Neighborhood Description

Copacabana is one of the reasons why people fall in love at first sight with Rio. It is located in the south area of the city and boasts a world’s famous beautiful half moon shaped beach called “Princesita del Mar”. The beach is four kilometers (2 1/2 miles) long and the stage on which people swim, surf, jog, make sand castles, sunbathe, and play volleyball.

The name Copacabana in Rio indicates not only the beach but also the neighborhood surrounding the beach. Today it is one of Rio's most democratic and eclectic neighborhoods and has a little of everything. There is always something happening, and there is a great variety of restaurants, juice house’s, bars and cafes to go eat or drink. Popular attractions include the fisherman's corner at Posto 6, the landmark 5* hotel Copacabana Palace and the Forte de Copacabana. The neighborhood is pretty safe and served by three subway stations, many taxis and several bus lines. It is a good location in relation to the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro and has fast access to the financial district.

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  • Bar Mud Bug

    Bar Mud Bug

    Mud Bug is a warmly lit sports bar where you can watch sports games on the big screens, drink a big variety of beer brands and enjoying the most rock’n’roll jukebox at Rio de Janeiro’s night. There's also live music – typically classic rock on most weekends. Mud Bug's large selection of beers, with several domestic and imported beers on tap and bottled, give their customers plenty to choose from. Whether you prefer Irish or German, Mexican or Brazilian, there's a beer here for you. Menu items include bar classics like hot wings and fries smothered in cheese and bacon. The retro and rustic décor of this American style sports bar is quite distinct from the traditional bars in the Copacabana area. Two locations in the Copacabana neighborhood.