Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Arpoador beach is situated in the southern section of Rio de Janeiro, on a diminutive peninsula that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. Commanding splendid views of the ocean, the beach is distinguished for its sandy terrain and is recognized as a preeminent surfing destination, renowned for its role in the propagation of surfing culture throughout Rio de Janeiro. Travelers visiting the area are able to witness the breathtaking sunset by ascending the Arpoador rock formation, which culminates in an enthusiastic round of applause from those enchanted by the magical ambiance of the evening.
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Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight that the beach is a great place to watch the sunset, with vendors selling drinks to enjoy while relaxing. Visitors generally love the location but complain about the crowds and occasional smell of human urine.

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