- Type: Beaches
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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One of Rio's most popular shores, Copacabana is a public beach located in the heart of the luxurious Zona Sul neighborhood. Brimming with delectable eats, beautiful mosaic sidewalks, and lavish accommodations, Copacabana Beach boasts much more than powdery sands. If you're itching to spot celebrities, snag a spot near Posto 9. And if you're craving authentic cuisine, visit Cervantes, a cherished institution known for its savory sandwiches and cheap prices.
"Loved Copacabana, Broad beach, lots of places to walk and relax. Many beach front restaurants and the city is a block away," comments one TripAdvisor user. However, some travelers note that the water can be rough and dirty at times, so take caution if you're eager to dive in.
Copacabana is always crowded. In fact, the beach gets so packed during the weekend that nearby Oceanside Avenue is closed on Sundays for pedestrians. But the beach is always prepared for visitors: Kiosks and bars pepper the beach, and public bathrooms are also available. Additionally, lifeguards staff the beach from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day.