The Famous Copacabana Beach of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Beach, arguably one of the most famous beaches in the world, is located at the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Copacabana is famously known for its 4 kilometre resort beach with tonnes of hotels and hostels. I felt lucky to have stayed at this place for about a week during the World Cup 2014 season.
To visit this famous beach from the International Airport (GIG), simply state ‘Copacabana’ to the taxi driver/stand and they will understand you. The journey will take approximately 30 minutes – 1 hour depending on the traffic situation.

Tickets + transportation to the Christ Redeemer can be purchased at the Praça do Lido market which is situated at the Copacabana beach.

Famous sand sculptures of Copacabana on the World Cup 2014 and Rio 2016 olympics.
Along the 4 kilometre long beach, goal posts and nets are set-up for beach soccer and beach volleyball.
Copacabana beach will not be complete without any beach soccer (football) game
Argentinian supporters at the beach
Argentinian parachute spotted flying at the beach on the very beautiful blue sky of Rio~
This 4 kilometres wave design pavement is a famous Copacabana promenade.
There are many mini cafes along the promenade for chilling-out
Copacabana promenade at dusk
Experienced heavy presence of security (military police and municipal guard) during the World Cup season.

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