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. A visit to Pedra do Arpoador represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Rio de Janeiro trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Very nice beach in Ipanema, less people, great waves, close to Arpoador Hotel where you can have a drink in their stunning view terrace. 
    Very nice beach in Ipanema, less people, great waves, close to Arpoador Hotel where you can have a drink in their stunning view terrace.  more »
  • Beautifully shaped between rocks, this beach, aka Devil's beach is one of the best surf spots abroad, also this beach is more reserved and romantic. 
    Beautifully shaped between rocks, this beach, aka Devil's beach is one of the best surf spots abroad, also this beach is more reserved and romantic.  more »
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  • Great place for sunset or sunrise, it gets a little crowded though
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