Anyone who is planning a trip to Brazil should spend at least one day at Copacabana Beach, one of the most internationally renowned beaches in the world. Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana district, the iconic spacious, curved beach features turquoise-colored water and silky white sand, making it one of Brazil's most famous attractions. The beach is ideal for swimming and sunbathing, as rough seas and high waves are uncommon here. Copacabana also boasts a long and impressive promenade, which is a great place for beach lovers to roller blade, jog, stroll or skateboard. The promenade was designed by Roberto Burle Marx in 1971, and is considered one of his most outstanding creations where he. He created an abstract variation of a classic Portuguese paving pattern, and features black and white waves made from individual stones. Free concerts, volleyball tournaments, and one of Brazil's biggest and most entertaining New Year's Eve celebrations are all held at Copacabana Beach and Promenade.