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Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro: 108 reviews and 169 photos

Copacabana beach is probably the world's most famous beach and it's not hard to see why. Everything happens here, everything centres here, it's the place to be seen and the place to see! It stretches in a shallow arc shape for 4.5km where the wide sandy beach meets the clear waters of the Atlantic. During the day, the beach gets quite crowded and is a hythe of activity both on the beach itself and off it with people walking, cycling or rollerblading along the wide mosaic patterned pavement. There's also a narrow double cycle lane which you have to watch out for oncoming cyclists on so don't walk in it! Try not to show your wealth around to much as you're already stick out like a saw thumb against the bronzed bodies of the locals. This way you'd feel more relaxed so leave the camera's etc in the hotel. At night the beach is still used by guys playing volleyball and people taking a stroll so it's used all day round.

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2006
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