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“my favorite beach in Rio!!!!!!”
Review of Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach
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Ranked #21 of 720 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Sao Paulo, SP
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“my favorite beach in Rio!!!!!!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

ufffff I really like this beach, it is a mandatory place to visit in Rio.... you can practice sports or simply enjoy the sun reading a good book, you don't need to move to get what you want: food, drinks, bikini, etc.... and if you have the opportunity to expend the new year's eve there... you will be really lucky.... one of the best places in the world to pass the last night of the year....it is completely amazing!!!!

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Rossy P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Christmas Day Concert”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

One and a half million people assembled on Copacabana Beach in the early evening on Christmas Day for an annual star studded concert that is open to all and ticketless. This year Gilberto Gil and Stevie Wonder performed their greatest hits and covers. It was magnificent and an evening to remember.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank georgegrimes
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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best beach of all times... a lot to rave about!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Well, some people keep saying Copacabana is not "all that", Actually I find not only the best beach in Rio but the best beach I've been to. First of all near Copacabana is where Rio show his true face, you find tourists, beautiful people,the not so beatiful (that will be me!), golddiggers, rich people, poor people, middle class, and everyone from all shapes colours and sizes coming together. This is the true face of Brazil and what makes that country so unique. The weather also helps when it's gorgeous, the view, the sea and the poetry around it. It's very unique and must be experienced. It might not be the most clean but come on you are not in Reykjavik so chill out! Iconic and the beach vendors are not only there to rip you off, you can chat with them as well if you can grasp some Portuguese, which I highly recommend learning if you visit Brazil as things will seem far more interesting... Copacabana is a whole experience and I highly recommend it!

Visited January 2012
2 Thank Sarah R
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“At the.....”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Fantastic. Lovely clean sand and rolling surf.
They lay hosepipes at various points which spray water to give a cool surface to walk on. Great.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank eob1977
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London, United Kingdom
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“One of the world's best city beaches”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 via mobile

A city beach, backed by high-rise hotels and apartments, Copacabana is iconic. Okay, so the locals leave a bit of trash/litter around, but it gets cleaned up, and there are touts and beach vendors, but say no obregado and smile and they go away. It's one of those places you will tell everyone at home about - its stylish and fun - just don't expect a pristine, secluded retreat of a Carribbean beach - that's the opposite of what Copacabana is all about

1 Thank Neil R
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