Rio de Janeiro hosts some of the most stunning stretches of sand and sea in Brazil, and for visitors hoping to catch a few waves, the stretch of shoreline between Copacabana and Ipanema, is home to one of Brazil’s best breaks. Arpoador, the birthplace of Brazilian surf culture, is conveniently situated just a two minute walk from Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, and is where pro surfers gather to shred 10-foot waves, and novices learn how to navigate the water on calmer days.
So that its guests can make the most of the sensational Rio waves, Fasano Rio offers longboard and fun boards, ranging from beginner surfers to the most experienced surfers. The Surf Corner, a partnership with Quiksilver/Roxy, an Australian brand that is a reference in sporting goods, also offers male and female Lycras, as well as paraffin and scraper accessories. All the necessary equipment to practice surfing in Rio in the best way. Those interested in exploring the beaches of Rio can also schedule a private lesson with a professional surfer.
Arpoador beach in Rio de Janiero is known as the birthplace of Brazilian surf culture.
There's something new to discover on the water every day and Arpoador is known for its epic waves, which are taller than in other areas, making it a great place to surf. And floodlights keep the water lit long after the sun sets for moonlight sessions.
Yet, Arpoador is more than just ideal waves. Part of the experience is not only surfing like a local, but living like a carioca. Beach culture in Rio is more than taking in the sun, but hanging out with friends, people watching, and contributing to a vibe. The best hosts in Brazil will show you how to hang out at the beach, and will wish you rather than good day, boa praia (good beach). Be like the cariocas and get a refreshing Matte Leão, a typical iced tea served from a keg , or get a fresh coconut water made to order at one of the many agua de coco stands. Then, end the magical experience as you watch the sun as it dips below the sparkling blue surf you've mastered during the day.
To learn more about Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro, or to reserve a surf lesson, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.