Maldonado is a very attractive Uruguayan department located towards the south-eastern region of the country. This department has a very beautiful coastline full of attractive beaches composed by the Rio de la Plata to the southwest and by the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Also, Maldonado borders with the department of Lavalleja, the department of Rocha, and the department of Canelones.
The department of Maldonado has several appealing cities and spots tourists should not miss when visiting it. It's most famous city is Punta del Este, one of the main summer resorts in South America, and the main in Uruguay. But, besides Punta del Este, there also are several other interesting resorts and spots very worthwhile to be met. Among these other resorts and spots, there is, for example, Piriapolis, Pan de Azucar, the city of Maldonado, San Carlos, and San Rafael.
Rambla of Piriápolis, Maldonado, Uruguay
The city of Punta del Este is the main tourist attraction in Maldonado and one of the most attractive spots in Uruguay. This is a very versatile city, in which beautiful landscapes and beaches are combined with forested areas, attractive constructions, a port, and airport, and a wide variety of facilities which cover all the spectrum of needs and preferences every different tourist might have.
Picture of a beach in Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
Picture of a rocky beach in Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay
The city of Maldonado is other of the most interesting spots tourists would find in this department. This city was founded around the year 1757 by Joaquin de Viana, being called Maldonado first but named San Fernando de Maldonado later. In this city, visitors could meet several attractions, such as for example the Puente de la Barra, the Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, the Torre del Vigia, and the Cuartel de Dragones.