Blue Zone Expedition Company headquarters are located in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Montezuma is located near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, 41 km (25 mi) southwest of Paquera and 8 km (5 mi) south of the town of Cóbano. The town of Cobano is the central hub of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula and has many amenities such as medical services, grocery stores, banks, restaurants, pharmacies, and more. Montezuma, which is about a 10-15 minute drive to Cobano is a unique, artsy seaside town known for its rivers, beaches, waterfalls, delicious food and eclectic vibes.
General Safety Information:
Costa Rica is a very clean and safe place to visit. Costa Rica is known as the "Switzerland" of Central America because it does not have an army and have been a neutral country since 1949. Costa Rica still upholds strong democratic values and is one of the world's leaders in sustainability and carbon neutrality.
There are no immunizations required for North Americans to visit Costa Rica.
Security on and off campus:
The town of Montezuma is very safe and is visited by thousands of tourists each year. BZEC provides a safe experience for all of our campers while they are at and away from camp. We provide 24 hour security at our campus. Additional staff members are also employed to join our excursions to provide the best possible experience while mainting a high level of safety.
The health and safety of your child is our number one priority. We take all necessary precautions to ensure a clean and safe campsite and highly supervised excursions and activities. Our camp headquarters are located within 10 minutes of healthcare and emergency services in Montezuma town center and within 15 minutes in the central hub of Cobano. The emergency service company is called Lifeguard Costa Rica and provides the following services: emergency medical services, ambulance transportation, med-e-evac, and on call medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. In the town of Cobano, you will find private and public clinics, 24 hour emergency services, and pharmacies. (All pharmacies in Costa Rica have resident doctors who can diagnose and prescribe medication for minor ailments). At BZEC headquarters, we have a fully equipped health office with extensive first aid supplies. As a further indicator of our commitment and preparation for your child's safety, we are equipped with two AED devices. All of our staff are also CPR/First Aid/AED certified and receive a thorough background check prior to employment. Finally, during the duration of the camp we employ a full-time nurse who can provide basic infirmary care.
BZEC has insurance coverage in Costa Rica territory for up to $250,000 USD. However, it is mandatory that each camper purchase and show proof of full coverage international travel insurance as well. This is required in order to be fully covered from the moment of departure in the U.S. and throughout the duration of the trip.
5Fees & Enrollment
The full camp fee is $3,000 per child per session and must be received in full one month before the start of the camp session. Upon reserving your spot a $100.00 deposit will be required. Early bird promotion allows you to take advantage of significant discounts for early full payment. If due to flight availability your child needs to arrive early or extend their stay, please give us advanced notice so we may plan for that. Extra night including meals, boarding and special transportation is $150.00 USD.
Blue Zone Expedition Company is solely responsible for each camp session itinerary and schedule. We will do our best to maintain the itinerary, however, BZEC is not liable for changes or events outside its control, such as airline and flight schedules, local hired transportation, weather conditions, acts of nature and unforeseen worldwide events. Conversely, BZEC cannot be held responsible for any extra costs, injuries, damages, delays or inconveniences due to negligence of third parties. In the event of a dispute, the court of original jurisdiction is in Costa Rica.