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Leblon Beach

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Address: Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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When I return to Rio I will definitely stay in Leblon - it has a beautiful beach and safe streets with great restaurants and bars

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Didem P
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I return to Rio I will definitely stay in Leblon - it has a beautiful beach and safe streets with great restaurants and bars

Thank Didem P
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leblon's beach shares the same shore with Ipanema but is alot less crowded. It's mainly a local's beach. The sand coast is quite small, and there is a good volume of waves. There are usually people playing: beach-voley, futvoley, and beachtennis besides doing exercise. Leblon is one of the trendiest neighborhood in town, after the beach you can go for... More 

Thank André M
Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Ipanema but just cut by a headland, going out of the city, the Sharaton Hotel is right on this beach a perfect holiday spot but not easy to commute it's a spot to stay

Thank Sue S
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful beach in the nicest area of Rio. Lots of restaurants nearby, along with subway stations 2 blocks away. Good food and drink right on beach. If you are into working out, there are nice mini-gyms every 1/4 mile or so along the beach

Thank George M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leblon is a high-end neighborhood and the beach matches it's attitude. Mostly locals with few vendors and shops. It is very quiet and serene. Bring your own drinks and food.

Thank Alexandra F
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Probably the worst place to swim in Rio. The effluent from the favela's empties straight on to this beach, yet this is were the most expensive apartments are.

Thank Pearl_Yellow_Star
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A quiet neighborhood, with one of the greatest beaches of the city. The variety of nice restaurants is big. Local artists usually live here

Thank Marcelo_Mohr
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Good beach but needs toilets. Pleasant walk along to other beaches. Clean and love the outdoor gyms.

Thank willden-12
Monticello, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

There were so many people out and about, walking, picnicking, playing volleyball. It was the "spot to be" with lots of restaurant choices.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

If the sound of people trying to sell you drinks and tat is ruining your relaxing beach experience; head to Leblon. While there are still traders marketing their goods, they number significantly fewer than those found on Copacabana. Sand and surf is much the same. Probably slightly more expensive, but not really noticeable. Go for the quietness (relatively speaking).

Thank Andy N

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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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