The sky and sea are painted in
exquisite colors, as the fireworks go
off. In addition to the traditional
showers in all shapes and shades, the new designer stuff they use these
days draws hearts, palms, and other
graphic images in the sky. It's almost
thirty minutes of pure delight.
It's hard to decide which direction to look at, with
fireworks popping all around you. It's much more fun to
watch the festival from the great outdoors than from
indoors. In addition to the feeling of togetherness, you
will be able to keep turning around in wonder as much as
you want, instead of having to fight for window space.
As the fireworks are based on 8 boats anchored along
the horse-shaped beach, you are always in a strategic
spot... If you don't have any plans for later, stay close
to one of the 4 stages on the sand. There are free live
music shows with assorted attractions, and they go on
until very late!
The view of Copacabana Beach from above is really
impressive. Over 2 million people take every space on the
sand, sidewalks and both lanes of the beach strip.