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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 495 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Beaches, Lookouts
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This beach and farther from the subway, hence less crowded than Copacabana and Ipanema - more chill and trendy stay until sundown

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Really interesting sitting on the beach here, better than Copacabana. Get set up with a chair, umbrella, couple coconuts and make sure you wear suntan lotion if you are fair skinned like me. I burned with one hour exposure, red like a lobster on my back. Only downfall is the one washroom, that I waited a half hour to use.... More

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Nice easy walk from our apartments. Has a more local feel since the areas has fewer major hotels and more apartments. Good restaurants and vendors too.

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Oceanside, New York
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
74 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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