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Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #10 of 479 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Neighborhoods
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Sao Paulo, Sp
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Arpoador is in the intersection from Ipanema beach and Copacabana - it is a place for locals to see the Sunset or sip "caipirinha" in front of the beach. Used to be a beach for surfers now it's everyone's place.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We did not experience a sunset here, but we did experience what I thought was the prettiest view from those rocks. Looking across Ipanema and Leblon beaches from the rocks is just beautiful. Wish I had taken a sarong and drinks to have stayed longer. You must visit. We proceeded to walk all the way to the end of Copacabana... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You can easily get to Arpoador from Ipanema beach, and it's definitely worth the walk. Hundreds of people - both locals and tourists - make their way up here every night to take in the sunset. It's a gorgeous place, and you should get there a little early to explore the rocks before the hoards of people arrive and the... More

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Eze, France
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are around Ipanema and it is the end of the day, you have to go to the Arpoador Rock (you will see anyhow everyone is going there). The view is just great and the atmosphere is so laid back. I enjoyed people thanking the Sun in a big applause, a great memory.

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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A pretty cool area of the beach. The rocks at the end are a good sunset spot. The caipirinhas are strong. There's also an outdoor gym. You'll see teams practicing football on the beach. Quieter here than further along.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Arpoador is situated between Copacabana and Ipanema at Posto 7. A lot of people climb the rocks to watch the sunset from there and it is one of the best places I have ever watched the sun set.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Breathtaking view of the city! Must visit when in Rio! Situated at the end of Copacabana Beach and the start of Ipanema Beach, this spot is a recommended visit for sunset for amazing scenery!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This beach is at the corner between Ipanema & Praia do Diabo/ Copacabana beaches. As it's waves are much higher than the other beaches, you find that the end of this beach closer to Copa/ Diabo is more for the surfers. However the end closer to Ipanema is suitable for swimming. Beautiful view from atop the rock (Pedra do Arboador)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Arpoador is the best spot to sit and watch the sunset in Rio! Most people go and sit on the big rocks on the corner. You can bring your guitar if you have one and you may see other musicians playing there too. It's also a great meeting spot as it's so central to everything.You can get a beer or... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It's a stunning spot this, just at the end of Ipanema beach. There is also a wonderful yoga class here, 3 days a week at 7am, Mon, Weds & Fri, weather permitting. Sunset views from here are legendary, particularly during the summer months. It's also very dramatic on cloudy and stormy days if that's your thing. There is a great... More

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