One of the most famous beaches in the world, Copacabana has the mountains and city behind it and is definitely Rio.
Sit at one of the many restaurants along the beachfront to enjoy a caipirinha with many different flavors, or take a stroll on the famous and often imitated Burle Marx designed sidewalks on the 4 kilometers of the beach. A perfect place to eat, drink, relax and people watch.
A symbol of the most luxurious hotel is the Copacabana palace who received many celebrities as Lady Di, King George, Brigitte Bardot, Theodore Roosevelt and others.
This picture is from 1930.
As in Ipanema beach, each group stakes out their stretch of sand. Leme is a mix of older residents and favela kids, while the area between the Copacabana Palace Hotel and Rua Fernando Mendes is the gay and transvestite section, easily recognized…
Also Copacabana is where happen the most famous and beautiful new years of the planet! Amazing 15 minutes of fireworks and more than 2 million people together in the beach, most of them wearing white, can you imagine? Do you kow the best parties in Rio for new years? Ask me about it!!!!