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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro (must see)

Located at the Atlantic shore, the Copacabana beach stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Leme is at Posto Um (lifeguard watchtower One). There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana beach; Fort Copacabana, built in 1914 (at the south end by Posto Seis) and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779 (at the north end). One curiosity is that the lifeguard watchtower of Posto Seis never existed.

Hotels, restaurants, bars, night clubs, markets and residential buildings dot the promenade. Copacabana Beach plays host to millions of revelers during the annual New Year's Eve celebrations and, in most years, has been the official venue of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.

Why You Should Visit:
Quintessential Rio! Less polluted than some of the other Rio beaches, and you can find everything you need (except sunscreen & a book) right on the beach at one of the kiosks.
Locals hold a night market on weeknights (5pm-12am) across the beach and hotels, which is also really fun to go to. Some vendors just take Reals, while others take USD/CC.

Tip:
As crime is notoriously a problem on Rio's beaches, avoid going at night and take as little as possible with you (and only a small amount of money).
You don't have to be paranoid and there are police everywhere but muggings happen.
If people come to talk to you and/or your group, make sure that all your items are secure.
If you go for a swim, wash the salt with the fresh water shower on the beach.

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Copacabana Beach on Map

Sight Name: Copacabana Beach
Sight Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Create Your Own Walk in Rio de Janeiro

Create Your Own Walk in Rio de Janeiro

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rio de Janeiro is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Rio de Janeiro Beach Walk

Rio de Janeiro Beach Walk

The Ipanema and Copacabana beaches are two of the main reasons Rio is so famous around the world. Take our self guided walking tour to discover these and more picturesque beaches and golden waterfront strips that will make for an unforgettable experience.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.0 Km or 5.6 Miles
Rio Landmarks Walking Tour

Rio Landmarks Walking Tour

Rio de Janeiro can proudly boast of a number of landmarks that will impress even the most well-travelled visitor. This huge city, rich in culture and history, offers marvelous scope for sightseeing. Here's our rundown of spots you should definitely visit during your time in Rio.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Rio Famous Museums Walk

Rio Famous Museums Walk

Rio de Janeiro is the perfect spot for visitors interested in cultural activities. As well as many great theaters and other cultural venues, Rio is home to more than 50 different museums. Take this tour to see the most important art museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
Rio de Janeiro Classic Architecture Walk

Rio de Janeiro Classic Architecture Walk

Rio is home to many places where you can feel the colonial times. Each of these exquisite buildings has its own architectural style, whether it be Colonial, Gothic or Neo-Classic and so on. Nowadays often home to cultural events, the classic buildings on this tour are a must-see for every visitor to Rio de Janeiro.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Rio de Janeiro without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rio de Janeiro, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Rio's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Rio's Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Take our self guided walking tour to discover the most remarkable cathedrals, churches and monasteries in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Even for a non-religious traveler these temples, both classic and modern, impress with their skill, creativity and devotion.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles

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