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Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sure Copacabana is more famous but it's not as nice as Ipanema. Better still, try both and see for yourself!

Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 2 days ago

A dream for-filled. Unfortunately for us, the beach was closed for swimming because of undertow but its very clean and safe even at night but do stay where there is lots of lighting.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What we really liked most was the stretch of beach lined with interesting shops, bars, hotels and restaurants. Music at night is so lively, one could only dream of really enjoying the night. People are warm and friendly, adding to the great experience. I could...More

Thank w0rld0ftravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every bit as good as you hoped for. Great sand, safe waters - if a little cold in July - a lovely beach for family too.

Thank PaulMiller1976
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is a great place to walk and and enjoy of the city vibe. It is great early in the morning where you can see all locals either walking or exercising along the beach. In the late afternoon you can enjoy also the little shops...More

Thank Mikelspace2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I found myself mesmerised by this beach. The sea, mountains and crashing waves were amazing. The activities along the beach were also great. The seafront buildings are not really great compared with many countries - but your attention is constantly drawn to the beach. Wish...More

Thank bill58murphy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful during the day, well light at night. Numerous vendors along the sidewalk, many places to eat at reasonable prices, public fresh water showers, and wonderfully accessible bike/running lane. I went out to walk along the beach four days in a row...and the view of...More

Thank dfopr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Either sunbath, swim, or just watch the locals playing on the beach - this is a great place to spend a couple of hours in.

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not too busy at this time of year but still lots going on. It is a great beach to walk or run but I went running first thing or late in the day as it was hot, of course, through the day. Our hotel provided...More

Thank CheekyCharmer57
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is very good and very long. I was enjoying it very much but then i my belongings were stolen inspite being very careful.

Thank Santosh J
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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5 November 2016|
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Response from Mellie V | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marc, I know that they do celebrate Christmas with gifts, trees and family. It is summer at that time so i guess that there will be lot's of stuff to do around there. There are a lot of restaurants, cafe's and bars but i... More
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27 June 2016|
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Response from Dazir | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April. Didn't see or hear concern. No mosquitoes. Nothing.
Philip A
2 May 2016|
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Response from Ladybug0506 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! The water is safe from a health perspective, but be aware that the sea is rough, with strong waves and tides. It gets deep abruptly, so you have to be alert. Enjoy also a nice walk on the famous sidewalk, have a... More