Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

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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. For Copacabana Beach and beyond, use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Rio de Janeiro vacation.
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  • In our experience, we believe the best beach of copacabana. White sand, clear and warm sea, environment friendly dynamic, fun, good surf, live music from night, illuminated, safe! It has everything that we like and sports! We recommend this beach!
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  • The water and the sand are not clean and it is not appropriate to shower. Always have someone screaming trying to sell something for you and at high season you need to keep the eyes wide open to don't...  more »
  • A beautiful waterside, nice place to sit in any of the bars and enjoy the sea view, regardless ...
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  • Nice tranquil beach with plenty of sun, sand and waves all around. 🌞⛅🏊👍Beautiful panoramic views greet you of Sugar loaf mountain, Christo Redentor and the Sea side buildings. Perfect place to take a swim, stroll on the beach or just relax with a beer at one of the numerous shacks dotting the area! 🍻🍺🍷🍸🍹 Neat and clean beaches with walking tracks for pedestrians. You can see people making sand art or playing beach volley ball during the mornings and evenings. Best time to visit is in the mornings or late evenings as during the day its a bit crowded with visitors/ tourists. The weather was awesome.👍 Be careful of your belongings when you swim. Its better to visit with friends and/or family for a memorable experience. Was lucky to have met a few of my friends from Belo Horizonte who were travelling at the same time as me! All in all a great atmosphere to be in!👌✌
  • Beach is nice.. good climate.. but the waves are really dangerous, they are very strong and be careful with the waves in copacabana.
  • Most famous and classic beach in rio de janeiro!ecletic!nice sidewalk kiosks and environment!must visit!
  • Love this beach. Great waves and plenty of food options all over. There is a Starbucks five minutes from this beach and plenty of activities to choose from on the beach
  • Very lively place. One of the best beaches in the world. Must visit when you are in Rio
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