Found slap bang in the middle between Copacabana and Ipanema, Arpoador consists of sought-after seafront properties and secluded side streets with the bonus of being well connected to every other part of Rio. Arpoador rock provides the seat for sunsets that receive standing ovations from residents every evening during the summer. Those in the know regard Arpoador as the best surfing spot in the south zone with swells and breaks around the rock providing perfect conditions all year round. Just a short walk from Ipanema and Copacabana, locals are guaranteed easy access to all the shops and services on offer throughout the rest of the city.