Copacabana beach

Copacabana Beach is one of Rio de Janeiro's business cards. It is famous for its white sand, developed infrastructure, huge size and picturesque landscapes. He is also loved for its cheerful and noisy atmosphere, a large number of entertainments and proximity to one of the most beautiful megalopolises in the world.

Beach description

Copacabana is a 4-kilometre beach located in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro. It is covered with soft and snow-white sand, on which you can freely walk barefoot. From its shore you can see the Brazilian mountains, the endless smooth surface of water and picturesque ships.

The Copacabana has the following peculiarities:

  • huge waves ideal for surfing and extreme swimming;
  • a sharp increase in depth – it starts 3-4 meters from the shore;
  • clean air and plenty of palm trees;
  • availability of hiking and bicycle trails;
  • well-maintained area – sand cleaning machine and a cleaning team are constantly working here.

The beach is created for sunbathing, tasting Brazilian cuisine, walking and surfing. Its territory is regularly patrolled by the police and has a very low crime rate. Nevertheless, the guests of Copacabana are advised not to leave things unattended.

When is it better to go:

The best time to visit Brazil – is in spring and autumn. During this period, mild and dry weather reigns here. In winter, there is heat and heavy rains. And in the summer (from June to August) the lowest temperatures are recorded in the country.

Video: Beach Copacabana


In 50 meters from the beach works the 4-star hotel Arena Copacabana Hotel. On its territory are available the following amenities:

  • fitness center;
  • swimming pools for children and adults;
  • bar and restaurant;
  • sauna;
  • laundry;
  • conference hall;
  • business center;
  • rooms for families and non-smokers.

The hotel is equipped with ramps for the disabled people. Its staff speaks several languages and serves guests 24 hours a day. Rooms of Arena Copacabana are equipped with air conditioning facilities, mini-bars, refrigerators, separate toilet rooms.

On the beach itself there are 10+ cafes, bars and restaurants. For tourists, toilets, showers, changing rooms, sun loungers and parasols are installed. There are also souvenir shops, food courts, food kiosks.

In 500 meters from the beach is located a supermarket, a theater, a shopping center, several dozen hotels and catering establishments (including McDonald's). Also next to Copacabana is a huge park where walks and picnics are arranged.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace
rating 9.5
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JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
rating 8.1
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Olinda Rio Hotel
rating 8.8
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Useful information

Nearby the beach there is the Duque de Caxias, a colonial-era military fort surrounded by rainforest. At its top there is one of the best observation platforms in Rio De Janeiro. Also, this place is famous for its ancient cannons and a colony of monkeys, which willingly make contact with tourists.

The beach participates in ratings:

3 place in rating South America 20 place in rating TOP-100 of the best beaches in the world 2 place in rating Brazil 2 place in rating Rio de Janeiro
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