Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

COPACABANA BEACH is arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world with the Brazilian coastline adored by the millions of people that visit every year.

Situated in the south east of Rio de Janeiro, the sandy shores of Copacabana are as iconic as the city’s most famous statue – Christ the Redeemer.

Why you should visit Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach is a paradise of wonderful sunshine, incredible views of Sugarloaf Mountain and filled with a party atmosphere every single day.

The 2.5-mile long sandy shoreline is accompanied by Roberto Burle Marx’s famous mosaic boardwalk on one side and beautiful blue waters on the other, with the latter perfect for swimming and even paddleboarding.

On the beach itself, you can spend your time relaxing and soaking up the sun or join in with a number of sports including beach volleyball and beach soccer.

There is something for everyone on Copacabana Beach with the Brazilian nightlife regularly spilling out onto the sandy coast and the Copacabana Fort at the south end for those looking to explore one of the city’s historical landmarks.

Get your holiday to Copacabana Beach started already by booking flights from just £450 return to Rio de Janeiro from London with British Airways.

Copacabana Beach is popular among residents and tourists with its sandy shores, mosaic boardwalk and spectacular views
Copacabana Beach is popular among residents and tourists with its sandy shores, mosaic boardwalk and spectacular views

Where to stay near Copacabana Beach

It is no surprise that Avenida Atlantica – the road that runs alongside Copacabana Beach – is littered with big-name hotels as they all look to make use of the attractiveness of the world-famous coastal hotspot.

You can stay at the incredible five-star Hilton Rio de Janeiro hotel with prices starting from just £127 a night with breakfast included and the beach just across Avenida Atlantica.

JW Marriott also have a hotel there, also five-star rated, from £161 a night – but if you are looking to stay near to Copacabana Beach on a budget, then you can get a beautiful apartment with Studios Atlantica Prime from just £74 a night and stay just 350 metres from the famous coast on the cheap.

Which other beaches are near Copacabana?

Copacabana Beach is not the only world-famous beach in the Rio de Janeiro area with Ipanema just a kilometre away.

That is on top of Leme Beach that is connected at the northern part of Copacabana.

Arpoador and Leblon beaches are also nearby, giving tourists plenty of opportunity to enjoy Rio de Janeiro’s sandy coast.

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