Ponta do Arpoador
Parque Garota de Ipanema
This small park next to Ponto do Arpoador features a tiny playground, a concrete area popular with skaters, and a lookout with a view of...
Praia de Diabo
This surf shop rents out surfboards, but you'll need to put down a hefty deposit as security (R$450).
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Av Vieira Souto · interesting places nearby
Ponta do Arpoador information
At the far eastern end of Av Vieira Souto, this rocky point juts out into the water and serves as one of Rio's best places for watching the sunset. Throughout the day, you'll spot fishers casting off the rock, couples stealing a few kisses and photographers snapping that iconic length of Ipanema Beach that stretches off toward the towering peaks of Dois Irmãos.
You'll also see large flocks of surfers jockeying for position offshore. Around the western edge of the rock is the tiny, secluded Praia do Diabo (Devil's Beach); it's a fine place to take in the views, but swim with caution. A very rustic gym is built into the rocks (think Fred Flintstone–style barbells with concrete weights and chin-up bars).