Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Copacabana & Leme

Copacabana Beach

A magnificent confluence of land and sea, the long, scalloped beach of Copacabana extends for some 4km, with a flurry of activity along its length: over-amped soccer players singing their team's anthem; cariocas (re…
Top Choice Live Music in Copacabana & Leme

Bip Bip

For years Bip Bip has been one of the city's favorite spots to catch a live roda de samba (informal samba played around a table), despite it being just a storefront with a few battered tables. As the evening progres…
Top Choice Spanish in Copacabana & Leme

El Born

Named after Barcelona's hippest, foodie-loving neighborhood, El Born fires up some of Rio's best tapas plates: think Galician-style octopus, spicy prawns and tender Iberian ham. The setting channels a bit of old-wor…
Top Choice Bakery in Copacabana & Leme

Boulangerie Guerin

Serving Rio's best croissants, pains au chocolat (chocolate-filled pastry) and eclairs, this French patisserie was an instant success upon opening in 2012. Prices for those delectable raspberry-covered tarts and cre…
Top Choice Vintage in Copacabana & Leme

Brecho de Salto Alto

Head to the upstairs level of Shopping Siqueira Campos, and pass through the beaded curtain into this fun and welcoming shop that sells a range of vintage-inspired clothing and accessories for men and women. Many pi…
Top Choice Churrascaria in Copacabana & Leme

Churrascaria Palace

Hands down, this is one of the best churrascarias (traditional barbecue restaurants) in town. You'll find high-quality cuts of meat and attentive service at this elegantly set dining room. Waiters make frequent roun…
Museum in Copacabana & Leme

Museu do Imagem e Som

Copacabana finally has an outstanding rainy-day attraction, thanks to the stunning Museum of Image and Sound, which opens in 2017. The building, designed by celebrated New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (who als…
Bar in Copacabana & Leme

Bar do Alto

High up in the Babilônia favela, this friendly place has jaw-dropping views over Copacabana. It's an open-sided affair, with cool breezes, flickering candles on the tables, and a small menu with standouts such as fi…
Fort in Copacabana & Leme

Forte de Copacabana

Built in 1914 on the promontory of the old Our Lady of Copacabana chapel, the fort of Copacabana was one of Rio's premier defenses against attack. You can still see its original features, including walls that are up…
Middle Eastern in Copacabana & Leme

Amir

Step inside Amir and you'll enter a world of delicate aromas and handsomely dressed waiters in embroidered vests. Daytime crowds come for the buffet (R$70 on weekdays, R$80 weekends), while at night the à la carte m…