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Copacabana Beach

Open Now: 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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Av. Atlantica - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-011, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a thrill to experience this famous location, but for us it was not a beach we would enjoy spending time at. The sand was littered with rubbish & hawkers were present in large numbers. We have been spoilt with pristine Australian beaches, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 997debk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here whilst in Rio for the weekend and had a great day. There are plenty deck chairs/parasols available to rent for the day and the option to get drinks from the kiosks down the beach. The sand is very hot so they have pathways...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Laurenfon
Reviewed yesterday

Visited during carnival and the events were awesome. Everyone was decked out in Regalia. Costumes of all descriptions. The beach is long, clean and white sand. Lots of vendors and cafes and you can always find a beer. People watching at its best.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank panamaross
Reviewed 2 days ago

The beach was nice and clean. Before the beach started there were people selling ice creams, cold drinks etc. On Sundays the road became one way and there was a lot of traffic. Since it was not far from my Hotel we went to the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zarin S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Iconic beach, worth visiting! It is amazingly and charmingly old fashioned! Not surprisingly very touristic! I loved the pavement which is a work of art!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ivaylas2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Before going to Rio we read all the comments on safety in Copacabana and sadly it is all true. The second morning we went for a walk and at the corner of the famous Copacabana hotel a guy on a bicycle came around the corner...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 756rias
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, chairs and umbrellas for hour, vendors along everything. Infinitely cleaner than Impanema. Big waves, so not a great place for swimming.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely sandy beach, can get very crowded but what a spot. Lots of beach sellers, I counted 25 different items for sale.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Chrissie-medway
Reviewed 6 days ago

Long stretch of clean beaches with string of restaurants serving caipirinhas, beer and meals or snacks. You can hire beach chairs and umbrellas from dozens of vendors and they will take care of whatever you fancy to eat or drink while you relax in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ShaunA684
Reviewed 6 days ago

Firstly I need to say that we live in southern Spain so for us the famous copacabana beach was a disappointment,we have much more beautiful breaches here.We spent 1 week in Rio for the Carnival and visited the beach a couple of times.We didnt feel...More

Date of experience: March 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).