The tourist traffic in the global scale concentrates in the coastal regions. The most visited coastal
region is Mediterranean countries. There are a lot of coastal places in others regions of South
American, Asian and Pacific and African countries.
In the article was taken an issue of the determinants of tourism functioning in Uruguay
especially in relation to the coastal zone of this country. The analysis was made basing of the statistic
data from the Annuario Estadistico del Uruguay 2013. The results show Uruguay have the most
tourist attractive force among the others Latin American countries. The most developed tourist
region of the Uruguay is the coastal region in south part of the country. There are about 80% of the
tourist accommodation places in the coastal region.
The most visited region by tourists in Uruguay are regions of Costa de Rocha, Costa del
Maldonado and Costa de Oro. The most visited destinations are Punta del Ester, Montevideo, health
resorts of region Litoral Termal and very famous historic place in the country Colonia del