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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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Necessary to visit if you are in Rio!

Albeit the stereotypical postcard snapshot, you can't miss Copacabana. At the very least, take a walk up and down the beach to people-watch and catch some volleyball, or if you're... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Albeit the stereotypical postcard snapshot, you can't miss Copacabana. At the very least, take a walk up and down the beach to people-watch and catch some volleyball, or if you're feeling more energetic, there are shops on Avenida Atlantica to rent rollerblades or bikes.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there in March of 2013. This is the famous Copacabana Beach! Very cool! The beach side of the road has a walkway that has it's own unique graphic pattern. The other side of the road has the hotels where all the famous people stay. I did find that the beach and water were not as nice as the... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 10 days plus around Copacabana and could not fault it. Clean, friendly locals, cheap sun lounger costs, and beautiful sand. Too many vendors selling (during peak seasons) make it less favourable than some of the other local beaches like Leblon. We went a few times as part of my families 1 month visit to Brazil during the Olympics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place to be Very entertaining and great walk at night with all Restaurants and bars on the side walk

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Thank Maged M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was actually quite disappointed. The beach closer to Ipanema is quite small and not at all spectacular. The closer you get to Sugarloaf the better it gets.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Scenery is gorgeous, people were friendly, water looked enticing but being aware of the sewage and pollution issues i wouldn't swim in it. Made the visit bitter sweet but a stroll along the beach was one for the bucket list!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Copacabana Beach during the Rio Olympics and had an amazing time! We enjoyed seeing celebrities, shopping with the local vendors & eating and drinking at some of the restaurants & bars located around the area. It was always crowded but that was to be expected given the event. We had an awesome time & made lots of amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived the day after the Paralympic events. The timing, though we missed the Olympics, was well worth the visit to Rio! Hotels are tremendously discounted and the Olympic feel is still live and well!! Zika? Didn't see a bug the entire trip, let alone a mosquito! Sounds like media hype to me... Also, Copacabana Beach was well lit, safe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love the beach this is a must see stop. Walk the walkway and take a dip in the sea. Don't forget to get your fresh coconut water right out of the coconut itself! No need to bring a chair or an umbrella you can rent at a minimal price. All you need isa towel.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was so excited to be living right next to the famous Copacabana beach, and on many occasions it lived up to its billing as a fantastic place to visit. BUT a few comments watch out for yourself a lot of unsavoury characters so stay alert,also the prices on the beach for food and drink are high but it is... More 

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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.