|at a glance||
the first portion of what geographically might seem like copacabana beach is in fact a different beach, called praia do leme (leme's beach). right by rua ancheieta, lifeguards' station posto 1 is located at the beginning of leme's beach, at the base of the hill by the same name, the morro do leme. the border between copacabana beach and leme beach, is marked by avenida princesa isabela, the avenue where most of the traffic turns to head toward botafogo and the center of town. on the beach at posto 1, the crowds are typically mostly local residents, families, and some recreational fishermen along the path on the side of the beach - posto 1 is not much visited by foreign tourists.