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A Room with a View - of Copacabana

Most tourists in Rio stay in either Copacabana Beach or Ipanema Beach. With the strong real, Brazil is quite expensive and hotels in Rio are very costly! We stayed at the Excelsior Copabacana for our first few days in Rio, but went to a much cheaper hotel for the last few days. The Excelsior was nice but nothing out of the extraordinary, although the proximity to the beach was great. Ipanema is considered safer and prettier, but I liked Copacabana - it's has a nice neighbourhood feel to it.

We had a room facing the street, but I reached my camera way out of the window and got this nice shot:

Comments (3)


I wish I were looking out at some ocean / beach right now... my favorite scenery of all.

Hey, just wanted to tell you that the March 2008 issue of National Geographic Traveler has an article about Brazil called "The Five Thousand Mile Beach." I haven't read it yet but the photos are nice!

Annie, thanks, that sounds great! Must read.

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