At the intersection of Ipanema and Copacabana is a small, famous region called Arpoador. The birthplace of Rio de Janeiro’s surf culture, Arpoador also was where youth counterculture gathered in the ’70s. These days, it’s known for being the best spot in the city to catch a beautiful sunset. Here is located this apartment, one of those rare pearls for solo leisure travelers or businesspeople who put convenient location as priority when looking for a place to stay in Rio.
Practical and stylish, this apartment is in an older building and surprisingly roomy, despite first appearances. Its suite features a queen size bed, a closet and a marble bathroom that’s clean and modern. The owner added special, personal touches to the place, such as framed pieces from his performing arts background.