The Copacabana Beach, considered one of the most famous beaches in the world, is a mix of tradition, glamour and glory. Bounded by the Atlantic Avenue, its is home to large events such as world championships of beach soccer and volleyball, the stage of concerts that bring together millions of people and the planet’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations, with more than 3 million viewers.
The Copacabana promenade, a pavement landscape 4-kilometres long, is a famous place to walk in Rio de Janeiro, where you can see sand sculptures, the Copacabana Beach and statues that portray some renowned Brazilian artists. One of them is the statue of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a famous poet that is admiring Copacabana from a seat in the promenade.
The geometric wave design of its black and white sidewalk is world famous and was inspired by the sidewalk from Lisbon. Hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and residential buildings dot the promenade.
Address: Av. Atlântica – Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro
Place to stay: From almost any hotel in Rio de Janeiro you can easily get there, but since this is not the only attraction you may want to experience there, you should be good with hotels near the city centre like the Belmond Copacabana Palace or the Windsor Barra which are some of the best options for staying there.