In most parts of the world outside of the U.S., soccer (or football as they’d call it) is more than just a sport — it’s a lifestyle. Children start playing soccer from a very young age, and even those who don’t play the sport are die-hard fans. Even though the U.S. hasn’t quite reached this level of enthusiasm for the sport, there are still thousands of soccer teams across the country who embody this passion for soccer. International soccer tours are a great way to give soccer teams a chance to share their love of the game while traveling and competing against teams from all over the world. Costa Rica is one country in particular that makes a great destination for soccer travel tours. Here’s why:
- Short Travel Time – Nestled in between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America, Costa Rica is much closer to home than many might think. Teams can travel to Costa Rica from many parts of the U.S. in just a few hours by plane, and for most, the trip doesn’t take more than half a day of traveling. Its close proximity also means that the time difference is minimal, so players don’t need a couple of days to adjust like they would in Europe. Soccer travel tours to Costa Rica allow soccer players to make the most out of their short time abroad.
- High Level of Competition – Soccer is the most popular sport in Costa Rica, and even the smallest towns make it a priority to build soccer fields in their central plazas. For most families, soccer club affiliation is a more important distinction than political party affiliation. This dedication to the sport means that there is a high level of competition for teams that go on soccer tours to Costa Rica. With Costa Rica soccer tours, teams from the U.S. have an opportunity to play against some of the best and most passionate soccer players in the world.
- Inexpensive – Since Costa Rica is so close to the U.S., it also makes it a cheaper destination. Travel prices to Costa Rica are about half of what they are for travel to Europe, and the dollar also goes much further in Costa Rica than in European countries. While it is less expensive, this doesn’t mean that the experience is any less exciting. Costa Rica has a vast expanse of rain forests and jungles to explore filled with exotic wildlife and opportunities for adventure.
Soccer travel tours in Costa Rica offer many benefits to teams looking for an international soccer experience, including its close proximity to the U.S., minimal time difference, competitive soccer atmosphere and reasonable travel prices. For teams that want to experience a culture where soccer truly reigns, Costa Rica is the ideal destination.
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Check out the Costa Rica, Costa Rica Cup, Liberia next July 9-15, 2015 (6 nights)