Preparing for your arrival
By this point, it is likely that you have already organized your flight to Argentina, however here is some info in case you haven’t:
Buenos Aires has 2 different international airports, Aeroparque (AEP) and Ezeiza (EZE).
If you come from North America, the most possible situation is that you land in the Ministro Pistarini Airport, most known as Ezeiza International airport, where most of the international flights from all over the world land. Aeroparque is used more for domestics and regional flights.
Ezeiza is situated in the Buenos Aires province, an easy 35- 40 minutes (depending on traffic) highway drive to Palermo, Buenos Aires Capital Federal ( most known as Capital, the city or CABA).
Shuttles will be organized to get from Ezeiza International Airport to Acevedo716, your home for the Edition. If you opted for this option, a driver will be waiting for you with a NOMA COLLECTIVE sign.
If by any reason you cannot make the shuttle, no worries, it is super easy to arrange a “Remis” (that’s what they call the interprovincial Taxis), they’re available 24 hours. Before exiting the airport, you can approach the Remis Stands (there are many different companies), tell them you’re going to San Telmo and pay with a credit/debit card. The trip is around $ 3800 (more less USD 20)
You can also book an Uber from the waiting area (outside Mcdonalds). The Ezeiza airport has open Wi-Fi you can use . The “small detail” with Uber, is that drivers prefer to be paid in cash, they might cancel your trip if the payment method is a credit card.
If you opted to make your own way, please head to the hotel reception area and check in as you would a normal hotel visit.
Upon your arrival and check-in at the property, we'll host a warm welcome ceremony. During this orientation session, we'll guide you through the program details and provide a tour of the hotel. This occasion also serves as a wonderful chance to connect with fellow Noma community members.
Things you should know before you pack:
The best time to visit Buenos Aires is from April-June (fall) or from September-December (spring). These sweet shoulder seasons usher in mild temperatures, thin crowds, and colorful foliage. Bring summer clothes as well as light layers for the evening.
Buenos Aires is a diverse city, there’s a lot of freedom on streetwear style, it's a very instinctive/feel free style. Porteños (people from the city) have a very distinct and idiosyncratic sense of fashion. Young porteños tend to dress casually.
Tip: Wear the same clothes you would wear in your own city.
- Light Jacket
- Comfortable Walking shoes
- Clothing and shoes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty
- Day backpack
- Bottle for water
- Small purse/handbag for city adventures
- Packing List
Important - all guest communication is on slack.
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When you join Noma Collective, you will see a list of channels on the left hand side of the display. Please follow these links to join the channels:
ba-november-news-and-events - For anything related to on-site events and activity sign-ups. @teamnoma uses this channel to let you know about the onsite event programme and a daily announcements.
#ba-november-onsite-chat - For community conversation. In order to respect people’s time, please keep it brief.
#alumni - For our whole Noma Collective Community, to use for recommendations, travel plans, launches.
You can also DM anyone by selecting their name in the bottom left which will enable you to discuss anything in private.
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If you have any questions for us, or any issues with anything on-site, please DM @TeamNoma. Also, if you’d like to flag anything in a general chat for our attention, simply add @TeamNoma to your post and we’ll pick it up.
Your Community Manager will monitor slack between 8am and 8pm daily, and will respond within the hour (usually faster than this). You will have their Whatsapp number, so if there's an emergency, you can reach out to them via Whatsapp.
Otherwise, there’s anything urgent outside of those hours then please contact the front desk at the hotel.
The Neighborhood - Villa Crespo
Villa Crespo, a vibrant district in Buenos Aires, offers a unique blend of tradition and modernity. With a bohemian ambiance fueled by local artists and musicians, it boasts a burgeoning gastronomy scene. Explore charming restaurants and craft beer pubs within walking distance from your accommodation.
Additionally, the neighborhood features quaint 'Chinos' stores, traditional Argentine bakeries, and fresh produce markets, providing convenience at your doorstep
Acevedo 716, C1414 CABA, Argentina
Acevedo716, your home in the Heart of Villa Crespo! Experience the ultimate convenience with our apartment hotel where all our crew stays together. Enjoy our sauna, jacuzzi, and onsite coworking area. Plus, we're just a short walk away from the vibrant Palermo district, the most sought-after place in Buenos Aires!
Coworking Spaces: We offer a 40m² communal area designed for collective work.
Room Facilities: All rooms are equipped with ample tables, plugs, and reliable Wi-Fi for work purposes.
Housekeeping: We offer weekly cleaning services for each room.
Internet Speed: We provide a high-speed internet service with 1000MB (Download 280.00 Mbps) covering both communal areas and personal rooms.
Alternative Coworking: For additional coworking options, La Maquinita, a renowned coworking company, is just a block away. La Maquinita
When Going Offsite
Check out Acevedo's guidebook HERE covering some local recommended spots.
Our Community Manager has also checked out these places:
Some of our recommended spots within walking distance in San Telmo :
- Hierba Buena – Healthy Vegetarian
- Bar Napoles - good pizza, pasta and vibes
- Vina San Telmo – Wines and picadas
- Café San Juan La Cantina
- Atis - a gorgeous patio rooftop for coffee or evening drinks
- Casa Telmo - a women owned coffee shop and cafe right by the market.
