Copacabana, Brazil

Copacabana Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world and enjoys views to Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. The beach runs for approx 4km with an attractive promenade lined with beach bars and restaurants offering delicious Brazilian cuisine and international fare. Nightlife is lively with many classic discos and mixed scene clubs.

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Copacabana beach is ideal for relaxing, bathing and soaking up the sun and the atmosphere. For surfing, Aproador Beach and Ipanema Beach are just minutes away.

The resort is approx 20km from the International Airport and is in easy reach of famous sights such as Christ the Redeemer Statue, the Botanic Gardens and Tijuca National Park as well as downtown Rio de Janeiro and, the world class sports stadiums, Maracana Soccer Stadium and the Olympic Engenhao Stadium.

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Acapulco Copacabana Photograph of Acapulco Copacabana
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Set in a privileged location with modern facilities. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers alike....

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A charming hotel offering basic facilities yet with a good position within walking distance to the Copacabana Beach and ideal for those looking for value and location....

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An elegant and modern hotel offering stylish accommodation, attentive and professional service standards and a great location, in front of Copacabana Beach...

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This charming hotel is set within walking distance of the beach and offers excellent value for money for those seeking good service and a good range of facilities. ...

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This newly opened hotel offers a fantastic beachfront location and is ideal for those wishing to be close to all the main attractions....

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A first class family friendly hotel offering a wide range of facilities as well as a good position close to the beach and near to the attractions. ...

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Moments from Arpoador Beach, the hotel offers a personalised service and easy access to Ipanema and Copacabana...

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The perfect hotel for those wishing to be within walking distance of the beach yet also looking for value for money. Ideal for both business and leisure travellers....

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A comfortable hotel offering basic facilities with a fabulous location close to the Capacabana Beach and all the surrounding attractions....

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Located on a tree-lined shopping street just 400 metres from Copacabana Beach, the hotel offers modern facilities and comfortable accommodation...

Stylish and well equipped accommodation located in the Botafogo district and just 650 metres from the beach...

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A contemporary and stylish hotel offering first class accommodation and a central beach location....

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The 4km long sands of Copacabana Beach are used for sun-bathing and beach games as well as various events, not least the heavily attended New Year's eve celebrations. For surfing, continue past the fort to the beaches of Arpoador and Ipanema or, travel a little further along the coast to Barra de Tijuca.

Things to Do

Surrounding the beach resort of Copacabana you will find the Tijuca National Park, the Urca Mountains, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain. These famous sight-seeing attractions provide spectacular view points over the city and the Guanabara Bay as well as opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Go hiking in the Tijuca rain forest and rock climbing at the Urca Mountains; take the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain and take the train to the top of Corcovado Mountain where you can stand at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer Statue.

Out and About

The beach is backed by an attractive promenade, paved in black and white stones laid out in a distinctive pattern, designed by Roberto Burle Marx, which makes for a great walk any time of the day and ends at the historic Fort of Copacabana.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to beach bars, cafes and restaurants and, in the evenings there is a good choice of discos and clubs too.

Nearby Attractions

Other nearby natural attractions are the picturesque Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, where you can hire bikes and paddle boats and stroll, skate or cycle around the perimeter.

For outdoor sports and activities, the Parque de Flamengo is a beautiful park, approx 4km away, which runs along the coast into downdown Rio.

For historical and cultural attractions, Rio de Janerio city centre is just 8km away.

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