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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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“beautiful beach” (178 reviews)
“big waves” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Water is really cold but it’s fun to walk along and check out all the activities. You can go down near the waters edge and hire chairs and umbrellas (fairly cheap) where they provide running showers. You can get water and snacks from vendors, buy...More

Thank Roslyn D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow what a great beach with so many activities. Great to watch all the beach sport and having a cool drink in the many little Cabanas. We felt very safe walking around.

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of my personal bucket list items, Copacabana Beach did not disappoint, although it did surprise. The wide expanse of near-white sand, fringed shore-side by kiosks and restaurants and leading down to the Atlantic was in many ways just what I had expected, and a...More

Thank GraemeR41
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visit King of the Beach at 245 ❤ he takes care of you and watches over people. Great service even helped me get my Family back to the hotel❤

Thank plato d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I come here at least once a year. I love the atmosphere, the people are so kind and energizing. You can walk and walk for kms and enjoy the different sightseeing... the only less positive point is the ocean water, ideal if you are a...More

Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful area, so many different characters, close by to all the other beaches, great souvenirs and always barter for a good price.

Thank Dexter N
Reviewed 1 week ago

As our hotel was close by we did a lot of walking along the beach and had drinks and meals there. We found the the beach fascinating with all the activities and sport payed on the beach. The sea front is lined with beautiful and...More

Thank JosephineFivaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

When people have said this is one of the most stunning, glamorous beaches in the world, they weren't joking with the clean soft sands and beautiful scenery. It's a sociable place and the people are so laid back that nobody cares what you or anybody...More

Thank WoollyJumbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn’t know what to expect but just loved it, fabulous for people watching & amazing caipirinhas. Great vibe & want to return soon x

1  Thank ska_w92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the corner section between Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and so going to both was very easy. We chose to go to Copacabana beach early morning. It was a weekend so we was surprised just how packed the beach was by 0830am...More

Thank peppermint
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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4 November 2016|
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Response from Paola H | Reviewed this property |
U recommended you go to breakfast @ Copacabana Palace if you book in advance is very busy there! New year go to Barra da Tijuca is more safe and less busy there!!! Enjoy your holiday! 🙏😘☀️
Jessica N
26 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