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The Guru of Guru'Guay

Lote 8 things to do near Punta del Este

Lote 8 – sumptuous boutique olive oil estate near Punta del Este

Uruguay has more acres planted with olive trees than grapes. However whilst Uruguayan wines are starting to get worldwide recognition, the country’s …

25 de agosto - uruguay countryside best things to do

The extraordinary murals of 25 de agosto

Leo Arti, a French artist, arrived in the sleepy town of 25 de agosto just an hour outside of Montevideo in 2006 …

Don't Drink and Drive in Uruguay Leo Alvarez

If you drive in Uruguay, NO drinking alcohol

The sun is up. The beach was great and the meal at that tiny beach-side bar was amazing. So was that small …

Estancia El Ceibo - Uruguay

Estancia El Ceibo – deepest Uruguay with minimal travel

El Ceibo is a typical, South American sheep and cattle ranch set in farmland amid the gently rolling plains of Uruguay. The ranch …

Rural schools in Uruguay designed by Eladio Dieste

Those unmistakable rural schools in Uruguay

In the 1960s, a philanthropist and an engineer set about replacing “school shacks” in the poorest, most remote parts of Uruguay. They …

View of the city centre from the rambla. Courtesy: Cassio Luiselli

How to get to Montevideo from the airport

Montevideo’s Carrasco International Airport is 15 miles (apx 25 km) from the centre of Montevideo, a 30-40 minute cab ride into town, …

Learn Spanish in Uruguay - Academia Uruguay

Learning Spanish in Montevideo

Safety and “peace and quiet” are two of the main reasons travellers come to Montevideo to study Spanish, according to Soledad, the …

Montevideo Cannabis Museum

Uruguay opens southern hemisphere’s first marijuana museum

Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, making it a global leader in progressive drug policy. Now …

Marijuana legalisation in Uruguay - cultivate consciousness

How did a little country like Uruguay do something as radical as legalise cannabis?

It’s actually legal to smoke and possess marijuana in a lot of countries, what is different about Uruguay’s legislation is that for the first …

Murga - carnival in Uruguay

Tablado tours – a great way to experience Uruguay Carnival

If you are lucky enough to hit Uruguay during January and February, sign up for an authentic Carnival tablado tour – it …