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Avenida Francisco Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-050, Brazil
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Avenida Francisco Bhering, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed watching the sunset at Arpoador. I found that it was very calming and nice. People started gathering around at 4-5pm and the sun would set around 5.30pm. If you have a partner it is a very romantic place to just sit and...More

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Muito bom fazer um por do sol con uma menina!!! We can see the surfers all the day very nice !! Ipanema est la meilleure plage de Rio

Thank Axel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the main sunset spot people come to in Rio. There is a good reason for that as sunset here is absolutely spectacular. I highly recommend doing it at least once while in Rio, the beach is pretty good as well.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

all the young folks gather to watch the sunset. food and drink vendors on the rocks with you. one night i was there, saxophonist played the whole time. lots of friendly stray cats. loved the vibe, went back a second time.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a Brazilian music that says: "It is like going to Arpoador and not see the sea". It is a must see; enjoy the beach (avoid the Sundays, very crowded) or just be there for a while, to contemplate everything. Following a specific beach...More

Thank danielhorapaco
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we came there to the sun set it was so nice...a very impressive view...we really enjoy...it doesn't take long but it's beatiful

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

That is simply the best view you will have of the city at sunset time. Quite amazing really. Dozens of people gather there.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Warm sunset moment surrounded by people from all over gathered on the beach or strolling the wide famous sidewalk to see the majestic star fade away on the ocean! Grateful clapping can be heard all around!

Thank agnesroy
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Arpoador is known to be the tip of Ipanema Beach in Rio. Many are not aware that at night , though you have to be careful, the rocks and sand portions, and a deck in which a park is located, is open for visitors. The...More

Thank BrazilCarnivalcomBR
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Take a stroll in Ipanema Beach , reach The Arpoador Stone, seat there facing the Morro Dois Irmãos and watch the most beatful sunset ever!

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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I have been here for sunset but is this a good place to also watch the sunrise? If so is it busy/ safe at this time of the morning?
February 16, 2016|
Response from PaulDixon_12 |
It is never safe. Rio is never safe.
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