Copacabana is a picturesque neighbourhood comprised primarily of sandy beachfront extending from Princesa Isabel Avenue to Posto Seis in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is one of the most famous beaches in the world, attracting tourists from around the globe for vacations, festivals and extended stays. Unprecedented ocean views attribute to a large residential population as well, leaving Copacabana a universally beloved destination.
Copacabana Beach is the highlight of the region spanning from Posto Dois to Posto Seis, often remarked as the most beautiful beach in the world. The shoreline is alive with thriving entertainment elements including water sports, food stalls, beach bars, sand sculptures and the encompassing pavement promenade sprinkled with joggers, strollers and sightseers. Fort Duque de Caxias and the Copacabana Fort containing the infamous Army Museum are two cultural landmarks visitors frequent during much-needed breaks from the fervent sunshine.
Numerous bus routes serve Copacabana and three metro stations including Cantagalo, Siqueira Campos and Cardeal Arcoverde Taxis, minivans and walking are additional methods for getting around.
Copacabana is named after the patron saint Virgen de Copacabana. The area is popular for its traditional New Year’s celebrations boasting vivid fireworks displays and has been the host site of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup.