Thursday, July 16, 2009

Copacabana Beach - A Place for Adventure

The south zone of Rio de Janeiro is called "Zona Copacabana Beach - A Place for AdventureSul" or the south zone. Filled with hotels, restaurants, bars and stores it is also home to the most famous beach in the world, the Copacabana.


Copacabana is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, known for its 4 km beach which is one of the most famous of the world. The district was originally called Sacopenapa until the mid-18th century. It was renamed after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgin of Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. It was incorporated into the city on July 6, 1892.


Copacabana Beach, the legendary Rio de Janeiro hot spot, arcs gracefully against a backdrop of urban city and steep green mountains. Copacabana district, no wider than four blocks, is the unmitigated queen of Brazilian tourism and home to near countless restaurants, nightlife and shopping.


Copacabana begins at Princesa Isabel Avenue and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower Six). According to Riotur, the Tourism Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, there are 63 hotels and 10 hostels in Copacabana.


Copacabana is a place for adventure! Let loose and get to know Brazilian culture and the “Cariocas” to make the most of your vacation. Cariocas are friendly, most sympatic, most loving people.

See more pictures of Copacabana Beach below.

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