Uruguay vacation planning
Plan at least 3 nights in Montevideo during your Uruguay vacation

Your Guru has been living here for over fifteen years. Let me help you get started.

Why visit Uruguay?

One of South America’s smallest countries, tucked between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay has it all – sun, sand, progressive political system, the world’s longest carnival, world-class wine, marijuana-legalisation, fabulous architecture, courteous friendly locals, amazing music, authentic tango (not the “for export” kind prevalent in Argentina), historic cafes, great meat…

However amazingly, Uruguay is still pretty much of a secret holiday destination.

My conclusion is that there is very little information available in English about Uruguay as a vacation destination. That’s why I’m here to fill the gap.

Essential reading for planning your trip to Uruguay

Invest in The Guru’Guay Guide in paperback or for your tablet or phone. It’s essential planning input for your trip to Uruguay and you’ll be supporting the UruGuru’s work, for which we are hugely grateful!

[Psssst, so you know, Amazon takes around 70% of the book price. So if you prefer most of what you pay to reach Guru’Guay, shop strategically – that means, get the paperback from Create Space and the digital version from the Guru’Guay Shop. Cheers!]

[Page last updated: December 22 2016]


  1. Ruben Pasos

    August 6, 2017

    I am an Uruguayan living in US,
    I am planing a trip to Uruguay in tha first week of February .
    Your information is a very good help.
    Last time in Uruguay was 30 years ago…
    Thank you so much!!

    • The Guru of GuruGuay

      August 6, 2017

      Pleasure, Ruben! 30 years is a long time! If you like the site, I definitely recommend you check out my book about Montevideo too. And I am finalising a new one. It will be out in November in time for your trip! All the best, Karen

  2. Brook Munoz

    September 21, 2016

    So loved your candid and informative guidebook. I’m in the US and planning to relocate to Uruguay with my family as soon as I can afford it and create an online income to live off of.

  3. Pippa Wordie

    August 23, 2016

    What a find – love your site; I have been in tourism for 21 years (South Africa) and it is so refreshing to read a website that is not focussed on ‘my product’ but shares information on all aspects and in such an easy read format – brilliant, so thank you for that! And you have convinced me to visit Colonia by both the quick and slow ferry routes. I do have a few quick questions if you are able to assist as follows:

    a) My international flight arrives BA EZE on a Sat am and I need to be in the Recoleta area, BA by 5pm on Sun 30 – is it better to book a hotel in the Recoleta area and do a day trip to Colonia on Sun am or should i give myself the night in Colonia? I could still change my international flight to give myself 2 or 3 nights in Colonia if you think that is more sensible?

    b) I love my food and wine and if I decide to stay longer in Colonia is it easy to do a day’s gourmet & wine trip / can you recommend someone, a company?

    c) Can one hire bikes in Colonia – would love to cycle or is it just as easy to walk?

    Many thanks!

    • Welshwitch in Uruguay

      September 21, 2016

      Dear Pippa, thank you for such kind words – kudos indeed from someone like yourself in the business! I really hope I am not too late getting back to you, I only just saw your comments now.
      a. It really depends what you are after – BA is da BIG city with all the glitz and glamour. Colonia is a tiny, ultra-charming colonial town on a slow moving river so relax, relax, relax is the thing. Two completely different vibes and experiences. So a very personal choice.
      b. Yes, definitely. Contact Damian at Feeling Uruguay. Terrible name, GREAT tours. Tell him you came through Guru’Guay and he’ll give you a little discount too! I will be writing an article about his tours shortly.
      c. Cycling is a great idea. Damian recommends the Thrifty car rental company – telling me their bikes are the most reliable in town. You want a bike that won’t fall apart in the middle of your ride!


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