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Arpoador

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #14 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Neighborhoods, Outdoors
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Type: Neighborhoods, Outdoors

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Porto Alegre, RS
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This sunset is so beautiful, it receives applause from spectators most days. If no one claps, be sure to be the one to start it. It's a fun experience.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Personally, for me, it's a five star attraction, but I don't think it's so for most people, specially in a city with so marvelous places. A beach and a rock in one end of Leblon and Ipanema beaches. Surfists, seagulls, sea air. The new statue of Tom Jobim in the limit of Ipanema beach. And no cars.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Too bad I didn´t spend the day with my boyfriend because the sunset was so beautiful it deserved a kiss to go along with it! People clapped as the sun descended over the mountain I was told is called Two Brothers.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We walked from Ipanema to see the sunset. It is a beautiful beach, great view of Ipanema. It was funny to see people sitting, like in a theatre, all facing the same direction to watch a natural daily event of sunset. On the sun went down everybody clapped , like we were in a show. It was windy and I... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Its a nice walk from the Copacabana beach, and the view from the hillock is beautiful. Although I didn't spend time there during the sunset, the place is famous for its spectacular sunset views.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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43 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arpoador beach is at the very beginning of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro It is a preferred spot for surfers, as it generally has big waves. Walking along the seashore and on the hilly area nearby is also pleasurable, but take care not to fall (rough sea below). there you have some food quiosks and a few blocks you... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Arpoador was once heaven for all, with a nice romantic history where everyone could sit there and stare the sea and meditate for hours and relax. Today it´s a place where drug addicts and the drug dealers do their business, a place where vandals do pishing and their phisiological necessities all over the place, the place where all tourist and... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All the " cariocas", people from Rio, go to Arpoador Beach in the Summertime to watch the sunset. Around 6:00 pm, the crowd starts, a lot of tourists and brazilians as well go there to worship the sunset with a standing ovation. Really beautiful !!!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really love this since i was teenager. There is a beautiful view and a wonderful atmosphere with a lot young people doing sports. I love to go at the end of the day and see the sunset.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I really found nothing special in this place... Its another place to see while you're walking by... don't waste time if you are not around.

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