A four-kilometer stretch of yellow-gold sand, Copacabana beach is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic and visited attractions. Once a small crescent of sand, it was transformed into the thriving, tourist hotspot it’s known as today. We take a stroll through time to discover how Copacabana beach became one of the world’s most famous coastlines.
Edged by busy kiosks and towering palm trees, Copacabana beach is a frenzy of activity: sunbathers routinely switch sides to get the perfect tan; beach vendors brave Rio’s relentless sun to sell drinks, food and souvenirs; sports enthusiasts play games of football, surf, run, or slam a volleyball over the net. On a summer’s weekend, the place gets packed and beach-goers will find themselves jostling for a spot on the sand, yet the crowds bring life and energy to the shoreline and the background samba beats puts a spring in everyone’s step.
One of the top beaches in the world to visit once in a life time !!