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“Swimmable, enjoyable, laid-back!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arpoador Beach

Arpoador Beach
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #28 of 583 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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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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37 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“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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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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