Praia do Arpoador
Praia do Arpoador
4.5
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
How to get there
  • General Osório • 7 min walk

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles16,026 reviews
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Very good
4,172
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883
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135
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
This is a lovely place to sit and watch the sunset. There were many people doing the same thing, so we felt perfectly safe being there.
Written 2 June 2024
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sfarland
Flagstaff, AZ116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
You're sleeping on this area if you haven't been here. The view of sunset is absolutely beautiful. I was not ready for the view. It is scorching hot during December, but sit here to watch sunset. It is absolutely beautiful. Take a swim if you'd like to and the view is amazing!
Written 29 May 2024
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Karmiel, Israel545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
very nice spot which presents the border between ipanema beach and copacabana beach. we missed the sunset which is predicted to be beautiful. also very close to jobim's statue.
Written 3 March 2024
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Irene Eng
New York City, New York2,365 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A smaller beach, W of Copacabana with great sunset view. It's an easy walk from Copacabana Fort.

We were there on their holiday Monday, the beach is jammed with people. The waves are pretty strong to swim. It has access to a beach that faces east, which has relative calm water. 

We entered the park at Garota de Ipanema, which has access to the beach.  ... more pix on Google Maps
Written 1 March 2024
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Shannon C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
My daughter and I stayed at Arpoador while visiting Rio, for my 47th birthday. Ahead of our trip I read through many reviews of the hotel but never came across one that mentioned that this hotel is the only one along the strip of hotels that was actually on the water. There is a delicious restaurant downstairs and then the beach. All other hotels you have to cross a busy street to access the beach. This was a huge added bonus. Aside from this, the free breakfast included was delicious. Another pleasant surprise. And lastly, the staff was so friendly and accommodating. Samuel and the restaurant staff were awesome. A group of them completely surprised me with a thoughtful note and dessert for my birthday. It was all a great experience. I’m still thinking of it, two months later!
Written 9 January 2024
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Kay
Steyning, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Amazing it’s a climb down but spectacular . The wate is so warm and the waves are great , lots going on , on the beach
Written 18 December 2023
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Jane G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
My husband had been here some years ago and suggested we go one evening as he remembered it as beautiful etc.
Total disappointment - very heavy police presence just by the beach/ rocks . Lots of graffiti, rubbish - not very attractive. Started to climb up the steps onto the rocks and noticed groups of youths hanging about in the bushes which me feel uncomfortable. The whole area was fly blown filthy - puddles of urine , ,used sanitary products, rubbish everywhere etc. Stinking/disgusting. We didn’t stay very long. I’ve seen lots of photos of this area and thought it would be a beautiful experience to explore it and see the sunset , but I couldn’t wait to leave. An area of outstanding natural beauty spoilt by total neglect - give it a miss
Written 19 November 2023
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Mark B
New Philadelphia, PA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is the perfect spot to sit and sip a caipirinha surrounded by Cariocas and watch the sun set past the Brothers Mountain. As the last glimmar of sunlight dips below the mountain the many gathered applaude the sunset and walk away to explore the nightlife of Rio.
Written 31 October 2023
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david a
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My family and i had the best time here.beautiful place with amazing views but very crowded.great place for sunsets
Written 23 September 2023
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Steve
London, UK931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is the best place to view the sunset in Ipanema, however the rocks can be slippery and the place is busy so although the photo's are spectacular it is not peaceful.
Written 3 August 2023
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