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Copacabana

Aside from being a catchy tune by Barry Manilow, Copacabana is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous and beautiful locations. Found in the Zona Sul, which is the southern zone of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is mostly known for its majestic Balneario beach, which is undoubtedly one of the most famous beaches in the entire world. The area was named after the Virgin de Copacabana, which is ironic considering the area is now teeming with bikini-clad and sometimes-topless sunbathers. It is not only beaches in Copacabana, as the area is also home to many important historical sites.

  • Walk to the north end of Copacabana Beach to see the historic Fort Copacabana, which was built in 1914 and once protected Rio de Janeiro from invaders.
  • Check out the black and white pavement landscape of the Copacabana Promenade, which was designed by Roberto Burle Marx, who is one of the most famous landscape architects in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Spend the day at Arpoador Beach, which is where Rio de Janeiro’s best surfers come to catch huge waves and which will be part of the Olympic Zones during the 2016 Olympics that will be held in the city.

Since Copacabana is serviced by more than forty different bus lines and also has three nearby Metro stations, visitors will have no problem reaching the area from just about anywhere in Rio de Janeiro. The area is also a hub for car travel, as there are three main arteries intersecting Copacabana, so it is easy to get around by hired motorcycle or car if people choose to avoid the buses and trains. Although the area is probably best explored on foot, some brave souls hire bicycles and ride them around the promenade.

Hotels in Copacabana

Recommended hotels

From US$163

1 Windsor Atlantica

4 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

Av. Atlantica, 1020 - Copacabana Map

FREE WiFi

Featuring stylish accommodations and beachfront location, Windsor Atlantica creates an ideal holiday destination for travellers seeking to experience the bustling Rio de Janeiro. Apart from... More

Great Location
Great room on the 20th floor with sea/beach view, the Copacabana the beach that never seems to sleep, and a hotel with great food and facilities, only downside is the price of water from the mini...
26 Aug 2014
From US$260

2 Belmond Copacabana Palace

5 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

AV ATLANTICA 1702 - COPACABANA Map

FREE Wi-Fi

The Copacabana Palace is the jewel of the Orient-Express collection in the southern hemisphere and is ideally suited for guests who are integrating work and leisure. GeneralThis property provides... More

Belmond is killing this place by lowering the quality of everything
It was my 6th time to stay at this hotel and it was supposed to be special as it was my birthday. But I've never been so disappointed by this famous 5-star hotel. 1. check-in: I tried to check in...
3 May 2014
From US$180

3 Miramar Hotel by Windsor

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana Map

FREE WiFi

Travellers in Rio de Janeiro find an idyllic retreat in Miramar Hotel By Windsor, offering sophisticated spaces and upscale amenities strategically set steps away from Copacabana Beach. From this... More

From the moment we were greeted with glasses of Chandon and genuinely warm smiles we were happy
The hotel definitely met our expectations particularly the exceptional service from The staff. There is a fabulous breakfast buffet complete with champagne, smoked salmon, miso soup and a chef who...
25 May 2015
From US$182

4 Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

Av. Atlantica, 2964 - Copacabana Map

Recently Renovated, Complimentary Beach Service

The Pestana Rio Atlantica is a beautiful hotel situated in the famed Rio De Janiero and is renowned for its spectacular views of the Copacapabana Beach, where the sea and sand blend together to... More

Great experience
The view to Copacabana from front rooms is just amazing. Book room with direct sea view, it is worth do to so.
14 Apr 2015
From US$130

5 Arena Copacabana Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana Map

Save 28%

Having a beach front location, Arena Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro with its quality amenities, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff invites travellers for an enjoyable vacation. Area... More

Great couple getaway
Loved the location friendly staff room was nice and clean with great ocean view and comfortable bed.
28 Nov 2014
From US$183

6 Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

Avenida Atlantica 1500 - Copacabana Map

FREE WiFi, FREE Beach Service

Featuring cosy spaces right on the shores of Copacabana Beach, Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel makes for an ideal holiday retreat for holidaymakers visiting the lively city of Rio de Janeiro.... More

Bad experience with shower faucet
I stayed two nights in this hotel. The hotel is located on the Copacabana beach. I selected this hotel because of the great location. They gave me an 18th floor room with a great view. When I...
27 Jun 2015
From US$115

7 Windsor Leme

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Av. Atlantica 656 Map

Save 7%

A gorgeous 4 star hotel offering exquisite ocean views, your stay in Brazil will be a dream come true at the luxurious Leme Othon Palace Hotel Rio de Janeiro. With attentive service that is... More

Great Location
Clean, comfortable, well located. Leme is sometimes underestimated among other beaches in Rio. Its quiet, beautiful and well located halfway between Ipanema and Lapa
12 Aug 2013
From US$186

8 JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

5 stars
4.5 / 5

Avenida Atlantica, 2600, Copacabana Map

Rate includes breakfast

The JW Marriott Hotel Rio De Janeiro is your gateway to a splendid, relaxing vacation, offering an impressive array of facilities and a homely ambience that is sure to leave you with the fondest of... More

From US$96

9 Windsor Martinique

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Rua Sa Ferreira, Map

Save 10% on 4 nights or more

Windsor Martinique offers deluxe accommodations and modern amenities ideally set close to pristine beaches in Rio de Janeiro. From this contemporary hotel, travellers can easily walk to Fort... More

From US$91

10 Windsor Palace Hotel

3 stars
4.3 / 5

Rua Domingos Ferreira 06 - Copacabana Map

Save 10% on 4 nights or more

Featuring modern spaces and amenities strategically situated close to Copacabana beach and shopping and dining destinations in Rio de Janeiro, Windsor Palace Hotel makes for a convenient base in... More

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