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Costa Rica | June 20th - 28th, 2024


Tour Highlights

Play three games against
high-level local competition

Visit San Jose, La Fortuna, & Playa Blanca

Experience the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica


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Volleyball Tour Details

Location: Costa Rica
Dates: June 20th - 28th, 2024
Total: $2595


  • Eight nights hotel accommodations​ (four nights in San Jose, one night in La Fortuna, three nights in Playa Blanca)

  • Two meals daily (students are on their own for either lunch or dinner)

  • All transportation while in Costa Rica*

  • International health insurance

  • Three exhibition games

  • All excursions outlined in the trip itinerary

  • Beyond Sports t-shirt and uniform top

*Airport transfers are included and arranged for students who arrive and depart on the designated days. If students wish to extend their stay on either end of the trip, they are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the hotel.


  • Round trip airfare to Costa Rica (flying in and out of San Jose)

  • One meal daily (lunch or dinner)

  • Personal expenses (i.e. souvenirs and snacks)

  • Passport fees, if applicable

  • Additional baggage fees, if applicable

  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance, optional

  • Tips for local tour guides, optional


All hotel stays are in 3- to 4-star hotels. Participants will share a room with another traveler, however, every participant will have their own bed.



This tour is capped at 24 student-athletes. Individuals are encouraged to register as soon as they are ready to guarantee their spot.

There is not a cap for any family and friends who are interested in joining the tour.

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot for the tour. The deposit deadline is February 1st, 2024.

The remaining balance is paid in a series of installments. Partial payments can be made at your convenience prior to the deadline.


  • March 15th –– 50% balance

  • May 1st –– Remaining balance


This tour will have two rosters of 12 student-athletes. Each roster will play three exhibition competitions. Playing time will be divided up evenly among players.

Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024


Tour Itinerary


Arrival in San Jose! Connect with Beyond Sports staff at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore before welcome dinner in the evening. Overnight in San Jose.


Morning tour orientation and practice session. Afternoon community service activity leading a sports clinic for local youth before Match #1 in the evening. Overnight in San Jose.


Morning tour of downtown San Jose; visiting the National Church, National Theater and artisan's market for souvenirs. Afternoon community service activity at local public school in San Jose before Match #2 in the evening. Overnight in San Jose.

DAY 4 

Morning hike at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens followed by a visit to a wildlife animal sanctuary. Afternoon transfer to the world renowned Arenal Volcano. Evening at Baldi Resort and Hot Springs enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet and 33 natural mineral water hot springs. Overnight in La Fortuna.


Morning free time to explore the beautiful town of La Fortuna at the base of Arenal Volcano before a cultural workshop at a local coffee and cacao farm. Afternoon departure for Hotel Punta Leona on the Pacific Coast with a pit stop at Tarcoles River and the famous 'crocodile bridge' for pictures before arriving at the beach. Overnight in Playa Blanca.

DAY 6 

Leisure day to enjoy the amenities at Hotel Punta Leona––white sand beaches, nature trails, sports facilities, pool, and more! Afternoon beach volleyball tournament with your teammates followed by a trip to the nearby beach town of Jaco for optional surf lessons. Overnight in Playa Blanca.

DAY 7 

Morning zip-lining excursion through the canopy of the rainforest at a nearby adventure park. Afternoon free time to relax at the pool or beach. Overnight in Playa Blanca.


Morning return to San Jose followed by Match #3. Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in San Jose.


Departure day! Depart Costa Rica with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!


The final itinerary may change slightly based on the confirmed game schedule. We will do our best to follow this exact itinerary.


Interested in Italy?

Invited volleyball athletes are also eligible to attend our 2024 Italy Volleyball Tour. If the Costa Rica Volleyball Tour dates don't work for you––or if you would rather travel to Italy––check out our additional tour option!


Tour Coaches

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Salisbury University

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Union College

Next Steps

Registration Deadline: Feb. 1, 2024

Accept Your Invitation

If you received an invitation from your coach, you can accept your invite and begin registration. If you did not receive an invite, but you are interested in joining the tour, please complete our tour application.

Register & Deposit

When you are ready to commit to the tour, submit your $250 deposit to reserve your spot. The full cost of the tour is not due immediately. Payment deadlines are outlined above and in registration.

Begin Travel Prep

Once registered, your tour coordinator will connect with you to share pre-departure information. We encourage all students who do not have a valid passport to apply for a passport as soon as possible!

Next Steps

Registration Deadline | February 1st, 2024


Jenna H.
Women's Volleyball, Costa Rica

I met some lifelong friends through Beyond Sports! I had the opportunity to play the sport I love with new and exciting people that have their own set of talents and coaches that can give a different perspective and insight to help you be the best player you can be.

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Costa Rica Tour FAQ
How was I selected for this tour?
Tour invite lists are a competitive selection process. We select conference statistical leaders, all-conference honorees, and coach recommendations.

Who will be my tour coach?
Beyond Sports is proud of our incredible network of college coaches that join our international trips as tour coaches! All tour coaches are current college coaches and will be announced in Spring 2024.

How will I travel to Costa Rica?
Tour participants are responsible for arranging their own air travel to and from Costa Rica. If you’re interested in coordinating your travel plans with other tour students, please contact our staff to be connected with your tour teammates.

What do the international travel days look like?
Arrival Day. Tour participants should aim to arrive at the San Jose (SJO) airport by the afternoon of June 20th. Our program staff will greet you upon arrival and help transfer you to the hotel. We encourage you to plan accordingly so you arrive on time and can attend orientation.

Departure Day. Students will be transferred to the San Jose (SJO) airport on the morning of June 28th. 

Note: More flight booking information will be shared with you after you complete registration and pay your deposit.

Can a family member or teammate travel with me?
Yes! We encourage our student-athletes to have friends and family join them for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fill out the form below to receive more information.

Contact Us

Our staff is readily available to answer your questions. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

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