Between Ipanema and Copacabana, the residential area of Arpoador and its seafront and rocky promontory now attract tourists from around the world, who come to admire the sunsets.
In the late afternoon, after swimming, playing ball, and tanning, the bewitching show begins, with great views of the nearby beaches and Pedra da Gávea mountain on one side, and Praia do Diabo beach (recommended for sunrises) and Sugarloaf on the other. A surfer hangout for years, the Arpoador is a great place to take classes and improve your surfing.
The presence of a skate-park in Garota Park is another draw. After the beach, hit the district's many bars, cafes, and clubs.