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Copacabana Beach

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011, Brazil
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In my opinion a better experience than Ipanaema as walkways wider and a much better kiosk experience. Concerns about safety were totally unfounded as the area is very well lit at night and always busy. we walked and ran up and down Copacabana early morning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank straightjohnbull
Reviewed yesterday

An amazing place to visit, lots of good places to eat and to party. great beaches , you will enjoy it!! too much to see

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank airerik
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Irrespective of age or social status the beaches are open to all and free ... by day you see all shapes and sizes in minimal costumes ... no body shaming here ... and come the evening ... on come the floodlights and it’s gyms ......More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank peterlI1683ML
Reviewed yesterday

Nicely maintained beach, expect crowds, however, it is pretty long beach. With store fronts to cater to different tastes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ajith J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have heard about this since I was a kid so it was pretty cool to actually go to it. Apparently it is not safe to be on the beach at night. Never leave your valuable or anything unattended even during the day or they will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 361stephenv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very famous and very crowd. You need to be eyes opened with your smartphone. I prefer Barra da Tijuca or Leblon beaches, There are mor beautiful and is better to stay in there beaches,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk in the sand of the beach, or along the promenade, which one is the most pleasant? I can not choose. One way or another to walk along the beach of Copacabana gives you an immense peace, even if you find yourself in the middle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Journey395227
Reviewed 2 days ago

I know it is very touristy but I just love this beach. Very busy at the weekends but very friendly and felt very safe. Quieter during the week. Very lucky to be here for The Day of The Dead which had a fantastic parade. Make...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely sandy beach adjacent to the main highway, but too busy and too crowded for my liking. Great place to people watch from the bars and restaurants that line the edge of the beach, taking in the sights and sounds. Some establishments have live music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Commonly known as the little princess of the sea, Copacabana beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, not only for the natural beauties, but also for the warm people that are frequently there. I love Copacabana.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Rahel H
October 21, 2018|
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Response from MetroplexJim | Reviewed this property |
As Copacabana Beach is several miles in length it has sections to accommodate most everyone and every thing. We stay in the central section (in front of the Copacabana Palace and Othon Palace hotels) which seems to cater to... More
July 28, 2018|
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Do not even think of going to Rio !!!
November 4, 2016|
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Response from MetroplexJim | Reviewed this property |
Christmas is rather quiet, but many of the beach-front restaurants are open as well as, of course, the hotels. New Year's is one giant party that makes Times Square seem like a church service. Different sections of the... More
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Should I purchase this package tour to Sugar Loaf? (9 Replies)
My husband and I will be in Brazil on Nov 5. The tour company want to charge $50.00/person for Sugar Loaf. Here is the detail of the package. "Begin with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio, passing the Sambodrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Enjoy charming views of the traditional Cinelandia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, continue to the neighborhood of Urca to reach...More
October 22, 2008|
Response fromBrazilFamily4|
Don´t purchase anything before you get there. Any taxi driver can do that for you. Don´t know where you are staying but there are some taxi drivers that work exclusively to hotels and are very reliable
San Francisco, California
Don't Rent from GringoManagement.com - Apartment Rentals (21 Replies)
We heard that it was popular to rent an apartment if you wanted to stay in Ipanema or Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Not only could you get a bigger and possibly nicer accommodations but its much cheaper than the comparable hotels. We have also previous rented apartments/condos/houses during vacations without any issues. We opted for a "Luxury Studio" in Ipanema. First of all, there was no pick up at the airport as previously arranged. We had to wait 25 minutes after we called...More
February 05, 2008|
Response fromD-Nice757|
Hope that this was just a bad incident. I just submitted my $100.00 deposit yesterday. Has anyone else rented from gringomgmt before?
Perth, Australia
Car Hire (5 Replies)
Hi, I am travelling from Rio De Janeiro to Sao Paulo with a stopover at Ilhabela in November and i am after a good car hire company to use. I would love to pick up the car in Copacabana Rio De Janeiro and drop off close to Jardin Sao Paulo. Any help would be appreciated.
June 28, 2015|
Response fromJohnFromBrazil|
Driving in Rio is chaotic and it's even worse in São Paulo. There are no parking spaces and private parking is very expensive sometimes. I wouldn't rent a car. Have you considered visiting Ilha Grande instead of Ilhabela? You could do Rio - Ilha Grande - Paraty - São Paulo. All by coach bus which is easy to use and reliable. You'll need to catch a boat from a coastal town to Ilha Grande so in fact the coach bus itinerary would be Rio - Mangaratiba Rio - Angra dos Reis.