Between the Morro do Leme and Avenida Princesa Isabel
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
tel: +55 21 2217 7575 (Tourist Information)
The name given to the stretch of sand at the far end of Copacabana beach, Leme is quieter and less packed with tourists than the centre of the beach and the end that borders Aproador and Ipanema. Here you'll find some good-value hotels as well as decent seafood restaurants, and a beach scene dominated by families and sports-lovers. You'll need to take a bus or taxi if you want to visit Ipanema or Leblon at night, but there are some decent nightlife options nearby. Until midnight, Leme is handy for the Metro station at Cardeal Arcoverde, which runs into Centro, the Northzone, and the other end of Copacabana beach.