Arpoador is located in a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana. The Arpoador beach is located between the Copacabana Fort and the corner of Francisco Otaviano St. and Vieira Souto St. in Ipanema. It is popular for Surfing as well as rock formations called Pedra do Arpoador.
Surfing at Aproador
The waves here are waves are higher than other beaches and therefore better for surfing.Arpoador is considered one of the best metropolitan surf spots in Rio de Janeiro filled with ferocious and competitive crowd. The rock outcropping creates stable left breakers up to 7–10 feet high.
Sunset at Aproador
Sunset view at the Aproador Beach is outstanding around midsummer. On these occasions crowds gather around the place and cheer when the sun disappears.