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Leblon Beach

Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #33 of 329 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Beaches, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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268 reviews 268 reviews
150 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Leblon is an excellent beach. If comparing to Copacabana and Ipanema, Leblon is probably the most low key and the 'high end' option in terms of the quality of stores and restaurants that surround it. However, make no mistake that although more laid back, Leblon is still a mid-city beach and doesn't lack for activity. It's crowded and active most... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Nothing really more to be said...everything you want is on hand and at your finger tips. As you would expect its lively but there is plenty of room.

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I stayed at the Sofitel in Ipanema and overlooked the beach all week. From my hotel to the end of the beach was 1.5km of sugar sand. The sand is so soft that it feels like you are walking on sugar. It is very safe to walk along the road or along the beach. Morning, afternoon and evening there are... More

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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120 reviews 120 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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32 helpful votes 32 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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