Those who witness sundown from a seat on Arpoador Rock will never forget it. Near the end of Ipanema, at posto 7, this boulder juts into the sea, creating a natural amphitheater for anyone looking to enjoy an unforgettable sunset. At the opposite end of the beach, the peaks known as Dois Irmãos await the sun’s descent; their rounded summits stand out against a sky that changes color as the sun disappears behind them. In summer, it goes down over the ocean, expanding dusk’s palette from brilliant blue to fiery orange. That’s when the people of Arpoador applaud in simple tribute. The next day the show happens all over again.