Copacabana: Rio’s Bustling Middle Class Neighborhood

By Shalina Chatlani, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The neighborhood of Copacabana located in the popular Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio is well known around the world for its beautiful beaches. However, the area, which stretches from Leme to the edge of Ipanema at Copacabana Fort, offers much more than its bikini-laden shores, as it is home to a number of different nightlife options, affordable restaurants and cafés, and shopping centers that cater to all ages and socioeconomic groups.

While part of the city has become more affluent since the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?