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Copacabana Beach

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock...

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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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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$20.00*
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill
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Private City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

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December vacation

This was absolutely brilliant. One gets to soak in the Brazil beach culture to the fullest. Access to the shops and cafes, train stations and buss stops is nearby. The locals a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was absolutely brilliant. One gets to soak in the Brazil beach culture to the fullest. Access to the shops and cafes, train stations and buss stops is nearby. The locals a extremely friendly and helpful. Advice is to listen to their warnings about pick pocketing and always keep your valuables concealed. Advice is to always download the cab app... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and stay in Copacabana. Walked for hours up and down the beach, sitting in a beach bar enjoying a cold drink.

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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we spent a couple of days on this beach recharging our batteries and trying our best not to get sunburned - which is not easy feat in that environment! It is a family oriented beach that is just enormous. Expect vendors to stop by your chair about every 30 seconds - the only downside of the beach!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The area of Rio that borders on the Atlantic ocean is famous for its beaches. There are three -- this one with a wavy sidewalk, Ipanema, and Leblon. All are beautiful. All are pricey -- when you think homes/apartments think milliones of Reales. Some nice hotels along these beaches.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the beach on a tour from Princess cruises and I truly wish I could have laid on that beach. It's absolutely breathtaking but I did get to dip my feet in the sand. I would like to go back and spend some time there

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reviewed Ipanema, liked it better as less used by locals, boardwalk very busy, zippered pockets a must, our apartment was one block away, very busy on Saturday and Sunday and stalls open. Folks on the boardwalk 24 hours a day, eating, sleeping, walking, drinking, all kinds of police, "life guard" stations here and Ipanema [6 on each beach during the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach . I think we came here mostly for the famois name. We first saw this from Sugarloaf,...an incredible view of it from there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

try the another beach because the amount of people trying to get you to buy stuff is crazy and by the end of your stay you start screaming at them lol

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great beach. Ocean was very warm, although as always with big waves. It is possible to rent chairs and umbrellas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very popular central beach in the Rio. Weekends packed with locals and families. Famous sidewalk with typical Portuguese ornament. Feels good to have a walk after the day on the beach.

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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.
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