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Parks & nature in Ipanema

Beach
“Arpoador is located in between Copacabana and Ipanema — making it one of the best beachside views in the city. Climb the rocks and prepare for some primetime surfer watching. ”
393 locals recommend
Beach
“You can't miss the amazing sunsets behind the mountains 2 Irmãos from Pedra do Arpoador (where they used to harp whales in the XVII, XVIII centuries).”
156 locals recommend
Beach
“Watch one of the most beautiful Sun sets of Rio. The best season of the year for the sun sets is from November till March when the sun goes down into the sea. ”
66 locals recommend
Park
“Take in the shade when you want a break from the heat, walk up the paths to see great open views, check out the skate park and bowls.”
35 locals recommend
Beach
“Great choice for stand up paddle lovers! Beautiful view to do some exercise.”
14 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“The place for going to the beach at Ipanema. Rent a sun umbrella and a beach chair if you want.”
21 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“This is the spot were locals go to the beach. You will hardly see tourists and it is a way to distinguish local people from this area of town. Tanned, well built, cheerful, playing volleyball , surfing or just enjoying their time, usually in groups. It is a "carioca" life style. They meet at the beach instead of entertaining at home, so there is no commitment and you show up if you feel like it and no need to apologies if you don't.”
23 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“The lovely and famous Copacabana beach. Good for sun bathing, swimming, stand up paddling, body boarding, having a coconut water, a beer... basically good for everything. ”
19 locals recommend
Beach
“A surfer's small beach you find at the end of Ipanema beach on the left side (Arpoador). In Arpoador you continue to go to the left of the beach, there is Diabo.”
10 locals recommend
Plaza
“Here they recently inaugurated the metro that extends all the way to Barra!”
8 locals recommend
Playground
“No posto 5, destaca-se o Parque Municipal Peter Pan. Um espaço muito apreciado pelas crianças em Copacabana. Pudera, o parque é todo feito para eles. Lá encontramos castelo de princesas, cogumelos gigantes, casinha de faroeste, posto de gasolina, gira-gira, escorregas, gangorras, fraldário, muito espaço verde e muita sombra. Lugar tranquilo, cercado de grades, o que dá mais segurança às crianças e tranquilidade aos pais.”
7 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“O Posto 9 é famoso por atrair gente jovem, bonita, e por suas eternas “garotas de Ipanema” que desfilam pela orla. Sob o pôr do sol mais querido dos cariocas, o clima é de charme, descontração e liberdade. A beleza é tanta que o costume de aplaudir os últimos momentos de sol, tradição veranesca do Arpoador ao Leblon, vem desde o final dos anos 50, encantando moradores e turistas que passam pelo local. A data de nascimento do ritual é incerta, mas o costume é tão popular entre os locais que se tornou um marco da carioquice e sua paixão por sol, céu e mar.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best places in Copacabana´s beach. Nice place to "SUP" (stand up paddle).”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy the outdoor activities: cycling (Bike Rio), pedaling, jogging, or just have a coconut water and enjoy the sunset at the pier. Beautiful view!”
6 locals recommend
Beach
“Arpoador is mostly known for being one of the best metropolitan surf spots in Rio. The rock outcropping creates stable left breakers up to 7–10 feet high (wave face measure, as Brazilians do).”
3 locals recommend
Park
1 local recommends