Canelones,the department that surrounds Montevideo. Canelones is surrounded by the department of San José, Florida and Maldonado. To the south, it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the department is divided up via natural borders such as the Río Santa Lucía (St. Lucia River), the Cuchilla Grande or the Arroyo Solís Grande. Canelones is also known as a seaside region but above all for its viticulture and its high-quality wines.
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