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Copacabana Beach Vacation Packages

More than just a stretch of sand, Rio de Janeiro’s most famous beach is where locals and visitors from all over the world come to relax, strut, pose and play. 

Gleaming hotels and forested hills line the perfectly curved 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) stretch of Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Abutting one of Brazil’s highest density residential areas, this beach is nearly always filled to capacity, but that’s part of its charm. Swim in the cool waters of the Atlantic amongst thousands of other visitors, join in a game of soccer on the sand or just sit back on a beach chair and order snacks from a beach vendor and watch the passing parade.

Start your visit by touring the whole length of Copacabana Beach. A wide promenade lines the entire stretch. Walk, jog or cycle along the path while taking in everything the beach has to offer. Halfway along the promenade, see the Belmond Copacabana Palace, a five-star hotel built in 1923 in art deco style.

Copacabana Beach is a hive of constant activity with Rio de Janeiro residents enjoying sports on the sand. Watch a game of soccer, which is Brazil’s most popular sport, or join in a game of beach volleyball. The beach also has several weight-lifting areas, where locals come to tan and show off their muscles. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent along the beach if you’d rather just relax.

Go to the southwestern tip of the beach to find Copacabana Fort, which is spread out along a rocky spit. Copacabana Fort was completed in 1914 and was retired as a defensive fortification in 1987. It’s now home to the Army Historical Museum where cannons and some other military equipment are on display. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and there is a fee to enter.

The most exciting time to visit Copacabana Beach is on New Year’s Eve, when the beach is blanketed with over 2 million visitors who come to watch the world-famous fireworks show. Join the chaos on the sand, or reserve a room at a beachfront hotel for a more private vantage point.

Copacabana Beach is easy to get to from the city center via the metro or a bus. Parking can be difficult to find in the area, so public transportation is your best option for reaching the beach.


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Windsor Califórnia Hotel $94
Reviewed on May 8, 2019
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Windsor Califórnia Hotel

Windsor Califórnia Hotel

Avenida Atlantica, 2616, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
     
    4.6 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Staff are very helpful, grate views from roof pool, great breakfast buffet, great location. And treat yourself to a beach view room - constantly changing view and very entertaining

    JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro $223
    Reviewed on May 10, 2019
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    JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

    JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

    Avenida Atlantica, 2600 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
       
      4.3 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0

      It was a amazing.. Carolina was great Our stay was really good and the location was perfect!!

      Miramar Hotel by Windsor $114
      Reviewed on Apr 28, 2019
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      Miramar Hotel by Windsor

      Miramar Hotel by Windsor

      Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
         
        4.7 of 5
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        Our stay was absolutely excellent - the staff could not have been more helpful and friendly

        PortoBay Rio de Janeiro $116
        Reviewed on May 14, 2019
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        PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

        PortoBay Rio de Janeiro

        Avenida Atlântica, 1500, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Very good staff and hospitality from the moment of checkin.

          Pestana Rio Atlantica $77
          Reviewed on May 6, 2019
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          Pestana Rio Atlantica

          Pestana Rio Atlantica

          Avenida Atlantica 2964, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
             
            3.8 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Excellent staff and all the people who work in this hotel are very kind.

            Arena Copacabana Hotel $95
            Reviewed on May 18, 2019
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            Arena Copacabana Hotel

            Arena Copacabana Hotel

            Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
               
              4.4 of 5
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              location is excellent, hotel is clean, staff friendly and helpful

              Windsor Excelsior Hotel $93
              Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019
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              Windsor Excelsior Hotel

              Windsor Excelsior Hotel

              Avenida Atlantica 1800, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This hotel is in a prime location in Copacabana and easily accesible by public transportation and within walking distance of great places to eat. I loved that we were upgraded and had a beautiful view of the beach. The pool on the rooftop and the view is spectacular! We also enjoyed the breakfast. ...

                Belmond Copacabana Palace $340
                Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
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                Belmond Copacabana Palace

                Belmond Copacabana Palace

                Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0

                  Amazing...! Awesome...! Beautiful...! It is a must. Period.