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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Quiet and very beatifull place. Very close to Copacabana. Have nice restaurants. The beach is not crowd.

Quiet and very beatifull place. Very close to Copacabana. Have nice restaurants. The beach is not crowd.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet and very beatifull place. Very close to Copacabana. Have nice restaurants. The beach is not crowd.

Thank Oswaldo F
Perth, Australia
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947 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the eastern end of Copacabana & as such is very similar however Ave Atlantic having no through traffic here it is a little quieter & more intimate

Thank Darrel J
Shanghai, China
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47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Leme beach is beautiful, a bit less crowded than its prosecution, the famous Copacabana beach. When I lived in Rio de Janeiro I enjoyed very much this beach. There is a number of nice restaurants and cafe' just facing the beach.

Thank Maxbirsa
Santiago, Chile
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157 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to get away from the crowd of Ipanema and Copacabana, this is the place to be. However the downside is you do not get to see nor experience the real vibe of Rio.

Thank Jonathan L
Reading, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Part of Copacabana but at the Northern ends and quieter. Still nice beach but good restaurant's around this area. the street one back from the sea front has some nice cheap places to eat full of locals.

Thank tmbobSlough
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We loved it here. It's really worth to come to this place and enjoy the atmosphere. It was full of locals, having fun, dancing and drinking and everyone was happy.

Thank Marian1430
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,727 reviews
813 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 725 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Quite a different feel from Copacobana both for the beach and the surrounding streets. Much smaller than Copacabana as it only goes two streets back from the beach. The two best parts of Leme for me were the Gaia Art & Café and the 'Our lady of the Rosary' Church in Rua General Ribeira do Costa. The former has a... More 

1 Thank Albywon
Skipton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Great sandy beach with lots of places to stop, have a beer and watch the football training - late afternoon. Ideal after a day's sightseeing. Claen and safe during daylight hours.

Thank PaulineW999
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Nice, calm and beautiful neighbourhood to stay when traveling to Rio. The beach is great, the streets are safe day and night, and it's close to most of the touristic places in Rio.

1 Thank Fekroll
Sao Paulo, SP
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363 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Dirty and stinky beach. No safety place. Watch out with thieves! I do not recommend you visit there.

1 Thank KINO K

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