THE travel guidebooks to Uruguay & Montevideo

Praised by Lonely Planet, NYT and National Geographic, the Guru'Guay guides are the only Uruguay travel books on Amazon written by a local.
By Karen A Higgs
Last updated on October 13, 2021

The only guides to Montevideo & Uruguay, written by an author resident in Uruguay. Mentioned in the New York Times, BBC, National Geographic, Le Figaro, Decanter and more.

And indispensable for getting the most out of Uruguay as a visitor or resident.

You can find both guides—they work as a complementary set—on Amazon, Audible & good bookshops worldwide. Order from Amazon:

Are they up to date?

With the end of the pandemic in sight, the author reviewed the guides in October 2021. The beauty of buying a guidebook by a local.

The very few updates required to the Uruguay guide are collected here along with a few new recommendations.

The Montevideo guide came out just before the pandemic (the audiobook in the middle of 2020!—yes, we’re in it for the long-haul). We are just finalising our revision but are happy to tell you that pretty much all are still working.

The Uruguay travel guides with passion and soul

The Guru’Guay Guides are not endless dry lists. The author selects only the very best or the most curious places and then goes into serious detail—so you can make leisure and travel decisions with confidence. The guides describe each destination, where to stay and eat, things to do, how to get there and features important ‘what you should know’ advisories. So easy to read, readers often devour a Guru’Guay guide in one sitting.

Other travel guide writers use Guru’Guay guides too

Excellent. Jam-packed with useful insider information about Montevideo and Uruguay.

Karen’s spent much of the past two decades searching for Uruguay’s culinary standouts. The books have proved so popular that a second edition and corresponding audiobook were released in 2020.

If you're planning a trip to Uruguay, or love learning about new places and cultures, you need to follow Karen Higgs.

[Article first published: Sep 13, 2017 and last updated at date above]




2 Responses

  1. Hi, love your information and bought your book. This year, instead of Montevideo, my husband and I are checking out Punta del Este. We are looking to retire partly here. My question is unrelated to that. It is about medicine. I forgot my medicine at home: Xanax. Do I need a prescription for this? Awkward question but I inherited anxiety from my mother?. Thx Debbie

    1. Hi Debbie, so glad you are enjoying the guidebook! I consulted a friend who works in a pharmacy. She says Xanax has alprazolam which requires a prescription in Uruguay. 🙁 all the best — Karen

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