Tierra
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Tierra
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Tierra
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Retreat
Miramar, Costa Rica
Nov 21 - 27, 2021
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"Remote Year took my entire life and turned it upside-down (in the best way). There’s no such thing as a “typical 9-to-5” here. Every day, I learned more about the world and its people. Every day brought something new: a conversation with a friendly local, bizarre cuisine, cozy workspace in a hidden cafe, skydiving trip before the workday started(!). If I could rewind and live the whole thing again, I’d do it in a heartbeat.”
Kelly Sheridan
Associate Editor, Dark Reading

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NEW Spanish Language Program
Tierra
Retreat
Tierra
program
Retreat
Miramar, Costa Rica
Nov 21 - 27, 2021
COMING SOON
Open
Open
Closed
APPLY NOW
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WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?
People who believe that being in the right location with the right people can help you disconnect from the noise and reconnect with what matters - you and the people around you.
What's included
Accommodations
Meals
Experiences & Programming
Transport to and from San Jose
On-site team & facilitator
Health & Safety Resources
YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY

On our Cruz Learn & Travel program, you will enhance your Spanish skills while also having the time to pursue professional goals and explore Latin America.

To ensure an optimized learning experience, you will be placed with fellow learners according to your level, and you will be able to customize the level of fluency you would like to commit to.

On this Learn & Travel program, you can expect:

Group Spanish classes taught by an instructor
(2 hours each week)

Weekly conversation practice with native Spanish speakers
(1-2 hours each week)

Culturally immersive local experiences
(2-3 each month)

Add on packages such as additional language classes, 1:1 lessons, and side trips*

*Add-on language packages are available at an additional cost

YOUR EXPERIENCE CURATORS
These are just a few of the amazing humans working together to bring you a life-changing experience.
Program Leaders
Our Program Leaders organize community-building experiences, facilitate programming, provide on-site support, and help make the magic happen. They are with you every step of the way to ensure that your Remote Year journey is memorable and exciting.
Retreats Facilitators
These trained specialists are known for creating daily sessions and workshops to help you get deep, thinking about things you rarely have time for in your daily life. You’ll feel inspired as they guide you on your personal growth journeys.
City Team
Our on-the-ground partners focused on delivering seamless operations and authentic, engaging local experiences. Their main aim is to make sure you leave their city with as much enthusiasm for the surroundings as they do.
DESTINATION & VENUE

Secluded in the foothills of Costa Rica’s Montes de Oro, this hidden oasis sits on 65 acres with expansive views of the Pacific. Greet dawn with a peaceful vinyasa. Venture down to the fruit orchard to pick fresh mangoes and bananas. End the day with a bonfire by the Giant Banyan tree. The retreat hosts a farm-to-table restaurant, a swimming pool and yoga deck, workshop spaces, and peaceful nooks for optimal relaxation. Nearby, you’ll find some of the world’s most pristine beaches, cloud forests, and river systems.

VENUE AMENITIES
NEIGHBORHOOD AMENITIES
Pool
Yoga Center
Restaurant & Bar
Lounges
Parking
TYPICAL ACCOMMODATION

You will be staying in beautiful, spacious glamping units, each complete with comfortable beds. The pricing is based on the GLAMPING SHARED package which includes sharing an air-conditioned Glamping unit with 1 other person (each person will have their own bed). You will have an option to upgrade to a GLAMPING PRIVATE unit based on your preference. If you are sharing an accommodation, you can specify a roommate or let us match you with someone.

Glamping Private
(1 person)
Glamping Shared
(2 people)
Glamping Private
Glamping Shared
Your meals
Your Workspace
You will be treated to 3 meals a day, all cooked with fresh ingredients sourced from the local area. We will have a chef on-site cooking delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that honor the local culture and cuisine. If you get hungry, we’ll have snacks. Non-alcoholic beverages are included, but there will be a bar on site for those who want to purchase more than water, soda, or juice.
You will have 24/7 access to the workspace which is located in the area you’ll be staying. The space is beautifully designed, open, and welcoming with a mix of  locals, entrepreneurs, and foreigners. We have a dedicated space with desks, phone booths, and bookable meeting rooms.
You will have 24/7 access to the workspaces which are located in the area you’ll be staying. The spaces are beautifully designed, open, and welcoming with a mix of  locals, entrepreneurs, and foreigners. We have dedicated spaces with desks, phone booths, and bookable meeting rooms.

ITINERARY

We curate many activities and experiences, but part of the magic comes from our participants as well. All experiences are optional, so immerse yourself in as many as you would like to, plan some with your community, or take some time out for yourself.

