Taking a stroll down Copacabana means seeing Rio and the Cariocas in their full glory. Stars and ordinary mortals of every age join here for pure democracy, with enough sunshine and sea to go around. The black and white waved lines on the pavement of the promenade has become Rio’s trademark. Be sure to pick up a coconut from one of the stands: There’s little to compare than the cool coconut milk and the sea breeze. Over two million people come together every year to celebrate one of the largest New Year celebrations here.