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Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Great Beach, Safest Area in Rio

I've been to Rio 6 times and only stay in Leblon...why?....because it is the most upscale, safest. and cleanest of the 3 Zonal Sul beach communities in my humble opinion. I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

At one end of Ipanema, it is more family and sports oriented because it sits in Rio's most affluent neighborhood. Tourists go more to Ipanema and to Copacabana. Leblon is kept a little more authentic. But it can suffers from pollution because of the direction of the bay's current.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been to Rio 6 times and only stay in Leblon...why?....because it is the most upscale, safest. and cleanest of the 3 Zonal Sul beach communities in my humble opinion. I have traveled solo on 5 of these occasions and never once felt threatened. I am able to walk back to my hotel from Restaurant Row late at night (with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Famous town beach. It is known as a haunt for famous people in Brazil. It has variety "gastronomica" with its restaurants. Also has many leisure options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Leblon beach is just on the other side of the drainage canal from ipanema, but, really, they are contiguous beaches for all practical purposes. Like Ipenama Beach, I prefer to skip Copacabana...it's overly touristy. Leblon has relatively more locals and more of everything you go to the beaches for in Brasil. Faux Pax: using traditional beach towels. Skip these and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Leblon is on par with Copacabana and Ipanema, and adjoins the two, yet Leblon is lesser known. You wont really find much of a difference as this beach can be just as hectic with people playing volleyball / football / a mixture of the two, so it's worth a visit as much as the others. It's right against the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of Rio Dr Janitors great beaches.lots to eat and drink, they come by every 5 minutes or so.huge expanse of ocean at your feet.keep jewelry, watches phones etc in safe at hotel come unadorned.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a gorgeous beach and extremely nice to be at. Long stretch of cleaner sand and good "barracas" tents with services for tourists. You can drink, eat and basically get whatever you need either at the beach or across from it. It is also friendly for children and right in the middle there is a baby park on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

i found the more west you travelled along the beach front the better it got. My preference is quiet and lots space for beaches. Here you could sit and relax. Also Leblon mall is so close. Its a hire end mall. My favorite store FARM is on the top floor. We would come in for a quick coffee and snack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Leblon beach, adjoining Copacabana & Ipanema beaches, may not be as well known and famous as the Copacabana beach, but it is similar to the adjoining Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The Leblon beach like the adjoining beaches is clean with a sidewalk along the adjoining road. The fairly wide beach sees a lot of activity in the form of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The city is crowded, but not as much as Ipanema or Copacabana. Policemen advised us to stay on Leblon, saying that the next beach, Ipanema, is getting worst and worst because of the ''pacification'' of the favelas. Kids and teenagers do 'arrastão' at the beach as a revenge of the pacifications by police (they arrive in a big gang and... More 

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