The neighbourhood of Leblon is located next to Ipanema between the Lagoon and the beach. It is known as the wealthiest and most upscale neighbourhood of the south zone of Rio de Janeiro. Leblon is chic, fashionable and exclusive which makes it the dream neighbourhood for most cariocas. If you are looking for luxury brands, fine dining restaurant and luxury accommodation. Leblon is definitely the place to be. Rua Dias Ferreira is the main shopping street in Leblon where you can find numerous fashion boutiques, fancy restaurants and 5-star hotels that are all designed with a focus on exclusivity and luxury to match with the society in this high class neighbourhood.
A large part of the neighbourhood consists of residential luxury buildings that are home to some of the most luxury properties in Rio de Janeiro. The charm and european vibe of the neighbourhood attracts many tourists and expats who are looking for luxury apartments or penthouses to rent during their stay in Rio de Janeiro.
Leblon beach is located next to Ipanema at the foot of the Two Brothers Hill. The beach is more quiet than Ipanema and attracts sophisticated upper class residents that live nearby. Leblon beach is specifically popular among families as it offers a special enclosed playground with toys for young children.
The Two Brothers Hill is a landmark of the city and it offers a fascinating landscape of Leblon and Ipanema from the top of its trail. If you want something less tiring, you can visit Mirante do Leblon (Leblon Outlook) where you will also find a beautiful landscape of both beaches or ride a bike around Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, where you will be able to have a great view over Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Leblon is the main hub for some of Rio de Janeiro’s most outstanding and fine-dining restaurants. If you are willing to pay a bit more for high quality and innovative concepts, you should definitely plan a visit to restaurant Zuka. Zuka is an extremely popular restaurant that has lines for both lunch and dinner. The kitchen is managed by Brazilian chef Ludmilla Soeiro who creates high standard culinary dishes inspired by the modern Brazilian cuisine.
We all know Brazil’s signature cocktail: The Caiprinha. Made with the local spirit cachaça, lime juice and loads of sugar. But, nowadays Rio de Janeiro’s cocktail scene is developing more and more and extends far beyond just Caipirinha’s. In Leblon, you should definitely visit the Academia da Cachaça, can enjoy a great selection of cachaça-based cocktails. If you are not the biggest fan of Cachaça, you should try Leblon’s innovative speakeasy cocktail bar Mixxing. At Mixxing, there is no set menu. Instead, the bartenders create innovative cocktail recipes from scratch that are based on the personal preferences of the visiting guests.
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