• Arpoador
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Type: Active, Adventure, Beaches, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Local Picks, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here, Water, Water Sports

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Located between the world famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, Arpoador is not a beach whose name trips off the tongue as easily as those of its more famous neighbors, but this curve of sand is...  Read More


  • Beaches: "Surfers and body boarders can catch good waves at Praia do Diabo (Devil´s Beach), a little spit of sand next to Arpoador Rock."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Make your way down here after a day's sunbathing on Ipanema beach, and bring a chilled bottle of wine to enjoy as the sun sets."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Arpoador Beach is perfectly placed between Copacabana and Ipanema, and less crowded than its famous neighbors.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Lovers head here at sundown to catch the sea glow amber as the pumpkin sun dips over the horizon.

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