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Leblon Beach
Leblon Beach

Leblon Beach

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Avenida Ataulfo de Paiva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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In the 19th century, Frenchman Charles Leblon owned the what is now one of Rio’s most affluent neighborhoods and fabulous beaches. Today, the area owns the name of Leblon, where you’ll find swanky ... Read more
bars and nightclubs, scantly clad bathing beauties, and the homes of the rich and famous. Similarities are often made between this beach and its neighbor, Ipanema, however, Leblon is usually quieter and more exclusive.

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Angra Dos Reis, Brazil

The best neighbohood in Rio de Janeiro, most peacefull beaches and great view!

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

My favourite beach in Rio! It’s les crowded then Copacabana and Ipanema and also way cleaner. Plenty of place to go for a swim, get a tan or watch beautiful people passing by.

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The most expensive square meter of Rio brings together the beach and the classic and sophisticated residences with a busy nightlife

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The best beach! Its really cozy as its not so big and really family friendly due to the "baixo bebê".

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Alongside Ipanema, Leblon is one of the most famous beaches and neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. Very popular also between families with kids. You'll find a lot to do around here, not only a beautiful beach, but gastronomy, cultural activities, shopping and sports!

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Leblon is not as touristy compared to Copacabana and has a more low key vibe. There are upscale bars and clubs to keep an expat or local busy for the rest of the night.

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New York City, New York State, USA

A great section of the beach and the neighborhood with the best restaurants. It is also likely the safest area in Rio as well.

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Renton, Washington, USA

Leblon is a fun a dynamic district with its own style of little bars, cafe's and restaurants. Each district has a favorite place to watch a game, watch people and eat garlic chicken and the COLDEST beer you have ever drank consistantly!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful safe beaches and friendly locals. You can rent anything you need at the beach and also do a bit of shopping so bring some cash. Be careful if you need to swim and leave your personal items unattended, but this is one of the safest beaches in Rio....with the best looking people too!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Didn't find any Leblon Cachaca here! Oh, oops that's probably a brand that's sold in the States! This beach is a lot more low key, housing may be cheaper here as well. Ideal spot for seclusion.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Leblon is an affluent neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is also the name of the local beach. The neighbourhood is located in the southern zone of the city, between Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Morro Dois Irmãos and the Jardim de Alá channel, bordering the Gávea, Ipanema, Lagoa and Vidigal neighbourhoods.

The neighbourhood was named after a 19th century French businessman, Charles Leblon, who owned the area.

Is is located west of Ipanema. In the north, it is bordered by Gávea and, in the west, by a towering hill called Dois Irmãos, which translates as "two brothers", because of its split peak.

Leblon is similar to Ipanema but even more exclusive, being the home of rich and famous people. The beach is quieter and more relaxed than the hip and trendy beach of Ipanema.

Leblon is known for being a very cosmopolitan neighbourhood, with a lively nightlife across its bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

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Foster City, California, USA

Leblon is just next to Ipanema, further down the same stretch of the beach. Leblon neighborhood is located in the southern zone of the city and it is an affluent neighborhood.

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New York State

Ipanema and Leblon are the places to be in Rio. The rest of the city ranges from run-down to scary.

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Local from Rio de Janeiro

Great beach, less busy then Ipanema & Copacabana. The beach is in the summer time less with direct sunlight (so if your late at the beach better go more towards Ipanema, and do not sit near Marina Hotel where the shadow often makes you move your chair all the time ;o) - By the way great news: There is Free Wifi on all beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) it's called "Orla Digital" no password needed though once and a while the signal drops (even when you drive in a cab near the beach you often can log in )))

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London

This is the hip, classy neighborhood in Rio, with all the shops, and restaurants. This is where the locals hang out, away from the tourists.

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Napa, California, USA

Southern extension of Ipanema district. This area is actually the cutest, and has the better restaurant/shopping options of the three main beach areas most tourists go to (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon). If I come back to Rio, this is the area I would stay in.

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The next beach after Ipanema Beach.

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Its a bit far , I would recommend Ipanema or Copacabana

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Beautiful sunsets in the summer!

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San Francisco, California

One of the most famous beaches in Rio. Full of beautiful people.

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