A mythical beach
Copacabana! At the sound of this word, we instantly think of the most mythical and beautiful beach in Rio de Janeiro. Nicknamed "Little Princess of the Sea", this is one of the most popular beaches in the world. The four kilometres of fine golden sand bordered by turquoise water make locals and tourists dream and flock there for the idyllic setting of the place and the relaxed atmosphere. There is always life on Copacabana beach, whatever the time of day. Swimming, sunbathing, dancing, surfing, having fun and celebrating. The key word is " without complexes " and people walk around with increasingly sexy and daring outfits. You will also find many itinerant sellers offering coconut water, the famous caipirinhas or even colourful pareos.
A neighbourhood in constant effervescence
Before that, Copacabana was only a field of dunes and hills with abundant vegetation where fishermen and farmers lived together. Its isolated location in the middle of the mountains made access difficult. The opening of new accesses to the site and in particular tunnels has made it possible to integrate the district with the rest of the city. Sold as a high-end seaside destination, Copacabana has rapidly developed and urbanized, and public buildings, streets and parks have replaced coastal plains and fishermen's houses. Modern attractions include the Copacabana Palace, an Art Deco style hotel overlooking the beach, the huge Copacabana fort and its military museum and the famous sand sculptures created by imaginative artists.