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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 #34 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Beaches, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Type: Beaches, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Out of the three beaches (Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana), it was my favorite. I love all three for different reasons but Leblon beach is much calmer than Copacabana so if you are looking for a peaceful environment, look no further. Leblon is considered the most affluent neighborhood in Rio and it shows at the beach as well; the vibe is... More 

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Las Vegas
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13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After spending the first half of our vacation in Copacabana, we moved to Leblon to check out Leblon and Ipanema Beaches (they're actually one large beach/neighborhood split in half; together about the size of Copacabana). I actually preferred Copacabana more. Both areas are beautiful coastlines with huge beaches and stunning views, but the amenities in Copacabana were far better. Leblon... More 

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Austin, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Leblon is much more serene, easy going and private than Ipanema and Copacabana. No where near as crowded. Few, if any, vendors most days. Just, a lovely, semi-secluded beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Leblon beach is another wonderful beach in this marvellous city. The Leblon neighbourhood is the most expensive/ affluent district in Rio and maybe this is what is reflected in the beach. More quiet and high-end than the sisters Ipanema & Copacabana, it is a definite must visit while on your Rio trip!

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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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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