Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach Copacabana Beach

The most popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is the go-to beach for walks and other physical activities.

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All 4-km of the Copacabana Beach represent the true essence of cariocas (those born in Rio de Janeiro).

Among its trademarks is the Atlântica Avenue boardwalk, with waves drawn in Portuguese stones. Designed by landscape architect Burle Marx, the mosaic stretches from Leme to the Copacabana Fort.

One of the city’s most populous districts, Copa – also known as Little Princess of the Sea – is always bustling with action, crowded kiosks and musical concerts, day and night. The beach offers excellent infrastructure, including a bike path, bike racks, rescue stations with shower heads and restrooms, as well as plenty of hotels and restaurants nearby.
The perfect setting for sports, Copacabana is also where the largest outdoors party in the world takes place, bringing together more than 2 million people to celebrate the new year. The new year’s eve is a beautiful demonstration of perfect harmony between all nationalities.

Key information and tips

Sip on some coconut water or a cold beer at one of the boardwalk kiosks.

Wear sunscreen.

As in any public place, be careful with your belongings.

Duration of the Visit
2 hours.
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Bairro de Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro.

Take line 1 and get off at one of the following stations: Cardeal Arcoverde, Siqueira Campos or Cantagalo. Check out the subway map.

Several bicycle rental spots are available throughout the city via the Bike Rio app, available in Portuguese, English and Spanish for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone.

Several bus lines pass through Copacabana. Check out the itineraries.

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