The department of Maldonado is located on the river and sea coasts of the Río de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital of the same name is stuck with the city of Punta del Este.

In this region, there are several tourist attractions: the seaside resort of Piriápolis, the selective seaside resort of José Ignacio, the Punta del Este peninsula, the Casa Pueblo of the famous artist Carlos Páez Vilaró in Punta Ballena, and some vineyards where you can visit and taste the excellent wines of the region.