Copacabana Beach




Copacabana is the first neighborhood opened in the oceanic beaches in the Zona Sul (southern zone) of Rio de Janeiro, when people was seeking to expand the city. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world. Today, Copacabana is a residential neighborhood which has a fully commerce and services.



Copacabana beach stretches from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower Two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). Leme is at Posto Um (lifeguard watchtower One). There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana beach; Fort Copacabana, built in 1914, is at the south end by Posto Seis and Fort Duque de Caxias, built in 1779, at the north end. One curiosity is that the lifeguard watchtower of Posto Seis never existed.


The Copacabana promenade is a pavement landscape in large scale (4 kilometres long). It was completed in 1970 and has used a black and white Portuguese pavement design since its origin in the 1930s: a geometric wave. The Copacabana promenade was designed by Roberto Burle Marx.


Our suggestion: The seaside promenade on the beach between the Forte de Copacabana and Leme is unmissable. Do not forget to visit the Forte de Copacabana. You will see the entire Copacabana beach with the Sugar Loaf on the background. Go around the Fort, there are gorgeous views of Arpoador and Devil Beaches.


Bars and Restaurants (suggestions)


 Av. Prado Júnior 335, Copacabana map    Phone: 2275-6147
Open: Tue-Thu, Sun 12h/4h Fri, Sat 12h/5h30
Comments: The last stop on the way home from Lapa where you can quench your hunger with a heavy duty sandwich. Classic. The waiters look time warped from the thirties. My friend swears we saw Pete Townsend in there, I´m pretty sure it wasn´t him.
How much money to bring?: R$30-R$50


R. Domingos Ferreira 242, Copacabana map Phone: 2255-9696/2255-0785
Site: Belmonte
Open: Everyday 9h/3h
Comments: One of the best "boteco" in Copacabana. Nice atmosphere, located on the corner of Rua Bolivar. Of all the bars in Rio few are in Copacabana so this is a hot tip if you live there.
How much money to bring?: R$40-R$80


R. Domingos Ferreira 215, Copacabana map Phone: 2549-7597
Open: Mon-Sat 18h/2h
Comments: Nice little bar right next to Informal on the corner of Barão da Ipanema.
How much money to bring?: R$30-R$70


Bar Eclipse

Av. N S de Copacabana 1309, Copacabana map Phone: 2523-7895

Open: Everyday 24 hours
Comments: Not one of the cheaper snack and juice bars in Rio, but the quality is always high and it is the last stop for many in the dawn and early hours.
How much money to bring?: R$30-R$70


Night Clubs (suggestions)

Boate Mariuzinn
Av. Ns. de Copacabana, 435 map Phone: (21)2545 7672
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Site: Mariuzinn


Le Boy Bar Boate e Diversões (Rio's most popular Gay club)

R Raul Pompéia, 102 map  Phone: (21)2513 4993
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ


desenvolvimento:Claudia Valle