Pedra do Arpoador, Rio de Janeiro

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Take an evening walk to Pedra do Arpoador to see a spectacular change of colors as the sun sets over the calm ocean. This part of the coast is noted for being one of the finest urban surfing spots in the country, with a rock outcrop famous for creating breakers up to 3 m (10 ft) high. Keep in mind that because of its metropolitan location, the beach does get extremely crowded with very competitive surfers. Strong riptides allow a very small take-off point, so only locals and visiting experts have a real shot at surfing here. Casual tourist can enjoy views of the beach from a long seaside pathway, which is dotted with small alfresco cafés, where you sit down for a relaxing meal at sunset. Before you head to Rio de Janeiro, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Pedra do Arpoador.
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  • I was only in passing in arpoador. Still the same. I found a little crowd and many policemen. For a good side to inhibit the brigandage, but inhibits the spontaneity of the tourists. A nice place that should be visited, especially at sunset of arpuador .... a long time ago it was very good, but nowadays ... take care. Enjoy yourself.
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  • Has a great view of the for and i sunrise. Too bad that this kind of dangerous. But fantastic solid
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  • The beach of Arpoardor days of clear water is stunning, climb the rocks and see the morro dos Dois Irmãos to the bottom, beautiful landscape! And to the other side you can see Copacabana. Watch the rounds!
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  • Great escape from the city hustle which lies between Ipanema and Copacabanna..where you can view the beach stretch from Leblon to Leme..and also watch the sunset if you have the time..
  • You got to check this place out when around the area. The landscape is magnificent! Climb up the rock (~2 minutes to the top) and take some awesome pics. (Just check policemen presence nearby before handling any expensive gear here. If there is, you're alright)
  • Beautiful to see Rio and the "Zona Sul" beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon) Sometimes it is a little dirty.
  • Fantastic place to view the sunset on the beach, great for pictures too. Highly recommended
  • my favourite place in rj.... Beautiful view, amazing sunset