- Somos Virgen - Mexican & cute interior
- San Telmo Market *
Don't miss these amazing spots:
- Parque Lezama
- Museo de Arte Moderno
- Plaza Dorrego
- Pasaje Defensa
Buenos Aires has great public transportation. You can get anywhere by Colectivo (bus) or Subte (subway). To use the Public transportation you will need a charged SUBE card. You can buy one in any Kiosko (a mix of convenience and candy store) around the hotel.
You can also use Taxis from the Street (not recommended at night). They’re very recognizable yellow and black cars. Another option, safest for a night out, is to call an Uber or Cabify which are pretty cheap overall .
Like any South American city you have to have your wits about you. The main concern is pick pocketing or motorcycle thieves that drive by and grab your phone when you're busy scrolling. instagram. Always be aware of your surroundings and try not to take your phone on the street if you can avoid it.
There is very little violent crime and on a whole and the 'porteño's' are lovely people and always willing to give you a helping hand. If in doubt just go into a shop or restaurant and ask for help.
Your Digital Nomad Guide
As digital nomads ourselves, we know how important it is to our community to change their working environments. This is why there is an onsite co-working space
In case you need more privacy for calls, the apartments also have table areas where you can work.
Of course, all of these areas have great Wi-Fi, however if there are any drops, please contact the your Community Manager.
If there is a site wide drop out which can occasionally occur, then please contact your Community Manager on slack. They will have data sims that you can hotspot from.
Our community, events and code of conduct
You will receive a shared google schedule two weeks prior to arrival, so that you know what to expect when you arrive.
Sign up: We announce the weekly events schedule on Slack every Sunday Afternoon, which includes, depending on the day, 1 or 2 events. Here, you will have sign up links and instructions.
- Yoga & Meditation: Join our yoga and meditation sessions, embracing mindfulness amid the city's energy.
- City Exploration: Immerse in the city's heartbeat with daily runs or peaceful walks. Discover hidden gems while staying active.
- Tango & Milonga Shows: Dive into Buenos Aires' soul through mesmerizing tango and milonga performances, unraveling the city's cultural legacy.
- Cultural Expeditions: Embark on weekly adventures exploring secret spots. Museums, theaters, rooftops, and speakeasy bars await your curious spirit.
- Family Dinners: Experience the warmth of our community at our family dinners. Connect with fellow travelers, share stories, and savor delightful cuisines.
- Shared Experiences: Engage in various events uniting everyone, fostering friendships, and creating lasting memories.
4. Professional Growth:
- Workshops & Insights: Elevate your skills and knowledge. Benefit from workshops hosted by our community members, sharing their expertise and passions.
- Knowledge Exchange: Engage in insightful discussions and learn from diverse backgrounds, enhancing your professional growth and broadening your horizons.
At Noma Collective, your journey is not just a stay; it's a holistic experience. Embrace wellbeing, adventure, community, and professional growth in every moment, making your time with us truly enriching and unforgettable.
Code of Conduct
We are a diverse and inclusive community, committed to supporting one another in our shared journey. Please extend your support to those organizing events and don't hesitate to ask questions; there are no such things as 'stupid questions' or 'boring events.'
At Noma, the safety and comfort of every member are paramount. We have solo travelers and staggered arrivals, so let's make every newcomer feel genuinely welcome and supported in their experience.
Understanding and Consideration
Noma attracts individuals from various backgrounds, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ideologies. It's essential to be mindful of this diversity. Avoid making comments or jokes related to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, divisive political figures, or national stereotypes. Let's practice empathy and understanding at all times.
In our community, respectful communication is paramount. Avoid making any sexual references, innuendos, or passes that could make others uncomfortable. Let's foster an atmosphere of professionalism and mutual respect, ensuring everyone feels secure and valued.
1. Consent Matters: Never touch someone without their clear and enthusiastic consent.
2. Respect Personal Space: Everyone deserves their privacy and personal space; please respect their boundaries.
3. Reporting Concerns: If you witness any unsavory, criminal, or unwelcome behavior, please report it to a member of the resort staff immediately. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation and are unsure how to handle it, Team Noma is always available to assist.
We value discretion and will handle issues with utmost sensitivity, unless you specify otherwise. Reach out to us in person or DM on slack if you have concerns or need assistance.
Accountability and Support:
If you wish to report something related to your Community Manager or escalate any issues, please feel free to email the Head of Community Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org or DM her on Slack. Your safety and comfort are our top priority.
Thank you for making Noma a safe, respectful, and supportive community for everyone..
We will have a space to share how it was to spend a month in this exciting and vibrant city! Wine, cheese and stories will be in order.
Here, we will hold a Community Forum, where you will get to give feedback about your experience to help us continue to grow, improve, and keep doing the things you love.
Transfers to the Airport
Transfers to the airport Transfer to Ezeiza International Airport will be organized. If you prefer to make your own way, you can call an Uber, Cabify or ask at the hotel reception for a Remis. Please let us know what your choice will be.