The Guru’Guay Blog

Bringing you the beef on Uruguay since 2013

Uruguay tourism is about beaches, wine, ranches, Montevideo, culture and architecture. We’ve got info on Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este, Ciudad Vieja vs Pocitos, music & celebrations, the meaning of murga in English and way more

Our Latest musings on Tourism in Uruguay

Status update: Flights to Uruguay

Status update: Flights to Uruguay

A collection of the latest information on flights and flying to Uruguay. Read our update regarding opening the borders to travelers.

Art, Music & Film

Montevideo’s Old Town is blooming

Montevideo’s Old Town is blooming

Ciudad Vieja, the Old Town, is Montevideo’s most socio-economically diverse barrio. Check out how neighbours are bringing locals – and visitors – together.

Beaches

Should I visit Punta del Este?

Should I visit Punta del Este?

If you’re a party-loving 20-something sun-worshipper you’ll love Punta del Este Uruguay in January. Everyone else, stick to Punta off-season.

Countryside & Outdoors

Montevideo’s Prado neighbourhood

Montevideo’s Prado neighbourhood

Minutes from downtown, Montevideo’s leafy El Prado district is a photographer’s paradise of ghostly mansions, stately art galleries and tangled greenery.

Whale-watch in Uruguay

Whale-watch in Uruguay

In Uruguay you can watch whales close-up from the beach. Save yourself an expensive trip to Patagonia & feel great that your viewing generates zero stress.

Getting to Uruguay

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Food & Drink

6 Uruguayan wines you MUST try

6 Uruguayan wines you MUST try

Argentinians know wine. Local expert Claudio Angelotti selects neighbour Uruguay’s best wines. The Guru translates his recommendations for your enjoyment.

Wine & Wineries

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Getting Around

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Holidays & Festivals

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Progressive Society

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Staying Safe & Healthy

How healthcare works in Uruguay

How healthcare works in Uruguay

The cost of living in Uruguay is not low but healthcare is good and affordable. Find out how the Uruguay healthcare system works and how to be eligible.

Beware of dye-marked banknotes

Beware of dye-marked banknotes

In 2018, a spate of ATM robberies led banks to put dye-packs amongst the bills. Dyed notes were no longer legal tender. The deterrent seems to have worked.

Power sockets and plugs in Uruguay

Power sockets and plugs in Uruguay

In Uruguay we have a bunch of different electrical power sockets and plugs, so which power travel adapter should you bring? Simple advice from a local.

Is the Zika virus in Uruguay?

Is the Zika virus in Uruguay?

It’s a *South American* epidemic, right? Not so. South America is huge and diverse. Uruguay has had just one case of Zika virus, much less than the USA.

The Uruguayan Character

Things To Do

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Tipping & Money

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When To Visit

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About Guru’Guay

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