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Two Teams, Two Amazingly Unique International Soccer Tours

When you book with Costa Rica Soccer Tours, we’ll work directly with you to design a unique international trip that focuses on the needs of you and your team.

Meet Coach Phil Benne of the Roanoke College Women’s Soccer Team, and Assistant Coach Joe Mortarulo from the Scotch Plains High School Boys’ Soccer Team:

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These two teams are very different and it was important to take that into consideration when it came to planning their international soccer tours.

Costa Rica Soccer Tours spoke with Coach Benne about the needs of his team, and came up with the perfect itinerary for them. Roanoke has traveled to Costa Rica four times.  Since their team was looking for a shorter trip, we needed to fit in as many challenging matches as we could while still giving the players an opportunity to truly experience this beautiful country.

  Roanoke Tour Scotch Plains Tour
Objective Preseason Women’s College Preseason High School Boys
Duration 9 Days 11 Days
# of Games 3 Games 6 Games
Airports Arrived and departed from different airports Arrived and departed from same airport
Regions Visited Visited San Jose, Arenal Region and pacific beaches Visited San Jose and spent more time at the pacific beaches
Team Activity Highlights Catamaran tour, white water rafting, waterfall hike, zip-line tour, and community service project Zip-line tour, cathedral visit, Irazu Volcano, Tamarindo Beach, and community service project

In addition to playing three matches that tested their abilities and pushed them to the limit, we also scheduled visits to three of Costa Rica’s most breathtaking cities, and even fit in a catamaran tour, canopy zip lining, and a community service project! At the end of their stay, we were able to book their flight home from a nearby airport along the Pacific Northwest, which saved them a long trip back to San Jose and allowed them to catch a few more rays of sunshine on the beach.

Assistant Coach Mortarulo’s team was looking for something quite different. Along with Head Coach Tom Breznitsky (who has traveled with Costa Rica Soccer Tours three times), they had more time to spend abroad, and wanted to maximize their time in Costa Rica by playing as many teams as possible. We scheduled six competitive matches with local soccer teams.

Even though their trip was focused on technical development, they were still able to have plenty of fun! They visited San Jose and the Pacific Beaches, took a canopy zip line tour, and were able to participate in the same community service activity as Coach Phil’s team.

Both teams came to Costa Rica Soccer Tours with very different visions of their dream soccer trip. With our knowledgeable staff and access to countless resources both in the US and Costa Rica, we were able to give everyone the trip of a lifetime!

Listen as Coach Benne and Coach Mortarulo talk about the wonderful experiences they had on their custom international soccer tours:


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