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Walked over to this beach from my hotel. The beach is expansive and clean. There u surfing if anyone is interested. Waves are bigger later in the day. There was a festival going on so it was quite busy. Traffic was barred from street so...More
Beach adjacent to some of the most expensive real estate in Rio. Well maintained. Was not very crowded the day we were there but there were several surfers catching the early spring season waves. Immediately to the East is the more famous Ipanema Beach. Just...More
While most tourists stay in hotels in and therefore go to Copacabana / Leme beach, locals prefer the beach of Ipanema / Leblon. In reality one 3.5km stretch of beach, with the canal of Jardim de Allah dividing Ipanema from Leblon. Arpoador is surfer oriented...More
Personally a much better bet than Copacabana - more intimate.
Hire a bike in Leblon, and cycle all way along to end of Copacabana and back - good work out. Just make sure you dont run anyone over - stepping out into the cycle path...More
In Rio, the beaches (or rather the people that go to them) mirror the neighborhoods behind them.
In Leblon, the beach scene is a bit older, laid-back and family oriented. The beaches in Rio have lifeguard towers with bathrooms called ‘postos’. In Leblon, the beaches...More
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.