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Leblon Beach

Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #37 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Beaches, Lookouts
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Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
47 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Love this beach! All the loveliness of Ipanema and Copacabana, but not as crowded. Closer to the two brothers so really nice view. You'll still have the amenities like chairs/umbrella, showers, and all the food and drink you can consume brought to you, but not the chaos (not that that's bad!). Suggestions: order beer from your chair guy. They will... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Leblon's beach is definetly one of the most famous spots whithin Rio's urban area. It's a beautiful beach, situated in a whelthy neighbourhood, but you must whatch out for robbery and overpricing (like basically anywhere in Rio). Avoid buying food or beverage on the beach, just buy it in any supermarket nearby and take it out. You'll have a much... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Leblon is less accessible for the main locals population, due to lack of underground stops probably which end at Copacabana. So its a lot less crowded! There are of course many hotels with tourists, however in November when I visited Rio, it was just perfect! The beach is clean, nice! The only problem is something that is equal for all... More

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la jolla,ca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Leblon is the wealthiest neighborhood in Brazil. It is one of the few beach-front areas in Rio where people live in houses rather than condos. From 1900-2005 Leblon beach was unsafe and the residents used Ipanema. Today Leblon is as safe as Ipanema and an ideal beach for families. Between Leblon and Ipanema there is an area called the Garden... More

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Curitiba, PR
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I love Rio de Janeiro and the Copacabana beach, but my favovite place is Leblon beach. It's safe, there're many bars and restaurants,beautiful people and it's no so far from other sigthseeing of the city

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Nice place, clean ans looks safe, beautifull with nice people, good places to eat, not at the beach I mean the surrondings.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

After years of hearing about all the fuss of Copacabana beach, I much preferred the serenity of the Leblon and the activities at night. It is in effect the same stretch of coastline, but very different, and not as hectic with all the traffic, The restaurant and bars are also much nicer than those in Copacabana as they can take... More

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very nice beach with lots of people and safe feeling. You can rent chairs easily and inexpensively and there is lots of the "foot volleyball" going on.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

It's much more upmarket and less touristy here than Copacabana but the beach is just as nice and a great place to chill out - I know this because I live just across the road and just a few blocks in from the beach you have access to the best restaurants and shopping in Rio - if you want the... More

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

For a less touristy beach Leblon is the option.. The water is chilly and usually rough, its great for sunbathing whenever theres good weather!

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