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL

Transport from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) to Retreat Center (~1.5 hrs)
Get settled (free activity)
Family Dinner & Bonfire

DAY 2 - Get Settled

Breakfast
Session 1: Orientation & Purpose
Lunch Roulette
Community Competition
Family BBQ by the Pool

DAY 3 - Rejuvenation

Breakfast/Morning Activity
Session 2: Rejuvenation
Lunch & Explore: Local Experience
Afternoon Activity
Family Dinner & Community Time

DAY 4 - Renew

Breakfast/Morning Activity
Session 4: Renew
Lunch & Explore: Local Experience
Afternoon Activity
Family Dinner & Community Time

DAY 5 - EXPLORE

Breakfast/Morning Activity
Session 5: Freedom
Explore Day Trip
Family Dinner & Community Time

DAY 6 - Recommit

Breakfast/Morning Activity
Session 6: Commitments
Lunch & Explore: Local Experience
Afternoon Activity
Family Dinner & Community Time

DAY 7 - Explore

Morning Activity
Community Breakfast & Close
Check out & depart for airport

CUSTOMER REVIEWS
93% of Remote Year participants have rated their experience positively
For more reviews, click here
FAQs
What’s not included?

You are responsible for your flight to and from the retreat destination and all visas and travel insurance needed.

How many people will be on the program?

Program sizes always vary, but we usually have between 25-40 people on each program.

Can I bring my significant other or pet?

Significant Other: Yes, we’d love to have your significant other sign up for the program too and have factored that into our pricing for Double Occupancy shared accommodations. You can both book the shared option and share your preferred roommate later.
Pets: We are not able to support pets on programs currently, but we are going to do our best to continue exploring this option and will update you in the future if it becomes viable.

What is the visitor policy?

The community experience is incredibly important for everyone on this program, so we ask that you do not have any visitors during the retreat. If your significant other or friend wants to join, they are welcome to book a spot.

Which airport should I fly into for pickup?

We will be doing pickups from San Jose (SJO) airport at 2-3 scheduled windows within the day. We will share exact times during the onboarding process, but expect the window to be around 10am - 4pm.

Can I specify roommates or food preferences?

Yes, after booking, you’ll receive an Onboarding survey to indicate your living preferences, food restrictions, and allergies.

Will I have wifi and space to work?

Yes, we’ll have wifi throughout the property and areas you can be productive in.

Is there parking?

Yes, if you decide to drive, parking is included free for all participants.

What happens if I get sick during the program?

We have access to a local doctor, local health resources, and health services in close proximity.

What’s the weather/seasonality?

We chose this destination because we think it’s a great time to be in this destination. Please keep updated on weather forecasts here.

Is the country safe?

We always work with our safety and security partner, International SOS, to determine the best destinations for each of our programs with your safety in mind.

Is the region safe?
Where can I find the latest on COVID restrictions?

We will always follow all global and local guidelines. Please check for your country-specific requirements and feel free to use the US State Dept site as a starting point.

Questions before signing up?
What if I have more questions about this program?
Payment Schedule (all payments are non-refundable)
Due today
$
500
Due 60 days before your program
$
Due 30 days before your program
$
Due 6 weeks before your program
$
1,300
Due each month during your program (x4)
$
1,300
Due each month during your program (x12)
$
1,300
Total program price
$
1,800
Total program price (4 months)
$
1,800
Total program price (12 months)
$
1,800
This pricing is based on the GLAMPING SHARED UNIT package. You can upgrade to our GLAMPING PRIVATE package.
Book with confidence
All bookings are changeable with no fees up until 30 days before the program start. New bookings can be rescheduled up to 12 months from the original program start date. See Terms & Conditions.
All bookings are changeable with no fees up until 60 days before the program start. New bookings can be rescheduled up to 12 months from the original program start date. See Terms & Conditions.
What if I have to cancel?
We understand that personal plans may change, so we are waiving change fees up to 30 days before the program starts. You can rebook for a future program up to 12 months from your original program start date. For extenuating circumstances, please see Terms & Conditions.

We also offer free cancellations within 24 hours of booking.
We understand that personal plans may change, so we are waiving change fees up to 60 days before the program starts. You can rebook for a future program up to 12 months from your original program start date. For extenuating circumstances, please see Terms & Conditions.
When do I need to make the payments?
You’ll need to make an initial down payment of $
500
, to reserve your spot. Then, you’ll have up to 4 weeks before the program to complete the rest of your payment $
1,300
You’ll need to make an initial down payment of $
500
to reserve your spot. The remainder of your down payment, $
, is due 60 days prior to the start of your program. During the program, you’ll pay $
1,300
per month for each of the four months.
You’ll need to make an initial down payment of $
500
to reserve your spot. The remainder of your down payment is due in two installments of $
due 60 and 30 days prior to the start of your program. During the program, you’ll pay $
1,300
per month for each of the twelve months.
What if I need more flexibility on payments?
If you need help with a payment plan or financing, please reach out to our team for options.
Where can I find the latest on COVID restrictions?
For more information on our approach to COVID, please click here.
What if I have more questions about this program?
Please reach out to us for all inquiries.
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