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Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Stylish shops, great beach

The best of shopping and lifestyle. Then, walk down to the beach and enjoy a coconut on the beach, or a cool beer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The best of shopping and lifestyle. Then, walk down to the beach and enjoy a coconut on the beach, or a cool beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The best beach in rio without a doubt . It's clean, far less crowded than copacabana and much safer. It's in one of the safest area's in rio with some nice restaurant's and shopping all around. Most of the tourists head down to copacabana . One will find a lot more families and nicer crowd in leblon beach .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Leblon is lots of fun. Great beach, restaurants and pubs. Shopping Leblon is the best mall in town. The area around Dias Ferreira street is great to go at night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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