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Copacabana Beach

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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For sunning, relaxing and people watching, join the thousands who flock...

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.

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US$85.50*
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Half Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon from Rio de Janeiro
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US$47.29*
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Small-Group Panoramic Bike Tour in Rio de Janeiro
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Biking and Hiking Tour from Copacabana to Two Brothers Hill

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Iconic place to visit

We stayed at the Belmont Mirimar hotel and at excellent access to the beach. Clearly have seen many photos of the beach but the real thing was so much better. Had one free day... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Belmont Mirimar hotel and at excellent access to the beach. Clearly have seen many photos of the beach but the real thing was so much better. Had one free day so managed to have time on the beach and even entered the ocean. The facilities on the beach are excellent and a large number of cafes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

was winter and cool, but sunny days had tanners and cloudy days just being at the beach. Lots of decent volleyball courts. I can imagine the summer crowd!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to go however I preferred the surrounding beach.As for beaches around the world go, this is an average beach, no surf (in Feb) water was very cold (15 degrees) somewhat polluted and there isn't much peace as you have people selling this constantly. Still a great place to go to get away from the hustle of the city... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All human life is here. From the early morning walk along the beach through the glorious soft sand to the late night promenade, we enjoyed every minute of our visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome beach and atmosphere! The waves were a little rough, but we still had a great time. From the great music, variety of street vendors, and restaurants. Felt like home.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not recommend to spend longer time than necessary at Copacapana. Well the beach is famous, but in fact its not a really impressive or beautiful one. It is overcrowded, not really safe and the water is also not so nice for swimming (too high waves). If you have just some time in Rio there are much better things... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Copacabana beach stretches for about 2.5 Miles (4 Km) and is more sophisticated and less busy than the adjacent Ipanema beach. Stop for a coconut water (5 Reais) or a caipirinha Brazilian cocktail. Watch the beach football/volleyball - very entertaining! It is worth an hour or so to visit to the fort at the southern end of the beach.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach with lots of tourists. The street is lined with hotels. Great area just to walk along the beach.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is so beatiful and energizant to walk for this beach. The peolple run, walk, cicling near the sea, without problems, in fully pace. Many vendor, they sell swimming wear, srimp, caipirinha, etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to walk the beach but do it when the temperature is cooler and perhaps take a swim in the beautiful waters. There are lots of activities going on throughout the day and early evening. Plenty of places to eat and drink along the beach, watch a game of volley ball on the sands or hire a beach chair... More 

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Copacabana
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.
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