The name Copacabana is known worldwide. The district in the south of Rio de Janeiro owes its fame above all to its almost 4 kilometers long beach.
It is framed by the hills Urubu and Leben as well as the deep blue sea. Along Avenida Atlântica, which runs to the beach, and in the side streets there are numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
A proud four kilometers of beach and a whole attitude to life: the Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. No other beach in the world evokes so much longing, is so famous or embodies the typical Brazilian attitude to life in such a unique way. Actually, Copacabana is not just a beach, but the most famous district of Rio, which is often simply known for the magnificent beach. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Copacabana, relax with a stay in the Brazilian sun with delicious caipirinhas or mojitos and listen to the rousing samba music. A stay in Rio de Janeiro is just as unimaginable without a visit to the Copacabana as without a trip to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue or Sugarloaf Mountain.
Myth Copacabana … the most famous beach in Brazil is notorious. Not necessarily because of its beauty, because in the background of the crescent-shaped bay there are main roads (no traffic on the boulevard on Sundays!) and multi-storey concrete architecture. Nevertheless, a certain something surrounds this city beach: in addition to a history-rich past of rock’n roll, Bossanova image and untamed party night of the 50s, it is simply a “place to be” and no trip to Brazil can do without a visit to the beach at Sugarloaf Mountain.
This obligation to visit also applies to locals: because the hardest decision of the day for a carioca, the resident of Rio de Janeiro, is: “Should I go to the beach on the right or to work on the left?“ Those who look up quickly find the answer. High from the hill and the corcovado it comes, because it is popularly said: “As long as Christ spreads his arms, you do not need to work. Only when he folds his hands, we tackle!“
The Praia do Copacabana, named after the adjacent district, is the tourist reference of Brazil in general and merges seamlessly on the left and right in the sections of Lagoa, Ipanema, Botafogo and Leme. Right on the border with Ipanema is the legendary beach kiosk Posto 6, which is considered a meeting place for the population of Copacabana, who gather there for an exchange of opinions, card and board games.
The flying dealers are just as much a part of the beach scene here as the barely dressed beauties in their world-famous bikini fashions, the thong or micro bikini, also called “Fio Dental” (dental floss) in Brazilian. The famous girls of Ipanema are a very special attraction that you like to look after with an ice-cold coconut milk or caipirinha.
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