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The Guru’Guay Guide: Where to buy in Uruguay


The Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo is the first English-language insider’s guide to Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, and still one of South America’s off-the-radar destinations.

While the guide focuses on Montevideo, it’s full of Uruguay travel information, indispensable for anyone visiting the country. And it’s getting great reviews on Amazon.

You can buy it right now for your tablet or phone. And now you can buy it in paperback once you’re here. 

Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia

  • Cafe Buen Suspiro, Calle de los Suspiros, on Colonia’s most iconic street  NEW!
  • Charco Hotel, San Pedro 116, Old Town
  • La Posadita de la Plaza on the main square in the Old Town


La Barra, Maldonado

  • La Pasionaria on the high street (design store)



  • Alquimista Bistró & Hotel, Av Bolivia 1323 (charming hotel with restaurant) NEW!

Ciudad Vieja

  • Solis Theatre gift shop, Teatro Solis next to the Plaza de Independencia*
  • El Galeon, Plaza Independencia 1382 (rare and antiquarian bookstore)
  • Más Puro Verso, Sarandí 675 (classic bookstore)
  • Museo Andes 1972, Rincón 619 (museum)
  • La Pasionaria, Reconquista 587 (day-time restaurant, bookshop, gift shop)
  • Sin Pretensiones, Sarandí 366 (day-time restaurant and antique furniture store)
  • Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel on Plaza Zabala
  • Urban Heritage, Colon 1513 (real estate and gourmet cafe)
  • La Lupa libros, Bacacay 1318 bis (bookshop)
  • Museo Torres García, Sarandí 683 (art gallery and museum to Uruguay’s most famous painter)
  • Moebius, Perez Castellano 1432 (books & art on the pedestrian street close to the port)

* Open seven days a week 11am-7pm


  • Los Horneros, Guayaqui 3322 (wine and craft beer store)
  • My Suites, Benito Blanco 674 (thematic hotel and restaurant specialising in wine)
  • Libros de la Arena, Benito Blanco 962 (bookshop)

Parque Rodó

  • Friendly Point, Joaquin de Salterain 931 on the park (LGBTI tourist information)
  • Contraluz, Juan D. Jackson 865 (hostel)
  • Kalima,  Durazno 1952 (cultural restaurant and pub)
  • Escaramuza, Pablo de Maria 1185 (gorgeous bookshop with patio and open-air cafe, pictured above)

Valizas, Rocha

  • Posada Valizas (guesthouse)

Price: 490 pesos.


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