Arpoador Beach

Arpoador Beach attracts from surfers to families and eldery. A very popular beach between Ipanema and Copacabana.

To escape the crowds in Rio, Arpoador Beach is the perfect place for a quiet getaway. The beach is popular with surfers who don’t mind less spirited waves, although the waters do turn up some lively surf now and again.

Arpoador – There’s fun for everyone

Nestled between Copacabana and Ipanema, Arpoador Beach is popular with families and the elderly. A huge rock formation known as Arpoador Rocks, form a natural border between Ipanema and Copacabana. The beach has small trails that are ideal for a morning or evening walk, with splendid views of the coastline. You will find couples enjoying a romantic stroll, families with children playing about, surfers having a wonderful time and fishermen reeling in fish by the dozens. You can climb the rocks as long as you have on a good pair of walking shoes. The base of the rocks is fitted with large lights that illuminate the beach at night.

Surfing under floodlights

Arpoador Beach attracts surfers who jostle for a position in the waves from dusk to dawn. If you want to watch them, then take a place along the rocks that overlook the best surf areas. Surfboards are available on rent, while you can take a few inexpensive lessons from experienced surfers that offer lessons along the beach. While surfers draw a crowd of onlookers, on a clear day, sunsets are as spectacular at Arpoador Beach, attracting the biggest crowds in the area.

A view from Devil’s Beach

Praia do Diabo or Devil’s Beach is a small beach to the left of the rocks at Arpoador. The calm waters lure swimmers and a number of families looking for a spot to enjoy the day. The beach offers a good view of Corcovado, Copacabana Fort and Sugar Loaf Mountain. There are a number of restaurants and a few hotels along the beachfront for you to spend a great vacation when in Rio.

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