Copacabana Beach

Rio de Janeiro Beach

Copacabana Beach
Rio de Janeiro

Not Rio’s most unspoilt beach, nor its coolest, but certainly its most famous, the Praia de Copacabana is a place you have to visit when you’re in Rio, even if it’s just to say you did. Lined with beach shacks serving coconuts and caipirinhas and overrun with vendors selling everything from tiny bikini bottoms to huge sacks of Biscoito Globo, Copacabana feels a bit like a tourist trap - but in an truly, epically sort of beautiful way.