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“Good for People-Watching but Water is Bad”
Review of Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach
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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro
Ranked #21 of 719 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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good for People-Watching but Water is Bad”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Copacabana beach is very famous but the water is not blue and looks very polluted. It is almost black in color. The smell also is not refreshing.

Copacabana is just good if you are into people-watching as you can see different kinds of people flashing their bodies.

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“great people watching”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The beach is beautiful and so is the path alongside it. Walk the 3km and enjoy the people-watching, stop for a beer or an agua de coco. Get on the beach and share the spirit.

Visited December 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“More Popular than Ipanema Beach”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

A nice beach with a lot more tourists and much busier. Evening also very busy with many vendors on the boardwalk.

Visited December 2013
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Still one of the best beaches in the world!!!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

People might say Leblon and Ipanema are better and locals might direct you to a hiper and trendier beach, but Copacabana became famous for a reason and that reason is still there. It is beautiful!!! Before you go, ask the hotel concierge for tips regarding safety and best places to swim, as the surf might be rough in some spots. We took our 1 year old daughter to the beach near the Fort. It was her first time at the beach. The surf was mellow in that part of the beach and we were able to go inside with her for a while. She really enjoyed it and wasn't at all scared of the waves.

Visited December 2013
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Devon, United Kingdom
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“Good beach but limit the hawkers.”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Enjoyed a few relaxing hours here midweek. Beach was clean and not crowded but please do something to reduce the number of sellers, to be approached every 2 minutes is too much.

Visited December 2013
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