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  The Famous Copacabana Beach
by marcbrazil

Favorite thing: Locals call the beach as COPA, so it is better for you to get used to refer to Copacabana in a very private way...IT IS NOT COPACABANA, JUST SAY "COPA"

The whole beach is divided in 4 parts:

LEME - Because of a fort with the same name, in the right corner of the beach

MERIDIEN - It is a huge hotel that changed name, now it is IBERO STAR and it is located on the Atlantica Avenue corner with a very important avenue which connects Copacabana to the Bay Area of the city in Botafogo. This avenue is called PRINCESA ISABEL.

SIQUEIRA CAMPOS - Very busy street which concentrates the best part of the district for shopping (ATTENTION GIRLS!!!), it is also lcoated in the middle of the beach and very close to the famous COPACABANA PALACE.

POSTO SEIS - Most exclusive part of Copacabana, here everything is more ellegant and calmer than the rest of Copacabana. Sometimes Copacabana is not only a simple neighborhood of Rio, sometimes Copacabana turns into a huge urban city..But at Posto Seis you still can live without hurry, you forget a little bit about stressing life and by the end of the afternoon you can have a nice coffe in a nice café at Copacabana Fortress, enjoying the view of the whole beach and also the rocks of Diabo beach abd Arpoador!

For those who stays in Copa, it is always better to be located from the Copacabana palace to the end of the beach at POSTO SEIS.


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  • Written Oct 22, 2007
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