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Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to relax this is not the beach to do it at! It’s crowded and heaving with people, you have to rent a chair and umbrella. However, it’s a great place to be a part of the action and watch how Cariocas go...More

Thank GaramKaur
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As the title would suggest, the 31st Dec NY celebration at Copagabana is one of the most unique and exhilarating experiences!! All locals dress in white and cruise ships come right close to the shore! Only advise would be to prebook a restaurant at the...More

Thank Apoorva Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed there for about 3 weeks last year. It is usually very busy, especially with sunshine and on weekends. The beach is nice and clean but vendors are everywhere all the time. If you manage not to see one for 30 seconds, you are lucky.

Thank Youri C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The best beach in Rio. So wide and with options for everyone, sporting, sunbaking and swimming. Great little cafes on the edges of the Boulevard. Street Venders have some interesting items too.

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful beautiful beach if busier than some others such as Ipanema. Lovely white sand and blue sea. Sea can be very rough so take care if swimming. Lots of places to eat and drink on edge of beach, mainly take local currency, no cards or...More

Thank Karen798
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach is How To Make Money! It's not just a few km of sand but also a business place! Bar, restaurants, sports, clothing stores... everything you need is here, in 1 street! My suggestion is to walk there on Sunday where all the people...More

Thank Davi85Travel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Finer and whiter sand in the Mediterranean but watching the people on the beach - lots of thongs! - is great fun.

Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here, it’s a great place to people watch. There are numerous beach side cafe/restaurants serving meals, snacks & drinks at reasonable prices . There are also lots of stalls & people selling food and drinks too on the beach -...More

Thank SAB5859
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a really good beach. During the day you can enjoy the sea and have a coconut water by. Beautiful view and lots of tourists, if you want to connect to other cultures. Also great to go ant the sunset and be inspired by...More

Thank Ivan P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely beach, great for swimming, beach volleyball, sunbathing! Nice waves for surfers. Must be careful of currents while swimming though. Nice restaurants and bars on beachfront. Big long prommenade good for walking or jigging. Busiest of the Rio Beaches. In my opinion I'd recommend Ipanema...More

Thank EK2211
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
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November 4, 2016|
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Response from Paola H | Reviewed this property |
U recommended you go to breakfast @ Copacabana Palace if you book in advance is very busy there! New year go to Barra da Tijuca is more safe and less busy there!!! Enjoy your holiday! 🙏😘☀️
Jessica N
June 26, 2016|
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Response from Dazir | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April. Didn't see or hear concern. No mosquitoes. Nothing.
Philip A
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Ladybug0506 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The water is safe from a health perspective, but be aware that the sea is rough, with strong waves and tides. It gets deep abruptly, so you have to be alert. Enjoy also a nice walk on the famous sidewalk, have a... More