Jose Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay. ..A common site during summers in Uruguay. ..Little after 9.00pm, the sun will start to descend over the water. A well stablished summer ritual is to gather bizcochos (local style pastries) and mate (traditional Uruguayan infused drink) and get together with friends in the beach to watch the sun submerge in the horizon. ..When last showing tip of the sun disappears under the water, most people will clap signaling the end of the day and the beginning of the 'night life' of bars and dancing.