Start off with a hearty breakfast (in case you missed yours at your hotel) at Colombo, in the Copacabana Fort, on the extreme right of the beach, where you can absorb the killer view. R$4 to enter to the fort.
Walk to the beach, get a chair and bask in the sun for a few minutes.
Walk and People Watch
Walk up and down Copacabana’s sidewalks and check out the diversity of people.
Once you get to Atlantica Hotel, head in three blocks and ask for Cervantes. Sit down at “Galeto Sats” (the grungy restaurant next to Cervantes) and there you will enjoy another Brazilian meal: game hen in lemon sauce. Ask for batata portuguesa (pan-fries) as a side dish, farofa (manioc flour), pao de alho (garlic bread) and molho-a-campanha (vinaigrette).
Head over to Arpoador and applaud the sun’s final blessing on today.