Probably the most famous neighborhood and beach in Brazil, Copacabana is in the tourism-dense south zone of the city. The shopping and restaurants are high-end, but the 4 km of beach is the main draw, book-ended by two historic forts (Fort Copacabana and Fort Duque de Caxias)and brimming with beautiful, often scantily clad Brazilians. This is the gathering place for people of all walks of life during summer in Rio.
Broken into smaller sections of beach and stretching from Posto Dois to Posto Seis, you'll be satisfied by a stroll on the famous promenade both by day and then after the sun goes down, when the nightlife in this tourist center booms. Over a hundred bars and clubs lie within a few blocks of the beach, making it an easy transition from loafing at the beach to a local Boteco and a pint of Chopp. Rua Siqueira Campos, Rua Domingos Ferreira, and the Rua Barato Ribeiro all host a high concentration of nightlife establishments. We suggest following the main route of Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana if you're at a loss for something do to: you'll encounter a quick bite, a sit-down meal, or an all-night dance party within a block or two toward or away from the beach all too easily.
Location:Rio de Janeiro