Located in the south of the city of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, is the area known as Copacabana. This is possibly one of the most famous beaches in the world and certainly one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest tourist draws. Self catering apartments and other types of accommodation tend to be in a plentiful supply along this stretch of coastline that extends for over 4km. This means that any holidays in Copacabana should be relatively easy to secure.
Holidays in Copacabana are all about enjoying the long and white sandy beach that is its most famous feature. This means that there will be ample opportunities to enjoy a host of popular watersports: including jet skiing, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and even banana boat rides. This coastline is also ideal for swimming. The main promenade has a number of good quality restaurants, bars and night clubs and there are excellent transport links to all other parts of this fantastic city.
Most people on their holidays in Copacabana will want to explore the other parts of Rio de Janeiro. After all, this is one of the main reasons why people head to this part of Brazil in the first place and must be why Rio is ranked as the country’s top tourist resorts. First on your itinerary is likely to be The Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain. This is perhaps the most well known landmark in the whole of Brazil and the breathtaking view over the city and surrounding landscape is well worth the effort of getting to the top. You may also wish to enjoy the delights of Sugarloaf Mountain while you are in this city?
When staying in self catering accommodation in Copacabana, you will be pleased to learn that the area enjoys a sub-tropical climate. This means that the temperature remains fairly consistent throughout much of the year. In fact, it is quite usual to see temperatures reaching into the thirties degrees Celsius on most days. Rainfall can be quite high in this part of Brazil, but this can often provide a welcome cooling-down and is far less of a hindrance than it may sound.
Your holidays in Copacabana are likely to begin when you arrive at Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG). This serves all of the city well, including your comfortable holiday apartments in the Copacabana area. There are a few airports that you are able to leave the UK from, including London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI). British Airways, Air France and TAP Air are a few of the airlines that offer cheap and regular services to Rio.