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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.

Vacationing isn't just about crossing off new places on a map. It's about the people we meet and the adventures we have on the way!

This place has a range of activities on offer. Here are some ideas to kick off your trip to Copacabana Beach:

Have a few spare moments? Make your way to our Copacabana Beach things to do page for a full list of activities.


Guide to Exploring around Copacabana Beach


Best Lodging Options Near Copacabana Beach

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Hotel Atlântico Rio ¥1,943
Hotel Atlântico Rio

Hotel Atlântico Rio

Rua Xavier da Silveira, 112, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Copacabana, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua Barata Ribeiro and Avenida Atlantica. Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cantagalo Station is only a 2-minute walk and Siqueira Campos Station is 14 minutes.

    Hotel Astoria Palace ¥3,506
    Hotel Astoria Palace

    Hotel Astoria Palace

    Av. Atlantica 1866, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Copacabana hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Fort are also within 2 mi (3 km). Cardeal Arcoverde Station is 25 minutes by foot.

      Arena Copacabana Hotel ¥7,329
      Arena Copacabana Hotel

      Arena Copacabana Hotel

      Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Copacabana, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Praia do Leme and Chacrinha State Park are also within 15 minutes. Cardeal Arcoverde Station is 8 minutes by foot and Siqueira Campos Station is 10 minutes.

        Pestana Rio Atlantica ¥7,576
        Pestana Rio Atlantica

        Pestana Rio Atlantica

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

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Copacabana Fort and Arpoador Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cantagalo Station is 10 minutes by foot and Siqueira Campos Station is 12 minutes.

          Windsor Excelsior Hotel ¥6,924
          Windsor Excelsior Hotel

          Windsor Excelsior Hotel

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

            Located in Copacabana, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach. Ipanema Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain are also within 3 mi (5 km). Cardeal Arcoverde Station is 6 minutes by foot and Siqueira Campos Station is 12 minutes.

            Windsor Califórnia Hotel ¥7,535
            Windsor Califórnia Hotel

            Windsor Califórnia Hotel

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

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Copacabana Beach and Copacabana Fort. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Parque Henrique Lage are also within 3 mi (5 km). Siqueira Campos Station is 8 minutes by foot and Cantagalo Station is 15 minutes.

              Hotel Atlantico Praia ¥2,474
              Hotel Atlantico Praia

              Hotel Atlantico Praia

              Avenida Atlantica 1456, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rio Sul Shopping Mall, Pasmado Viewpoint, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Vermelha Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away. Cardeal Arcoverde Station is 7 minutes by foot and Siqueira Campos Station is 17 minutes.

                Miramar Hotel by Windsor ¥10,605
                Miramar Hotel by Windsor

                Miramar Hotel by Windsor

                Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nestled on the beach, this Copacabana hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Copacabana Fort and Arpoador Beach are also within 15 minutes. Cantagalo Station is 10 minutes by foot and Ipanema-General Osorio Station is 14 minutes.