Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana & Leme (PDF Chapter)

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Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana & Leme (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Copacabana & Leme chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janeiro guidebook.

Today’s Copa is a chaotic mix of discount stores and noisy traffic-filled avenues, with a hum-ming red-light district and slightly edgy streets. While paradise it clearly is not, the beach – framed by mountains and deep blue sea – remains beautiful.

  • soak up the sunshine on Copacabana Beach, followed by some snacks and drinks at an oceanfront kiosk.
  • maps
  • learn about Brazil’s colonial history at the Forte de Copacabana and take in the view across the beach.
  • transport
  • walk to mountaintop heights along a forested trail in Forte Duque de Caxias
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.

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