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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  • Beach with a beautiful landscape. To view the sunset! Easy access! You can see the mount two brothers!!!
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  • The beach is beautiful to live! Real postcard. Still waters, clean sand and the brief climb on the rocks offers an incredible view. Too beautiful!
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  • Is a wonderful place, usually calmer waters, magnificent sunset, one of the best places in town ... but on holidays, holidays and Sundays, too scary, you have to be careful, the freguência gets very complicated, thefts and robberies appearing ...
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  • 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 awesome pics. (Just check policemen presence nearby before handling any expensive gear here. If there is, you're alright) Before I forget: this is an incredible place to watch the sunset during the summer. You can't miss it!
  • Easily one of the best places to catch the sunset or sunrise... But be prepared, hundreds and hundreds of people know this to. When we arrived at 6.30pm, we were greeted by about 500 hundred people all around the rock and beach ready to take photos. Mind you, there is plenty of space for everyone so it's still worth coming!
  • Easily one of the best views in the world, with the view of dois irmãos hills through Ipanema beach. The view is good, at practically at any time of day, but it becomes amazing as the sun goes down and through the sunset.
  • A cool and free thing to check out in Rio if you are near the area. At sunset to view of Ipanema beach is breath taking. It is probably on some list somewhere for being a top romantic stop in the city. Do it!
  • This place is in the way between Copacabana and Ipanema. The sunset view is truly amazing, one of the best spots to watch sunseting. It's not very crowd and it's a safe place to go. There is a small beach on the left of Arpoador called Praia do Diabo, it's usually crowd, but it's safe and more quiet than Copacabana or Ipanema.

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Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro cover as diverse a spectrum as the city itself. At the top end, you can find plenty of luxury hotels along the beaches of Zona Sul, the city's southern zone, which includes the renowned Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. For something to suit a budget, but with good beach access, look around the less crowded neighborhoods of Catele and Flamengo. If you want to stay as centrally as possible, without feeling like you're in a business district, look for lodgings in the colorful, bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
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