Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Brazil - Rio de Janeiro (BR-44982)

This beautiful postcard shows the aerial view of Arpoador and Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, which is the most beautiful city in Brazil, according to the sender :)

Arpoador (literally, the harpoon thrower) is an affluent neighborhood located on the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, in a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana.
Arpoador is mostly know for being one of the best metropolitan surf spots Rio de Janeiro has. The rock outcropping creates stable left breakers up to 7 - 10 feet high (wave fa
ce measure, as Brazilians do).

is a borough located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. The district was originally called Sacopenapã until the mid-18th century. It was renamed after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgin of Copacabana, the patron saint of Bolivia. It was incorporated into the city on July 6, 1892. According to Riotur, the Tourism Secretariat of Rio de Janeiro, there are 63 hotels and 10 hostels in Copacabana.


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