Copacabana is a beach located in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is known for its 4 km balneario beach, which is one of the most famous in the world. There are historic forts at both ends of Copacabana and hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs dot the promenade.
Things to see and do
* The Christ Redeemer statue
* Sugar Loaf Mountain
* Carnaval celebration
* Walk the promenade
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Real (R$) (BRL)
Language - Portuguese
Population - 8,900 approx
Land Area - 4,759 kmÂ²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time - GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 55
Port Location - The port at Rio de Janeiro is located in the city centre.
Transport Links - International and most domestic flights land at Galeão - AntÃ´nio Carlos Jobim International Airport. This airport is 20 km away from the city centre and main hotels.
The long-distance bus depot, RodoviÃ¡ria Novo Rio, is in the North Zone's Santo Cristo neighborhood. Taxis and coach buses can get you to the South Zone in about fifteen minutes; local buses take a bit longer.
Ferries (barcas) connect neighbouring Niteroi to Rio de Janeiro and arrive at Praça XV, in the city centre.