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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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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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New Delhi, India
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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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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Paraisopolis, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I really enjoyed that beach a lot. I was near the 11 entrance. That's really nice and calm. If you want to go there with your family, Thats the place you should go to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Leblon beach is beautiful (of course all of Rio's beaches are beautiful) but Leblon is less hectic & more classy atmosphere. Be sure to have a fresh young coconut at one of the cabana's. Wonderful! Leblon neighborhood is one of the highest end areas in Rio. There are two malls within a couple of blocks from the beach --... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On my days where I wanted to have a beach day, I came here since it was a 10 minute walk from my rental. I went on a Monday/Tuesday and it was on the slow side. Again, there was trash on the beach and in the water. Other than that vendors left me alone and wasn't hounded much. It is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hot weather great people generally safe you best rent some chairs and unbrealla cost you around real 15/ day I stayed in the same spot bring a good ebook/ book apart from people watching swimming and relating not much else to do

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Leblon Beach is the furthest beach in the western end of Zona Sul and as such experiences a smaller number of tourists than it's larger siblings to the east, namely Ipanema and Copacabana. It is also a smaller beach and not serviced by as many hotels and restaurants as its eastward neighbors. That said it is also the most residential... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While our family of 7 (2 kids in the group) has enjoyed being in Rio for this special occasion, be forewarned that everything you do will involve waiting in very, very long lines in the 105 degree heat! Kids get hungry and thirsty and the wait at most every restaurant seemed quite long. Surprisingly, very few people speak English, even... More 

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