Copacabana is the most famous beach in Rio de Janeiro, stretching for 4 kms on the Atlantic coast from Princesa Isabel Avenue to Posto Seis. The crescent-shaped white sandy beach offers gorgeous views all around, from the Sugarloaf and Fort Duque de Caxias in the north to the Copacabana Fort in the south. Hit the beach for a spot in the sun or join in a game of beach volleyball or soccer. It is a place for people-watching, crowded with good-looking people with chiseled physiques. The iconic promenade at the edge of the sand along Avenida Atlantica is noted for its black and white Portuguese pavement with the mosaics forming serpentine geometric wave patterns. Lined with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels and night-clubs, it has a very vibrant nightlife all year round, culminating in a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display.



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 Copacabana Beach - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor(3.1 km)
The towering statue of Christ the Redeemer standing with outstretched arms atop Corcovado overlooking the city is an iconic symbol of Rio de Janeiro.


Arpoador(1.9 km)
Arpoador Beach, a 500 metre stretch between Copacabana and the Ipanema beach, is one of the best surfing beaches in Rio’s Zona Sul.

Avenida Atlantica

Avenida Atlantica(1.5 km)
Avenida Atlantica is a 4 km long seaside stretch alongside Copacabana beach, spanning the entire length of the neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Leme.

Claudio Coutinho Trail

Claudio Coutinho Trail(2.9 km)
The Pista Claudio Coutinho is a 2km paved trail in the midst of lush greenery along the Morro Do Urca that offers breathtaking views of the Praia Vermelha (Red Beach).

Indian Museum

Indian Museum(2 km)
Museu do Índio explores the history and society of Native Brazilians, with 14,000 artifacts, 50,000 photographs and 200 audio-visual recordings.

Museu Villa-Lobos

Museu Villa-Lobos(2 km)
Museu Villa-Lobos is dedicated to the great Brazilian composer and founder of the Brazilian Academy of Music, Heitor Villa-Lobos, who wrote about 1000 pieces.

Itamaraty Palace

Itamaraty Palace(1.9 km)
Formerly a presidential palace (1889-1893) and foreign office, the Itamaraty Palace now hosts a museum of South American diplomacy, a library and the UN information offices in Brazil.


Corcovado(3.2 km)
The 710 metre high Corcovado mountain rises in the Tijuca Forest in west Rio de Janeiro, known for its statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks the city.

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