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 trip planner , to make sure you see all that Rio de Janeiro has to offer, including Pedra do Arpoador.
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  • A beautiful beach near Copacabana and Ipanema. Watch the waves. Lovely to see the sunset of the stones.
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  • beautiful beach , it has a trail from where you can see tijuca mountains and Ipanema beach , such a beautiful beach  more »
  • The best option to spend the day, the water is much cleaner calm that in Copacabana the sunset is magnificent
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  • Five stars for being a natural area that provides a sensational panoramic view. Site that should be included in the tourist itinerary list, mainly to enjoy the sunset. Take certain precautions regarding local security. On rocks it is dangerous, especially in heights. Children should be present from their parents. The place and the view is beautiful, I also emphasize the precautions.
  • It is really smelly and shady getting to the top. They have rescue cats up here but I didn't see any. The view is very good and it was fun to walk down Ipanema beach and then scale this rock face. We then walked on towards Copacabana beach. Be careful and be aware of your surroundings here.
  • Beautiful place, organized and easy access (not wheel chair accessible though). Also not very well shielded, you have to follow the trail to the end of the stone. To get back, you have to remember the path, but it's only about 100m not enough to get lost.
  • Very nice view on Ipanema beach, good spot for making pictures. Be carefull about slippery rocks and definitely don't go there during night.
  • Beautiful spot to watch the sunset...it gets crowded in a clear day during the warm season, so it's not a quiet and romantic spot. Find a seat and join the crowds in cheering for nature's show.
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