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Arpoador Beach

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Ranked #24 of 488 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Beaches
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Please, do not leave the city without enjoy a sunset here. This is the best part of your travel in Brazil, for sure! During summer time, it happens ~07:00pm. Schedule your time and enjoy here.

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Gramado, RS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you want to watch the best sunset in Rio, this is the meeting point. Definately you won't be disappointed. The mix of sea, mountain and sun. It is just breathtaking!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perfect beach for surfing, swiming, sunbathing, and sunset watching from the rocks on the left side of the beach. Get there 10-15 minutes before sunset and go to the rocks all the way out into the ocean. The view of Ipanema beach is gorgeous.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The beach located at the far left hand of Ipanema called Arpoador is the place to go if you like surfing, alternative crowd and a nice beach scene. The big rook cliff that decorate this beach is the best spot to catch the sunset! (summer around 19:30, winter around 17:30) go to enjoy a beer or a spliff and watch... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Perfect place to go at 5.30pm with a picnic to enjoy the sunset. Or you could sit at kioski 8 where they make delicious caiprinias.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A perfect sunset view (especially in summer), and the kind of place you can go to wash away anything that's stressing you out. It's the kind of place where you can find peace even amidst a crowd.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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409 reviews 409 reviews
197 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

During Summer months, Arpoador Beach offers cariocas and visitors the probably most beautiful Sunset in the whole Rio de Janeiro. Between 7:30 and 8:00 PM, the sun will softly and sweetly touch the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, in a magical and touching moment. People gather on the rocks of Arpoador ("Pedra do Arpoador", in Portuguese) and wait for this... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

It has a beautiful natural scenery and calm water. The sunset is classical at this point. However it is a place you have to be careful, since it is a very popular spot for robering

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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
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168 reviews 168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Just a walkway separates a row of buildings from this lovely beach. Go there to watch the sunset. Very recommendable

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Turin, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

If goes in right day, hour and weather, is perfect. Other time is always full. Early, during the week, out of summer? it's a Rio's paradise...

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