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Often referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in Rio de Janeiro and famously referred to by the legendary Brazilian poet Tom Jobim (after whom the airport is named) as "the princess of the sea".   Copacabana has one of the most famous and spectacular new years eve celebrations in the world.  The fireworks can last up to 15 minutes after midnight.  After the fireworks brazilian would typically dip their feet into the ocean and jump over seven waves to welcome the new year. As a symbol of rebirth everyone wears withe on new years eve.  Click here if you want to know more about Copacabana and other neighborhoods in Rio.   These are our top picks of places to stay in Rio. 

Copacabana Palace

For kings and queens

Located at  the Copacabana Beachfront, services  at the legendary Copacabana Palace include a wellness spa and 3 gourmet restaurants.The spacious rooms at the  Copacabana Palace are individually decorated with English antique furniture and original artwork. All include king beds, free use of internet and a free pair of Havaianas flip flops. Some include private balconies with panoramic city or ocean views.  

JW Marriott

In the Heart of Rio de Janeiro

On the seafront of Copacabana and only 3 blocks from a subway station, the JW Marriott Hotel offers a safe environment and a private strip of the beach just across the street.  During your stay, you can enjoy gorgeous sea views and sunbathing in the rooftop swimming pool or working out in the gym.  Guests can enjoy international cuisine at The Carioca Lounge Bar.

Stay in Copacabana on a budget

Go for a hostel

Pura Vida Hostel

Pura Vida features barbecue facilities, a party area and free Wi-Fi. The 24-hour front desk arranges airport shuttle and bike rental services.   A selection of tropical fruits and breads is served at the continental breakfast. Guests can enjoy refreshing drinks at the Taverna Saint Roman Bar, and have lunch in the dining area. There are several restaurants and bars nearby.

CHL Suites Rio

CLH Suites Rio offers modern simply-furnished rooms. This hostel is 650 metres from Siqueira Campos Metro Station and is just over a 10-minute walk from the famous Copacabana Beach. Free breakfast and free WiFi are included.
All of the affordable accommodation at CLH Suites Rio is air conditioned or has a fan. Each room also has an en suite bathroom or shared bathroom facilities.