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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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Lovely beach and promenade. Great for walking along the prom after the evening meal. Lots of people around - didn't feel there were threats at any time we were there up to around 10pm.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hughie56
Reviewed yesterday

You have to take a walk along the coast of Copacabana to feel the carioca way of being and by the end of the day sit down in one of the kiosks to drink cold coconut milk observing the people going up and down

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rosangela F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy restaurants and kiosks along the beach. Don't leave belongings unattended when bathing in the ocean.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Raul S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Avoid it during the weekend, it gets super busy. You need to prepare that you will be constantly hustled by people trying to sell you food,drinks, clothes or anything every 2 minutes. If you want to relax try Praiha beach. There are free classes sponsored...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mtamics
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If u r close to Copacabana, get up at 6h30 am, to enjoy the sunrise 🌅. Put on ur running outfit and enjoy the run. People there will motivate you, as everyone is running 🏃🏽 or biking 🚴 . And after use the open air-gyms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank souhailmau
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

New Year’s Eve !! All I can say is go !! Bucket list completed !! Wow , as long as you have been to the carnival that is ;) .. I will say no more x

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank adeleormrod
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful beach, so many vendors and markets, and beachside cafes, on Sundays the street is closed to traffic and open to pedestrians and bikers. Truly special beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank E R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found the beach really nice! it's very safe, though it wasn't very busy when we were there there is activity in and around the beach 24 hours, so you can go there whenever you have time or want lots of restaurants nearby so plenty...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bogdanp596
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great beach to visit. Opposite the Orla Hotel you can paddle board in sheltered water. It cost 50 real for an hour and well worth it. There are lights every 100 meters which allows you to swim into the small hours. Beers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank antosligo
Reviewed 4 days ago

I´ll be coming back to Río for sure. Loved this city and Copacabana is its heart. Reveillon there was a unique experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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January 5, 2019|
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Response from MJV53 | Reviewed this property |
Our stay in Rio, staying at a hotel directly on Copacabana Beach was part of an 'Essential Brazil' tour from Travel2 which was tweaked and altered to suit our requirements. They have a number of ready made options which... More
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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 kevinmcg20162018 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed one block away from the beach front at Copacabana and felt perfectly safe at all times. A common sense approach to keeping "low key" is advisable. (i.e. no jewellery, flashy clothes etc).
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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|
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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
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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?
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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.