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Leblon Beach

Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #34 of 488 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Beaches, Lookouts
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Oceanside, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Leblon is the most upscale part of Rio. They have a beautiful beach and great restaurants and shopping. The best area's are those closest to the beach. All the beaches in Rio are free and have lots of food and drink right on the beach.

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Muscat, Oman
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Leblon beach is the undoubtedly the best and most beautiful beach in Rio. The beach is less crowded and not commercially popular like the Copacabana. One can easily spend a whole day here enjoying the views and taking a dip. Look out for the safety signs posted by the lifeguards when it is not safe for swimming

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Brandon, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We really liked this beach because it wasn't as busy as Copacabana it was also just 2 blocks from where we stayed. The venders were very polite and didn't hassle us when we said no. Most of them spoke English really well. Prices on the beach were very close to the store prices. When renting a chair which I recommend... More

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australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a great suburb with a lovely beach. Wide and lengthy with a friendly atmosphere. On the main drag with buses. Lots of nearby places to eat.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Leblon is the place where the beautiful and chic people like to hang out. The view is amazing! There are very nice stores and restaurants.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

From my point of view, Leblon is, together with Ipanema, better beach than Copacabana. It is calmer, less crowded by tourists with good beach-bars and great views of the mountains and places where F1 took place many years ago.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Copa and Ipanema are not to be missed...they are the famous beaches with the grand views. You may not have heard of Leblon, but its the nicest, cleanest, most upscale of the three...and it's right next to Ipanema. I'll admit, you shouldn't go to Leblon if you want to be surrounded by 20-somethings playing beach soccer, but you should go... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Love this beach! All the loveliness of Ipanema and Copacabana, but not as crowded. Closer to the two brothers so really nice view. You'll still have the amenities like chairs/umbrella, showers, and all the food and drink you can consume brought to you, but not the chaos (not that that's bad!). Suggestions: order beer from your chair guy. They will... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Leblon's beach is definetly one of the most famous spots whithin Rio's urban area. It's a beautiful beach, situated in a whelthy neighbourhood, but you must whatch out for robbery and overpricing (like basically anywhere in Rio). Avoid buying food or beverage on the beach, just buy it in any supermarket nearby and take it out. You'll have a much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Leblon is less accessible for the main locals population, due to lack of underground stops probably which end at Copacabana. So its a lot less crowded! There are of course many hotels with tourists, however in November when I visited Rio, it was just perfect! The beach is clean, nice! The only problem is something that is equal for all... More

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