The watch the sunset from Arpoador is a tradition in Rio. The beach is also a good place to surf and very calm during the week. You can see Ipanema beach from one side and Copacabana beach from the other. It is a place to visit and take a break.
Between Ipanema and Copacabana beaches which makes it a little quieter, if there is a Northerly wind blowing, this beach will be better protected.
Being there just before sunset, everyone just seat and wait for the sun perform the best sunset I ever saw
It is the far right side of Ipanema Beach, its small, and sort of separate from the rest of the beach. It gets its name from the Arpoador rock that is there and divides the beaches.
stayed here and a really nice location between the 2 main beaches in Rio. Busy enough without the bustle and hustle, a great option to decide whether to stay put, go left or go right ;) can just stay put and relax.......