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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  • odd place, and that postcard sunset ... night lighting and plenty of coconut water
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  • One of the most remarkable sunsets you will ever see in your life, between the two brothers mountains it is just unbelievable. It is a ritual, everybody goes to the Arpoador Stone to wait the sunset a...  more »
  • As a kid I learned "alligator", way to go down the waves with 1 arm only, like surfing without Board, at the end of the beach a rock where many go up to see waves of the wave, next has the so-called Devil's Beach, beach small but dangerous There is also a square, where they make shows. Great place for Praia baths of day trips.
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