Copacabana and Leme share the same horseshoe-shaped beach that you see so often in the postcards. This is the setting of Rio's New Year's festivities, attracting over 2 million people from all around the world every year.
The beach is gorgeous, with a colorful mix of people, wide banks of white sand, clean waters that are never rough. You are in the heart of the South Side, with quick access to areas like Arpoador, Ipanema, and Leblon. From the two subway stations you can reach the historical and cultural attractions from Botafogo to Downtown in minutes.
There are more hotels in Copacabana and Leme together than in any other part of the city, and they come in all price ranges. Choose from economy inns to luxury towers along the beach with as many as 500 rooms!
All conveniences are in a walking distance. This area concentrates movie theaters, theaters, restaurants, bars and cafes. Newsstands, drugstores and supermarkets stay open around the clock. The main street, Av. Copacabana, has the same role of Rua Visconde de Pirajá, in Ipanema. It is lined up with boutiques, and specialty stores selling everything from bikinis, to gems and souvenirs. The area around Rua Santa Clara concentrates outlets and discount clothing shops.
Nightlife caters to all tastes and lifestyles. Beach kiosks are often open around the clock. The cafes across the beach also remain open until very late - Copacabana never sleeps. There are dance clubs, live music shows, always a lot of people coming and going. For the single and lonely Lido's circuit features world-famous go-go bars and strip joints amidst landmark art-deco buildings. Gay and lesbian bars, discos and baths are also easy to find.You can book the hotels and flats listed below using our free reservation system, and pay directly at the front desk. Click on the hotel names for insider's reviews, photos and rates of each property. Additional links will take you to highlights and attractions of the area, with lots of tips and photos.