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posto 7 is located at the very beginning of ipanema beach, near the pedra do arpoador and the small beach praia do diabo (devil's beach). most of the crowds that gather here are surfers enjoying the waves near the rock of arpoador or on praia do diabo. there are also many beachgoers from the nearby favelas cantagalo & pavão pavãozinho, making this section of the beach quite populated during week-ends and holidays. not a common beach spot for foreign visitors that, normally, just stroll along the promenade as they go up the arpoador's rock to enjoy the views. posto 7 is a safe spot for swimming after dark, due to the very powerful illumination along the shore.