COSTA RICA SOCCER TOUR
Day 1:Arrival at San Jose International Airport (SJO). You will be greeted by Beyond staff and shuttled to the hotel.
Day 2: Start the day with a morning practice, followed by community service activity coaching and playing soccer with local Costa Rican youth. Game #1 in the evening.
Day 3: Morning tour of downtown San Jose; visiting the National Church, National Theatre and artisan’s market for souvenirs. Afternoon community service activity at local public school in San Jose before Game #2.
Day 4: Early departure for Arenal Volcano! Spend the morning zip- lining through rainforest canopy and over 100+ foot waterfalls! The evening will be spent at Baldi Resort and Hot Springs enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet and 25 natural mineral water hot springs! The perfect way to end a long day.
Day 5: Spend the morning exploring the beautiful town of La Fortuna at the base of Arenal Volcano before returning to San Jose in the afternoon. Game #3 in the evening against a local university team!
Day 6: Morning drive to Punta Leona Resort where you’ll spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun. Afternoon beach soccer tournament before enjoying a team dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean!
Day 7: Leisure day to enjoy Punta Leona Resort and explore nature trails through the adjacent 750 acre wildlife refuge. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see toucans, monkeys, and sloths! Afternoon trip to the nearby beach town of Jaco for optional surf lessons!
Day 8: Final morning at the beach before returning to San Jose in the afternoon for our final community service activity. Farewell dinner and salsa dance class in the evening!
Day 9: Depart Costa Rica with memories that will last a lifetime!
INFO FOR PARENTS
Over the last six years of operating international experiences for thousands of college athletes, we've learned that parents typically have two questions:
1) Will my son/daughter be safe while abroad?
2) Can I come?
Our top concern at all times is student safety during our trips. In an effort to help make you as comfortable as possible before and during your student's experience abroad, we encourage you to set up a time to discuss safety with one of our Program Directors. Also, if you'd like to speak with the parent of a past participant, we'd be happy to facilitate that connection.