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At Ipanema´s farthest point from Copacabana, a small canal marks the division between Praia do Ipanema and Praia do Leblon. Flanked by the towering Dois Irmaos (two brothers) mountains and with... Read More
At Ipanema´s farthest point from Copacabana, a small canal marks the division between Praia do Ipanema and Praia do Leblon. Flanked by the towering Dois Irmaos (two brothers) mountains and with waters that are slightly calmer than elsewhere on this stretch of sand, Leblon beach is a popular spot with the wealthy families that live in this most exclusive of neighborhoods It is also popular with locals living in the favela that cling to the mountainside, and the very different social groups create an interesting beach scene. the simple bars along the beachfront are a good place for a caipirinha and a spot of people-watching at any time of the day or night.
Praia do Leblon
Rio de Janeiro,
- Beach Bars: "The sculpted bodies of the local residents also catch the eye, and beach goers of both genders will note that this spot is frequented by some of the most toned, tanned and terrific beach bodies to be seen anywhere in this city of supernaturally good looking people."
- Best for Beach Bars Because: There are a handful of beach kiosks here, all serving ice cold beer, caipirinhas and snacks with a stunning beach backdrop.