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Avenida Atlantica

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Address: | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-001, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Avenida Atlantica, with the iconic wavy sidewalk mosaic of Roberto Burle...

Avenida Atlantica, with the iconic wavy sidewalk mosaic of Roberto Burle Marx, is ideal for strolling along Copacabana Beach. It is lined with beachside kiosks offering refreshments such as a chilled coconut, and at the far end is a quaint area where fishermen bring their fresh catch ashore.

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Graet avenue along the beach

I was very well impressed with the Brazilian roads which is not usual in Latin America. The Avenida Atlantica runs along the Copacabana beach, It has good sidewalk, a lane for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very well impressed with the Brazilian roads which is not usual in Latin America. The Avenida Atlantica runs along the Copacabana beach, It has good sidewalk, a lane for bikers, and even small gas stations in the middle. You have the ocean view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an avenue beside the Copacabana beach. At Leme region you can find nice restaurants for dinner, parks to sit and at the end at Leme forte area to sit a nice cafe and see all the copacabana beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The beach has a very historic Copacabana Hotel down the road. There are many choices of eateries along the beach. We could see painters painting and selling their art work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Leme is the beginning of the Copa beach, which you should walk end-to-end, including the base of the mountain where the fishermen are. There is a sign that warns of danger, but people walk out there on calm days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Every Sunday morning, the northbound lanes are closed to cars and open to pedestrians, skateboards and bikes. A neat idea. On the weekends at the northern end of Copacabana Beach, small tent-shops are open selling souvenirs that would otherwise cost a lot more at the airport on the way out. Buy your trinkets there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

very wide avenue for cars and pedestrians nice cafes lots of atmosphere and of course the palace hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I enjoyed walking down this road and looking at all the people.It was Carnaval time and Pre Carnaval Parades was taking place along Avenida Atlantica. Lots of places to eat and drink and just sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.At night I felt safe and it is really beautiful.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Probably the most emblematic beach in Rio, walk along the beach, stop at one of the barracas and have a nice caipirinha while you look at the Corcovado on one side and to the people passing by. At the south end of the beach don´t miss the Copacabana fortress and if you plan to get there at sunset, enjoy live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

You can walk, run, cycle, eat drink... watch the beach etc. There is everything you need along Avenida Atlantica

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Lined with pubs, bars, live entertainment, sand sculptures, street artists, retaurants etc. etc. You can spend your time travelling along the street, very safe even at night, well lit. The place to be in Copa. But...watch the chalk drawn menus and their prices, We went for a drink special only to find they had re written the price, and tried... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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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 draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.