• Copacabana Beach
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Copacabana Beach

Type: Active, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer

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Copacabana beach is famous the world over, and while it's 1950s glamorous heyday is over, it is still a spectacular stretch of sand. The crashing waves, scantically-clad beachgoers and skilled beach...  Read More

  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: At the eastern end of the beach, known as Leme, parents can rent paddling pools for their kids to splash in.
  • Best for Beaches Because: Copacabana is arguably the most famous beach in the world, and the soft curve of white sand offers unlimited people-watching possibilities.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Rio de Janeiro is arguable the world's most famous beach, and is worth a visit for the people-watching alone.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Copacabana beach attracts soccer players, volleyball enthusiasts, runners and other sporty types.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Copacabana Beach is arguably the most famous stretch of sand in the world.

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