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Copacabana

Listed under Beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Perhaps the most famous beach in the world, this is a social and community beach in the true sense of the word: Copacabana beach hosts the famous New Year's Eve celebrations, as well as Carnival events, beach football competitions, and rock concerts. A wide beach with plenty of activities, it's a 'must see' on any visit to Rio.

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Copacabana

Copacabana may earn the title of "beach that never sleeps." The site of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and some of the world's best surfing also doubles as a venue for rock concerts and New Year's Eve bashes.

Despite the activity, visitors can still appreciate the sight of cobalt-colored waters during the day and the city lights at night. Rio also has several quieter beaches nearby, but this is not a beach for people looking for the desert island experience.

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