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“Swimmable, enjoyable, laid-back!” 5 of 5 stars
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Arpoador
Av. Francisco Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Dallas
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“Swimmable, enjoyable, laid-back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We came here one day and then the next and then the next. It's one of the few, actually very swim able beaches in Rio. If you are not a good swimmer, you will ok here. We loved the view of the gigantic rocks that gave us that Carioca feel. This is also a great place for beginner surf lessons. My husband learn to surf with two different instructors here, and there were both friendly, patient and with enough English to take care of you. That's that... Nothing else to say, except, you will want to be back as soon as you leave.

Visited March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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41 reviews
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“See the surfers and walk on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

During summer and good sweel you have a nice left hand wave with nice pipes, or if the swell is low, the clear watters of the Atlantic welcomes you to a nice dive and some body surfing

Visited January 2012
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Baton Rouge, LA
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“Great waves!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This seems to be a "hot spot" where many Cariocas hang out! Surfers were out in the water, catching epic waves. Wonderful place to lay out your canga, get a caipirinha and people watch!

Visited November 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beatiful Sunset”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you are in Rio and have a chance, watch the sunset from this place. Probably one of my favorite spots in Rio, though sometimes and weekends can get too crowded.

Visited January 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Loves the neighbourhood!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I loved walking around in these areas. Very relaxed and everything that you need is available . A lot of nice rst, a lot of people walk straight out of the beach!!! Loved it !!!

Visited November 2012
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