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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  • It is famous for beautiful Sunrise and sunset that is applauded by many. The arpoador rock is very famous among the tourists just so you can watch the sunrise or the sunset high and there's easy access both for adults as kids. Yields beautiful photos. A nice walk to do in a visit to Rio
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  • Very quiet place, a different vibe, where people seek to enjoy nature and your natural beauty, together with the beach of Ipanema and Leblon which help enough for this landscape becomes unique and beautiful.
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  • The beach is beautiful and well policed. At the arpoador rock you can follow one of the most beautiful by Sun from Brazil. Recommend
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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