How to Plan a Soccer Tour to Costa Rica

Although organizing an international trip for your soccer team can seem overwhelming, by planning ahead and following these few suggestions, you'll find that it is easier that you might have expected.  

Ready? First off, you need to be able to explain the benefits of an international soccer tour to your players, their parents, and your club or school's administration.  In taking a soccer trip, your players will build team unity and trust with one another as they face the challenges and excitement of being in a new country.  Additionally, the team will learn to adapt to differing styles of play and, as a team, you'll be able to try players out in new playing positions without worrying over the effect it could have during regular season games.  Lastly, you and your players will get to share a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in a foreign country. 
Here are some ideas of how to prioritize your trip planning. 
14-12 months before your trip - Contact one of our trip managers about your goals and they'll customize a tour proposal for your team.  Meet with the players and their parents to measure interest in the tour and get an initial head count for the trip.  If you have sufficient interest, set the travel dates and establish a plan for fundraising and for collecting payments. 
Choose dates for your trip (spring break and preseason are popular choices).  However, your team can travel whenever it is convenient for you because there's always great soccer weather in Costa Rica (about 75 degrees) and our leagues play year round.  Also, this is the best time to book group airfare.  We can secure your group's reservation 11 months in advance with a deposit and the rest can be paid later.

Costa Rica in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup

Costa Rica and France (the European champion for its age group), played a scoreless 90 minutes last Thursday. Costa Rica won in penalty kicks against goalkeeper Luca Zidane, son of French football legend Zinedine Zidane.  

Costa Rica- France Highlights
Costa Rica- France Highlights


What our tours include:

International friendly games
Hotel accommodations
3 meals daily
Round-trip airfare
Local transportation
Full-time guide 
Guided sightseeing