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Avenida Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro
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Stroll along the Copacabana Beach on the iconic Avenida Atlantica, passing through an area where local fishermen sell their fresh catch of the day. This waterfront avenue is 4 km (2.5 mi) long and spans the entire length of the Copacabana and Leme neighborhoods. You can take a long walk along the avenue’s famous black and white wave-patterned Portuguese pavement promenade, or rent a bicycle and ride along the designated bike lanes. The avenue is lined with residential buildings, fine restaurants, shops, and hotels. The beach is often used for free concerts and sporting events, which you can watch right from the promenade. Time your visit for the evening hours, when arts and crafts are sold all along the avenue. To visit Avenida Atlantica on your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, and find out what else Rio de Janeiro has to offer, use our Rio de Janeiro trip generator.
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  • A beautiful but very busy Avenue, be careful to cross it there are few crosswalks. But don't stop to go
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  • Some years that wouldn't River and I was pleasantly surprised by the security that to walk along the Atlantic, there are kiosks and places to take a caispirinha and a beer and eat something to step, in the evening you can walk quiet because the police to remove the many transvestites and prostitutes who years ago was looked in great number in the night over the Atlantic. What if I was surprised is to see few touristic walking at night, even good restaurants on the Atlantic close relatively early, also went to ipanema to walk at night and is looked very little movement, the explanation is that in Rio, hotels recommend to tourists not go out at night, something that in my opinion it is not favorable for tourism I think that you can go out at night leaving money and documents in safe and go out with about 100 real, enough to eat and drink, and if you're far away move should use of round-trip taxi, but locked in the hotel does not seem a good idea...
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  • The avenida Atlántica is a 4 Kms long avenue than runs parallel to Copacabana beach and it is ideal to stroll, jog, cycle or just see and been seeing. lots of kiosk to have a beer a caipirinha or some...  more »