Fodor's Expert Review Praia da Ponta Negra
Known as the Copacabana of the Amazon, this beach is next to the Hotel Tropical and has restaurants, bars, sports, and nightlife facilities. The water is not always clean, so it's not great for swimming. But it's a good place to soak up a bit of the city's bustle. Amenities: food and drink; parking; toilets. Best for: partiers; sunset.