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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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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible1%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 9, 2005

EXCELLENT! the greatest beach in the world, friendly people, beautiful sea, warm water and scortching heat, women in skimpy outfits, what more could you want. The ONLY thing that lets this place down slightly is if you go during the brazilian winter and its rammed,...More

27  Thank Raj M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 4, 2007

If you're an ocean swimmer, go elsewhere. The water here is foul by any standard. Ten yards offshore your swimming companions are identifiable clumps of human excrement, used diapers and (if you can imagine it) worse. This is not limited to post-rain effluent, but rather...More

38  Thank ubiq
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just had my shoes stolen on the beach. This place is a thieves den. Yesterday early evening I had faeces sprayed on my shoe on the Copacabana promonade. The deviant tried to scam me into paying for a cleaning service. If you want a holiday...More

Thank SibuN7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perhaps one of the most popular beaches. Very crowded. Great for people watching. Tons of street (beach) vendors trying to sell you something. Surf can be dangerous so watch the kiddos.

Thank tlagyn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach & blue crystal sea. Lot's of places to rent chairs & beach parasols. Plenty of bars & eating places. Safe & spotless.

Thank shellshock04
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beach itself is nice, however, it's not safe at all. We were walking along the beach in the middle of the day with lots of people around us, and cops on every corner. The guy ran from behind us and snatched my husband's gold...More

Thank 493ninaj
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beach is a beach, easy to get taken away with the fact it is Rio, nice enough if you are a beach person. Lots of people vying for your attention to purchase drinks bracelets etc lots of beach cafe, nice to sit have a...More

Thank Halina M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was totally impressed with Copacabana Beach Wide sand, very clean and well maintained Saw daily morning crews taking care of the beach, sand and surroundings Lots of night activities, sports, music , people walking, still active at 2am There is a separate path for...More

Thank 72lucianb
Reviewed 6 days ago

Clean, wide, white sand, bucket list views, great people watching, relatively safe (as long as you're careful.....don't set your camera or phone on a towel and go take a dip in the surf.....that's just dumb), plenty of vendors for drinks, food, beach stuff to rent.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This stunning, wide clean beach is at the heart of the Rio experience. Enjoy the beach, the people watching, stop at any of the small establishments along the beach for a beer or snack. Plenty of stands offer towels, chairs, umbrellas. Everything you need to...More

Thank Michelelabelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach is beautiful, we have blue sea, white sand, you will find the emblematic Copacabana Palace, the mountains, everything you saw on pictures. Unfortunately, you will also find people selling tons of things, some thieves (try to be near the lifeguard post or police...More

Thank ElleJusta
Reviewed 1 week ago

Copacabana Beach is a great place for people watching, sun bathing and enjoying the beach. The waves were huge when we were there and there is quite an undertow so children need close supervision but what a lovely long beach to walk along, especially during...More

Thank SMMaxwell
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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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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
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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
Do not even think of going to Rio !!!
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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