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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.

What travelers to Copacabana are saying

rio is fantastic but treat it with the same rules as any big city, try to judge your trip so you are not there when too much rain is expected as enjoying the beaches and walking around outdoors will double the fun. forget the healthy option for a...
Stuart L. 4 Nov 2015
Rio is very nice city, we felt also safe, using taxi was without any problems.
Tomas P. 13 Apr 2015

Hotels in Copacabana

Recommended hotels

From US$207

1 Miramar Hotel by Windsor

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana Map


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

Great stay
Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Clean quiet room.
27 Sep 2015
From US$342

2 Belmond Copacabana Palace

5 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews


Save 15% on Suite Dreams

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$218

3 Windsor Atlantica

4 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

Av. Atlantica, 1020 - Copacabana Map


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

Full Marks!
I have had the most amazing time here. The hotel is magnificent, the rooftop pool is unique. Staff friendly and helpful, you cannot really ask for more from a hotel!
11 Aug 2015
From US$205

4 Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 4 reviews

Avenida Atlantica 1500 - Copacabana Map

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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$178

5 Arena Copacabana Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana Map

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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$81

6 Windsor Martinique

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Rua Sa Ferreira, Map

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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

A very satisfactory experience.
A very good start to my stay. My long haul flight lands at GIG early. I arrive at hotel well before the check in time. However reception gave me the room early. this was greatly appreciated after a...
8 Oct 2015
From US$132

7 Windsor Leme

3 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Av. Atlantica 656 Map

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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

From US$146

8 Rio Othon Palace

4 stars
3.8 / 5 10 reviews

Av. Atlantica 3264 Map

Executive Suite, Save 20%

Facing Copacabana Beach, the Rio Othon Palace offers its guests far more than a privileged view of one of the world's loveliest and most famous shorelines. GeneralGuests at Rio Othon Palace can... More

Disappointing wifi
Problems with the lifts not being available so used stairs. Breakfast room over crowded and only just coped. No free wifi in rooms, but in lobby - when working was just ok but often could not get...
15 Jul 2015
From US$260

9 JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

5 stars
4.1 / 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$102

10 Orla Copacabana Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

AV Atlantica 4122 Map

15% off per night

Featuring tasteful accommodations and easy access to the famous sands and waves of Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach, Orla Copacabana Hotel makes for an ideal base for a holiday under the sun in... More

amazing trip
The staff ar Orla Copacabana provided first clas service. 5 star rating in my book..the location is at posra 6. In the middle of everything. Recommend staying in a higher floor room. Quieter from...
19 Oct 2015
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