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Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Went there for the 1st time with a friend. We wanted to go to a nice beach with beautiful people, safe but not crowded. And it was great! We were in between the Posto 11 and 12... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for the 1st time with a friend. We wanted to go to a nice beach with beautiful people, safe but not crowded. And it was great! We were in between the Posto 11 and 12 almost in front of Marina hotel. Nice view of "Morro dois irmãos".

Thank Elisa N
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time to stay in this part of Rio and really happy with my choice. Maybe it's not busy season but it seems to be mostly local people on the beach this weekend. I'm truly enjoying a really relaxing weekend here in Leblon.

Thank Camila120428
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the place to be if you are on a budget $$$ The beach is polluted... Barra is a much better option!!

Thank Little_World2012
Stratford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with my beautiful girl friend in 2013 after Carnival. We stayed at a hotel off of Ipanema but walked the entire westward sandy coast before the surf blocked our way. Leblon is just to the west of Ipanema. It's sort of the same beach, just separated by a small canal to the lagoon of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Beautiful... More 

Thank Gunksman
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my preferred beaches in Rio, despite reading horror stories regarding the location before we went, we found the atmosphere great and the locals charming. We went a few times as part of my families 1 month visit to Brazil during the Olympics.

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

a longer walk from the hotel a continuation of Copacabana beach look back along the bay good photo shot

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Same beach. Actually. If you think about it. But not quite. Things have changed a lot. There was a time when Ipanema was hype and Leblon was Hip. Inflation has taken its tow. And this is now totally hyper inflated. Water condition can be very hazardous. Just check the slums nearby and think were all their waste waters goes in.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This beach is in the most expensive part of Rio. The food restaurant reflects that. Very nice place for a walk on the beach. The boundary with Ipanema is a canal which feeds a lake. Recommended. View is wonderful.

Thank Rodney C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Praia de Leblon is the other end of Praia de Ipanema, but closer to Morro Dois Irmãoes. It's more quiet than Praia de Ipanema and Praia de Copacabana.The beach her it's a more classy beach with more locals, less tourist and beachsellers. It's good place to spend a sunny and relaxing day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is the other end of the Ipanema beach and is usually less crowded. The tourists and sellers are predominant in the Ipanema end of the beach. Leblon usually has more of the crowd from people living nearby and is far more calmer. But it is certainly not easy to find chairs here, so its advisable to carry something to... More 

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In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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