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In Copacabana Beach, one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous beaches, you'll see just how vibrant this resort destination can be. With its dramatic backdrop of Sugarloaf and giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana Beach is the picturesque backdrop that is uniquely Brazil. Listen closely and you're likely to hear some pulsating samba rhythms as the locals party on the beach and long into the night.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Aside from an expansive beach lined with sun-reveling Brazilians, the Copacabana promenade is the best place to go. The black and white wave design stretches down the length of the beach so you can enjoy a leisurely stroll. Try local food as vendors sell refreshing juices and quick sandwiches along the strip.
The most flavorful and typical Brazilian dish you can get in Copacabana Beach is the feijoada, a savory stew comprised of black beans, pork, and rice. Cool off on hot summer days with fresh coconut water, straight from the coconut. Or enjoy the chill of an ice-cold caipirinha, Brazil’s signature drink made with cachaça, sugar, lemon juice and ice.
Artisanal crafts and one-of-a-kind jewelry are at Siqueira Campos, a landmark shopping center in Rio. Designer bargain hunters have a place to go at Botafogo Praia Shopping, where you can also grab a bite to eat in between stores.
The Brazilian real (BRL) is the local currency at Copabana Beach. Most credit cards are accepted, but Visa is highly recommended. Traveler’s checks are not recommended.
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