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Why locals love it

Arpoador is a small peninsula located between Copacabana and Ipanema. On its right side there is the Arpoador stone that separates Arpoador from Ipanema beach. It's one of our favorite beach points! And it is possible to go to the beach after 8pm because there's a special lightning.

Why you should visit it

Check the breaking waves on the left side and on Ipanema's side, you'll have a breathtaking view on the sunset.
It's considered special as during the midsummer you are able to enjoy the sun setting over the sea (a rare event in the Brazilian coast) right next to the Two Brothers hill.

Special tip

Packed on weekends, especially on Sundays. Try to go during the week.

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The sunset is wonderful !
Ana Maria
February 27, 2019
Best sunset
July 31, 2018
Be there during sunset, it is amazing!
October 2, 2017
Simply the most beautiful sunset in Rio – perhaps, in the world
Local Ambassador
September 27, 2016
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