live music, food and drinks and we say and admired people, the view and enjoyed our time there.
It can be a bit of a tourist trap though as prices are high on the beach, but if you head to a side street they are half the price.
Written January 29, 2020
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Lovin' it on Phuket
1,258 contributions
Nov 2020
I expected more from a beach that has a name known world wide. It really is just a long strip of sand littered with vendors and crap. Ipanema is much nicer, Urca was great in comparison. The water at Copacabana is freezing and the surf is high. As someone who has visited many many beaches in the world I would say this one is not one of my top 10. I visited it to say I went there and I never went back after. I do not recommend visiting Copacabana beach aside from being able to say you visited Copacabana beach.
Written December 31, 2020
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kdeli
Agia Paraskevi, Greece1,634 contributions
Nov 2019
The most known place of Rio De Janeiro, and one of the most known beaches in the world, is the Copacabana. It is a very long beach, about 4 Km. Too many people in the sandy beach, but not in the sea. It is not so clean and not calm. Almost impossible for swim safety. There are people plaing sand games. There are clean kiosks served food and drinks but the price are not low. It is nice to walk up and down, in sidewalk during afternoon, where the small shopkeeper tries to sell his stock (clothes,bags,suvenirs..).
At night in the kiosks there are groups (musicians) playing traditional music, and if you want you can dance. It was fun.
Written January 28, 2020
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Ray Blinde
2 contributions
Feb 2020
Rain limited our enjoyment but we had a window view of the setting from high up in the Cocoabana Hilton and scene was beautiful....particularly on the hours we had some blue sky, and at night. The lounge on the top floor even gave us a picture of Christ the Redeemer in a cloud setting
Written February 15, 2020
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Alan S
North Hampton, NH18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
The beach is enormous and provide for a nice walk end to end either on the sand or on the sidewalk which is lined with vendors, bars and restaurants on each side of the walkway. There are some craft shops as well with some good finds. Most of all, it was safe to stroll along the beach with no one to bother you. If you’re lucky the sun will be up then the beach can be crowded. Overall it a nice pleasant beach to just chill and enjoy a cold beer...
Written February 18, 2020
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