Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

4.3
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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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  • The beach is very nice but the crime is everywhere, in the hotel warned us about that and we saw some brochures and reviews where also said it but it is not the same that see it. We went in the afternoon to sit on the beach and saw people rummaging through the things of tourists who got to swim. It is to avoid carrying valuables or leave them responsible with someone and not neglect their personal belongings.
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  • We had some beautiful days here in Rio, but then today happened. First a taxi driver lied to us about a distance to an attraction, plus telling us that today the tickets where on sale for only 40reale...  more »
  • Beautiful beach with golden sand, his evening walk to the booth with live music and the memories market. If you decide to sit on the sand please never depart or leave your business eyes. Take the bare minimum card from the hotel one can of cash or credit card (because even the sellers to her sly sometimes take the credit card and the phone.) Along the promenade you will be safe because the police is 200 m or below your towel is always in view because it come you attract attention with insignificant objects and the small bag disappears. 2 times out of 3 we have seen the return of business thanks to the solidarity of the people and the vigilance of the Zug112 teams. If you are settled in chairs please tie your bag to the Chair because no one will risk themselves to hand in. For us a week during we left mercury and moved to Zug Pirata 112 one of the facilities of beach or Ms. Laura (who speaks french who lived in Paris) and his team welcomed us with the full suite, chairs, parasol, freshwater shower, code wifi, cocktails and juice of fresh fruit and lemonade made House of course you can pay by credit card. A real service and special attention because the team is vigilant and caring for all customers. In short if you go to Copacabana, take a hotel Avenida Atlantica or not far away and will you Golden skin because there's no better remedy than caipirinha Sun sand ocean. We'll go back to Rio and Copa
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  • More than a beautiful beach, this famous sandy place is an institution, it´s probably one of the first names that pops up into your mind when someone says the word Rio De Janeiro. Don't get me wrong, Copacabana is still one of the best of its kind, with its splendid promenade full of kiosks, its unique thematic floor, its half-moon shape, its large and long beach, its famous buildings overlooking the ocean, but, as I already wrote in another review, I think it's far from being Rio´s best one. Due to its location, close to the Guanabara Bay, the water can be very dirty and sometimes it's so bad, that authorities forbid people to enter the water. On the other hand the sand is always clean. An activity that I always enjoyed doing in Copacabana is watching people playing Footvolley (the Brazilian version of volleyball, where the contenders hit the ball with their feet and heads). A special mention goes to the new year´s eve in Copa (as the locals call it). It's one of the world´s most spectacular celebration, with the best fireworks, in a super nice atmosphere, where people from all over the world gather together at the beach to say goodbye to the old year. Plus it's always a pleasure to spend winter in a warm place. Not the best option but a MUST on your Rio´s TO-SEE list!
  • Sunrise Frio agua de Coco Crashing waves Beautiful People Early morning walks Arts & crafts market on some nights(in the median of av.atlântica) Music Frutos do mar Just a grande slice of Paraíso
  • 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!
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