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By Charlotte Markham and Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Arpoador, the tiny beach connecting Ipanema and Copacabana, is a magnet for families seeking to enjoy the protected cove’s views of Sugar Loaf and Dois Irmãos, as well as surfers looking to take advantage of waves that can reach upwards of three meters.

The neighborhood of Arpoador is named after the rock at the end of Ipanema beach. The rock, etched with a crisscross of paths, is a . . .

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