For other uses, see Shangri-La (disambiguation).
Resort of Ciudad de la Costa

Typical street in Shangrilá

Location of Shangrilá in Ciudad de la Costa
Coordinates: 34°50′51″S 55°59′53″W / 34.84750°S 55.99806°W / -34.84750; -55.99806Coordinates: 34°50′51″S 55°59′53″W / 34.84750°S 55.99806°W / -34.84750; -55.99806
Country Uruguay
Department Canelones Department
Population (2011)
  Total 3,195
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 15001
Dial plan +598 2 (+7 digits)

Shangrilá is a coastal resort or residential neighbourhood of the Ciudad de la Costa in the Canelones of Uruguay.


This resort is located on the Ruta Interbalnearia, 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the centre of Montevideo. It borders the resorts Parque Carrasco to the southwest and San José de Carrasco to the northeast.


Its name derives from James Hilton's imaginary land Shangri-La because it was so peaceful that it seemed that time didn't pass.


Originally a seaside resort, now it is a residential neighbourhood and resort of Ciudad de la Costa. It was created in 1946 on 57 hectares, which were owned by the Sociedad Anónima Hipotecaria de Adquisiciones, Negocios, Inversiones y Locaciones. Between 1985 and 1996 its population increased 70%.


In 2011 Shangrilá had a population of 3,195.[1][2]

Year Population
1963 372
1975 1,057
1985 1,758
1996 3,014
2004 2,902
2011 3,195

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[3]


As an extension of the Rambla of Montevideo, Route 10, known here as the "Rambla Costanera", crosses the stream Arroyo Carrasco and runs along the seafront of Ciudad de la Costa. The sister lake of the Lago Calcagno divides the resort from Carrasco Airport the other side of the lake and Route 101. Shangrila is divided by the long Avenida Luis Giannattasio, along which are concentrated the main commercial and service activities of the place. This avenue divides most of the resort from the lake to the north.

Places of worship

Street map

Street map of Shangrilá


  1. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones" (XLS). INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. "Censos 2011 Canelones (flash plugin needed)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. "1963–1996 Statistics / S" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Retrieved 11 July 2011.

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