When you think of Rio, the first picture that comes to mind is a perfect stretch of beach with tanned Brazillians sunbathing and playing in the water in their bikinis, g-strings and speedos. This iconic stretch of beach is the perfect place to start your day. As the sun rises, enjoy morning yoga, a run along the beach or a quick game of sand volleyball before it becomes too hot.
In the later hours of the evening, Copacabana serves as a backdrop to the many beachside bars between the road and the beach, where samba tunes mix with the background music of the waves breaking onto the shore. It is worth spending a little more money to stay at one of the luxury, beachfront resorts. You will not only get spectacular views of the beach but also rooftop views of Christ the Redeemer and the mountain to the north.