About Us

Copa Apartments is a pioneer vacation rental agency in Rio de Janeiro. We have been in the business of apartment rentals and general tourist services in Rio since 1999. Our clients come from all over the world. The major difference between us and other vacation rental agencies is that we do not just rent the apartments like others do, but we also welcome you as part of our family and offer all the services to make your stay in Brazil the most pleasurable as possible. Most of our clients have become good friends of ours.


Eric and DieineCopa Apartments has its origin in the small family formed of the mother Dieine Pires and the son Eric Pires. They both came to Rio in 1998. Before, they used to live in a small country city in the state of Minas Gerais. Their goal with this change was to improve their welfare in the “Marvelous city”.

Once in Rio, Dieine rented an apartment for short term in Copacabana, from a certain broker, for herself and her son. Soon she was working as an attendant in a photography store. As she is a very charismatic person and was often in the presence of many tourists and businessman, she started earning some extra money by referring those tourists and businessman to her broker. Eric then realized that this was a good business. He had the idea to create an apartment rental agency which would also be able to offer some hospitality services. He was just twelve when he started studying web design to develop the agency’s website. Tourism, management, languages, hospitality, local knowledge and other related subjects had become some of the family’s priorities.

With a lot of hard work along the years, Dieine and Eric made Copa Apartments & Tour an internationally well known and respectable agency in Rio.

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