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Address: Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 21930116062
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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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Ok it's not a 'chic' as Ipanema but in some ways that's what makes it great. It attracts all types of people, families, rich, poor, young, older people, gays and straights. Just... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok it's not a 'chic' as Ipanema but in some ways that's what makes it great. It attracts all types of people, families, rich, poor, young, older people, gays and straights. Just seems to have less of the 'attitude' and be more 'relaxed' than Ipanema beach, its neighbour.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Rio for the Olympics, we stayed just blocks from Copacabana and visited it a few times. The beach is clean, and lively. You can rent chairs and umbrellas, there are drink stands everywhere service Caipirinhas, cold cervejas, and fresh coconuts. There are also local vendors that set-up on the boardwalk and roam the beaches. When visiting the beach,... More 

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Mexico
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oh my god, during the Olympics this was THE place!!! Everyone partying, people playing volleyball, restaurants, cafés, lots of cute stuff to buy! I was here always at night and I enjoyed way better thant during daytime since street vendors are all over you on the beach during the day! I always felt very safe and the shuttle bus that... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very glad to have been here, amazing beach, very big and busy on the weekend. There's a high level of crime here, we didn't see any but felt on edge not ever getting money or phones out. The water quality is very poor, lots of micro poo! Also, would have been nice to not have so many people trying to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach. Sand quality is great. Clean beach. Currents can be very strong to the point of being dangerous. Good for surfing. Excellent little restaurants beside the beach.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The road all the way from Ipanema to Copa Cabana is closed on Sunday mornings. The crowds of families with kids, runners, bikes, and walkers all come out to enjoy the great weather and the beautiful beach. The water is cool, but easy enough to get used too. The sand is soft and the water is refreshing. There are vendors... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During the Olympics the hawkers were plentiful, as expected. However Copacabana was the hotspot for thieves, sometimes in pretty sizeable gangs of youths.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited during the Olympic's and our hotel was on Princess Isabella street which made it easy to get to the beach. Lot's of places to eat along the way. Vendor selling many things that you don't need but should buy. Be careful with your belongings.

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As expected the beach was super busy, we sat in one of the small bars along the beach, we were there less than an hour and witnessed the police catch two separate people stealing from people's belongings while they were in the water, highly suggest you take the bare minimum... Don't even take your phone or wallet. We found Ipanema... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were eager to see this famous beach of Brazil with crystal clear blue water and white sand! The surfers and crowd watching these activities was very cool and calm! Once in life opportunity to see such serene sun sets!

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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.