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Arpoador Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Arpoador Beach, Rio de Janeiro (must see)

The Arpoador is famous for having one of the most beautiful views in Rio de Janeiro. On one side, you can see the beaches of Ipanema and Leblon with Morro Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers Hill) in the background, while on the other, the beaches of Copacabana are in full view. As well as its beautiful view, the beach also has a green area where Brazilian and international artists present their skills. There are festivities and amenities for everyone to enjoy and many family-friendly activities, snack bars, and sporting courts. At the same time, it is a hub to all serious surfers.

Why You Should Visit:
Beautiful place to enjoy a spectacular sunset and also a walking distance from two other very famous beaches – Ipanema and Copacabana.

Tip:
Be sure to take a walk up the rocks as it is worth the overlook of the Rio beaches – and join the many locals taking in the view as well. Very safe.
Although the area is known for petty crime, you'll be just fine if you don't flash valuables such as jewelry, expensive cameras, and cellphones.
The best days to visit are around the autumn equinox when the sun sets right between the two peaks of Dois Irmãos.
Even if not in time for the equinox, the sunset here is one of the best you'll see! Check it out while having a caipirinha.

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Arpoador Beach on Map

Sight Name: Arpoador Beach
Sight Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sight Type: Other
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles

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