There are 10 hostels near Copacabana. I stayed at two of them over 5 nights.
Like most urban beaches, Copacabana has a busy fitness culture. I cycled or ran the promenade every day.
At regular intervals are Exercise Stations.
Those photos were taken in typical sunny weather. I got some terrible weather. The beach near deserted.
One section is fenced off. I assume something will be happening here in conjunction with the Olympics. (The Beach Volleyball venue is Copacabana Stadium.)
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