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“Clap for the sunset!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arpoador

Arpoador
Av. Francisco Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #27 of 590 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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“Clap for the sunset!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Arporador is a beach, but there's also a big rock jutting out into the water there, where people gather to watch the nightly sunset. It can get crowded (we were there on a Rio holiday) so arrive early for a good spot. But any place that provides applause for a sunset is tops in my book - and it was applause-worthy. Probably the second-best place to view the sunset (after Sugar Loaf.)

Visited November 2012
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“Arpoador Beach, Diabo Beach and the Rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The beach of Arpoador itself is a narrow strip on the East side of Ipanema. The beach changes names at cross-street Rua Francisco Otaviano. The rocks at the end of the beach offer a priviledged overlook to the beachs of Arpoador, Ipanema and Leblon on one side, and a strip of Copacabana Beach on the other. Diabo Beach is small and the rough waters are good for surfing, but it can be treacherous if you are not familiar with the undertow.

Visited September 2012
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“Top of Ipanema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

THis is the top end of Ipanema before you come to the Rocks and just around the corner is Copacabana - to be perfectly honest you wouldnt know this was a separate beach - just a continuation of Ipanema!! Would be a perfect place to watch the sunset!!!

Visited December 2011
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“Don't go, or else....(I even saw an assasinaton)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Arpoador is a good beach just to take a quick walk and going back. Whatever you do, dont get into the water or seat at that beach. It is in fact the beach of the people that lives in the Fabellas. I personally saw many robberies in that area, and even I personally saw a guy get shot by the police in the beach beacuse he was stealing. Go to Ipanema instead!!

Visited June 2012
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“Place to see the sunset !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The beach sits between two famous beaches. It is a very good place to see the sunset from. Try to be here around 5:30 pm itself so that you will not miss it. Recommend for all travelers to Rio, especially the romantic couples that love sunset...

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