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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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beautiful sunset

this is a lovely place for run and watch the sunset. lot of beautiful girls doing jogging :) This is the perfect place because you are between copacabana and ipanema

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

this is a lovely place for run and watch the sunset. lot of beautiful girls doing jogging :) This is the perfect place because you are between copacabana and ipanema

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Franca, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Go for the sunset. Be eraly to get the best spots on the rock. From there you can also see Copacabana beach and Ipanema beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you just have one night in Rio, make sure you come down here to watch the sunset! We have been back twice now as it is such a great way to take in the scenery and Rio vibe. The first time we perched ourselves on the rock - the second time we sat by the lifeguard tower (which was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This area between at one end of Ipanema is not that interesting. I prefer Copacabana beach, despite it being really touristic.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Best Beach in Rio. Forget Copacabana or Ipanema. Head here right away. Lots of room with soft white sand.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I hesitate to write too much about this place. The little neighborhood of Arpoador is situated in between Ipanema and Copacabana, but it's not the neighborhood that makes this place special. It's the rocky point on which locals go at sunrise and sunset, spreading their arms wide, greeting the sun during its passage, with a great view both east and... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Being on Arpoador rock is very special and magical. The sensation of wonder as everyone gathers there at the end of the day is undescribable. The city´s natural beauty is unrivalled. There is nothing to dislike. Don´t get nervous when people mention crime. Everybody walks around with cameras and phones, watches and jewellry. There are enough policemen in Arpoador to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

These are the only two reasons to go to Arpoador, but they're both worth it. Watching the locals catch waves in the afternoon while sitting on the rocks is a fun break from fighting off the salespeople on the beaches next door, and getting the best sunset in Rio once the afternoon fades away, without having to move locations, is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just an amazing sunset experience! So beautiful that it is applauded every day! By far the most beautiful in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Aproador is on the point between two great beaches - Copacabana and Ipanema and is definitely the place to be at sunset. It can be very busy on the rocks but well worth the effort. A stroll along Copacabana is nice or alternatively into the sun at Ipanema.

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