Rio de Janeiro's Beautiful Beaches

When you think Rio de Janeiro, beautiful beaches and stunning shores undoubtedly spring to mind; and you wouldn't be wrong. Home to some of the world's most famous sands and seas, you're sure to find the perfect spot to relax, unwind and chill out.


Copacabana is quintessentially Rio. Arguably the most famous beach in the world, Copacabana is a magnificent, scalloped beach enlivened by a flurry of activity stretching along the shores of the city. Beachfront bars and pure, unadulterated fun in the sun awaits at this famous retreat that bursts with energy, colour and life. Stroll the Burle Marx-designed sidewalks to see chic boutiques and pumping nightclubs, or people watch as you laze on the sugary sand with a caipirinha in hand. Made famous by the song of the same name, beautiful Copacabana is where Rio de Janeiro comes to life. 


Hit this world-renowned beach and you'll be singing the 1960's classic 'The Girl from Ipanema' in no time. Spend your day on the sands before watching the sun set behind the peak of Dois Irmãos, or shop in the hip boutiques and craft markets that line the shore. End your beach day in one of the many cocktail bars or trendy restaurants; what could be better?