Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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#3 of 1,843 in Beaches in Brazil
Lively Copacabana Beach features warm waters and a wide stretch of white sand, with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars, and night clubs dotting its promenade. You can swim, play sports, relax on the sand, enjoy freshly-caught fish delicacies, and soak up the atmosphere of one of Brazil’s most popular tourist destinations. The beach is policed and lit all through the night, so it’s always abuzz with hundreds of visitors, musicians, and food vendors. Take a leisurely sunset walk on the beach’s iconic walkway, and stay late to see locals singing, dancing, and playing footvolley right on the water’s edge. Remember to always swim where the locals do, and leave all your valuables at the hotel. By using our Rio de Janeiro trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Copacabana Beach and other attractions in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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 ar...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It is a broad and extensive beach with a beautiful view where you look. many waves, cold water. and that if no security. take few things the right and necessary and always keep them in sight. You must be careful with sellers that they bring a few things, such as 2 or 3 pareos, 2 or 3 baldecitos. they are not selling. eye with the tattoo artists you start tattooing while you tell him and then you want to charge
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  • August 15, 2017
    You can have everything in the river. Cariocas are healed, gringos, thieves and the famous sidewalk. Ta everything together and mixed. Go prepared to run a lot until you find a spot, the kiosks has an excellent structure is worth the ride. Take care of your belongings and stay tuned to suspect groups.
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Where to stay in Rio de Janeiro

Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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