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Copacabana, Brazil: Top things to Do in 7 Days

Copacabana Bairro is Brazil’s friendliest and most vibrant neighborhood, so vacationing there is one of the best things you’ll do. If you’re going to be there for seven days, here is what you can do in Copacabana:


Visit Copacabana Beach

The Copacabana beach is known for its crescent shape and angles out to the Azul sea. The white sand, the sparkling sun, and margaritas in hand will keep you satisfied. This famous beach also offers stunning backdrops, perfect for vloggers and social media influencers.

Climb Morro de Leme

Morro de Leme hill in Serra dos Órgãos, Copacabana, offers mind-blowing views from above, which is why climbing this hilltop becomes a hike worth the sweat. From the hilltop, you can gaze at the Copacabana beach and make out the glint of Christ statue.


Shop at A Feira Livre

Feira Livre is an architectural landmark of open markets across the neighborhood, marking its streets with vendors, stalls, and people haggling with sellers. This is where you can get all that Copacabana has to offer; from fresh produce to fancy bric-a-bracs, you’ll find everything.

Play Beach Footvolley

Footvolley (a combination of football and volleyball) is among the local’s most favorite beach sports, and if you’re ready to test your flexibility, then footvolley is the game for you. This exciting game occurs on beaches and playgrounds and exercises skills, agility, and acrobatics.


Explore Forte de Copacabana

Forte de Copacabana is a military base, and although it does not allow the entire fort to be explored, the base is open to the public. You can stroll through the base and visit the fort museum, the Museu Historico de Exercito, and check out nearby artillery park as well.

Eat At Confeitaria Colombo

At a mere stone’s throw from the Copacabana Beach and near Forte de Copacabana is Confeitaria Colombo, arguably Rio’s most famous cafe. Treat yourself to freshly baked bread, ham, cheese, fruits, and confectionaries so delicious that people come from all over Rio to get a taste!


Visiting the Parque da Chacrinha

Parque da Chacrinha is a mystical little patch of rainforest which houses marmoset monkeys, tanagers, toucans, and vibrantly colored tropical birds. This secluded trip is a literal walk in the park for any nature lover. Explore the earthy nature of Copacabana by splashing in cooling springs and strolling between tropical trees.

Escadaria Selarón

Famous for its colors and decorative tiles, Escadaria Selaron, also known as the ‘Selaron Steps,’ should be a must in your seven-day itinerary. The Chilean-born artist Jorge Salaron, work is the most famous place in Rio de Janeiro. According to Wiki, the Escadaria Selarón are made up of 215 steps in tiles, ceramics, and mirrors, which are 125 meters in length.


Boardwalk Cycling

Here’s a fun way to tackle a full stomach after you’ve eaten too many brigadeiros and empanadas: boardwalk cycling. Whether you go in the morning or the evening, the Copacabana beach boardwalk has a sturdy bicycle track that occupies an impressive 18km length. You can rent bicycles at local hotels at an affordable range and spend the entire day wheeling through the calming cool air.

DAY 6 & 7

Experience the Nightlife

Copacabana has some of the wildest nightlife experiences to offer, so let a little loose before you leave and try your luck at the beachfront bars and clubs. Drink, play, and entertain the locals through festivities, dances, and disco-related activities. Spend a night exploring the Lapa area, a hip and vibrant area where you can experience Brazilian nightlife at its finest.  

Please drop your comments below and let us know what you think. Looking for another place to visit in Brazil, check out our Paraty and Angra Dos Reis blog.

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Happy Travels!


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