Our Volleyball Tour in Costa Rica is the perfect way to measure your skills against excellent international players. Costa Rica has dominated volleyball at the National Team level in Latin America for many years. Players from Costa Rica regularly earn scholarships to play college volleyball in the US. You will face excellent competition on your Volleyball Tour. You will also do meaningful volunteer work, while exploring one of the world’s safest and most beautiful countries. Bring your own team or come as an individual and join our tour group.
- Trip length is 9 days (arrive Saturday, depart following Sunday)
- 4 matches against Costa Rican high school and university teams
- Conduct volleyball clinics with youth group including Special Olympics
- Excursions to a volcano, rain forest and world-famous beach
- Volunteering at a soup kitchen
- Donate sports equipment to a local school
- Live with a Costa Rican host family
Excursions include hiking through a rainforest, swimming at the natural Orosi Hot Springs, and visiting a world-class beach on the Pacific Coast.
Contribute your time and caring by conducting volleyball clinics at clubs, elementary schools, and Special Olympics. Volunteer at a soup kitchen and visit a childcare center.
Marco Antonio Bolaños Cubillo. Marco is the Director of the Amistad Institute which hosts volunteers and Spanish students in Costa Rica. Marco served as a volleyball coach for 15+ years at the highest levels in Costa Rica.
Rebeca Bolaños Cubillo. Rebeca is a Director of the Amistad Institute. She has played volleyball her entire life including as a member of Costa Rica’s National Team.
Scott Burke. Scott has 18 years experience leading service trips to Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is the Founder & Director of the non-profit Cosmic Volunteers based in Philadelphia.
Day 1: Arrival in Costa Rica at Juan Santamaría International Airport: You will be greeted by our trip leaders then driven 20 minutes to Santa Barbara your hometown for the trip. Afternoon orientation and walking tour of Santa Barbara.
Day 2: Morning practice followed by community clinic teaching volleyball to local youth. Match #1 in the evening.
Day 3: Drive to Jaco Beach in the morning. Visit volunteering projects for children and for ecotours. Spend the rest of the day on the beach on the Pacific Ocean (optional surfing lessons). Enjoy a team dinner at a beachside restaurant.
Day 4: Morning rain forest hike and waterfall swim at Catarata Bijagual. Return to Santa Barbara in the afternoon. Match #2 in the evening against a local university team.
Day 5: Host our second service-learning clinic coaching local youth. Volunteer at El Comedor soup kitchen for lunch Barrio Jesus. Match #3 in the evening.
Day 6: Host our second clinic coaching local youth. Visit the elementary school in Barrio Jesus to donate sports equipment. Tour the city of Heredia including museums, churches, and soccer stadium. Match #3 in the evening.
Day 7: Wake up early to depart for Irazu Volcano and Orosi Hot Springs Tour. Afternoon visit to the shopping mall in San Pedro. Match #4 in the evening.
Day 8: Spend the day taking a tour of downtown San Jose; visiting the National Church, National Theatre, and public market for souvenirs. Farewell dinner in the evening at a restaurant in Heredia.
Day 9: Depart Costa Rica with an experience that will last a lifetime!
Dates for 2019
- Women’s Tour #1: January 5 – 13
- Women’s Tour #2: July 6 – 14
Tour Cost: $2,295
- Deposit – 4 months before Tour: $500
- 2nd Payment – 2 months before Tour: $1,000
- Final Payment – 1 month before Tour: $795
One (1) coach goes for free with groups of at least eight (8) student-athletes.
Round-trip airfare, Insurance, Meals, Accommodations, Excursions, Volunteering Placements, Bilingual Coordinators, Pre-Departure Training, Volleyball Jersey, 24 hour support. (Not included: shopping, personal expenses)
Costa Rica is an incredibly safe destination both in terms of security and staying healthy. Medical treatment ranks very high in worldwide health care standards. We provide pre-departure training sessions on vaccinations and how to stay healthy and safe on the trip. Parents will have 24-hour access to all Coordinators by cell phones.
Parents, you are welcome to join your student-athlete on the trip for all activities. You can join us for all activities including volleyball and excursions. You pay separately for airfare, accommodations, and excursions, and meals.
Costa Rica Volleyball Tour FAQ