This photo is immediately recognizable to any past visitor of Rio. This is the promenade parallel to Copacabana Beach. The zigzag wave pattern fashioned from black and white tiles was the creative inspiration of Roberto Burle Marx in 1970. Fronting the walkway are plenty of hotels ranging from economy to five stars. There are also several bars and nightclubs to quench your thirst. Or dine at an appetizing array of restaurants representing cuisine from different nations (the best ones are Brazilian). For a quick snack, select among the kiosks lining the sand or wait for a wandering vendor.