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Soccer in Costa Rica

Soccer is king in Costa Rica!

Soccer is the #1 sport in Costa Rica! Costa Rica has almost the same number of professional soccer teams as the USA (with only 1% of its population)! Over 25% of the people play soccer. We love to play it, watch it, and talk about it! Here´s are some of the soccer experiences of our tours:

Soccer Competition

You can choose to play up to 4 games. You will get a good feel for the fast, physical and technical style of Costa Rican play. We have great competition for all levels, and we are experts at matching up teams.

All soccer arrangements

You will have unlimited access to training fields, stadiums, professional referees, water, ice and laundering of uniforms. All you have to bring is your game..

Training with professional coach

You will have the option to have a training session with a coach from the local professional league, who can teach your players strategies and tactics used in Costa Rica.

Attend a professional game

If there is a professional soccer game during your visit, we will make sure your team is there. See Costa Rica’s best players up close and experience firsthand the soccer fever in our stadiums.


Costa Rica’s National Soccer Teams

There is always a soccer field in the main towns! Kids often begin playing soccer for a club team & the best qualify to play in the National Youth Games.  The women and men´s national U15, U17, and U20 teams are selected from the club team programs. Costa Rica has more than 1,000,000 soccer players & 248 soccer clubs. Women’s ⚽: Facts that will impress you!

Women’s Soccer

Even though Costa Rica’s women’s soccer roots initiated almost a century ago, it was not until the 1990’s that the first amateur national league was formed. Since 1991, the women´s National and Youth National Teams have participated in over 20 international competitions organized by FIFA, CONCACAF, and the Panamerican Games organizations. The country hosted the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2014. Today the DI National Women´s Soccer League accounts for 8 teams that play two tournaments a year. There is also an organized second and third division league, as well as the youth programs from the 82 counties across Costa Rica. The governing body of the women’s soccer league is called Unión Femenina de Fútbol (UNIFFUT).

Men’s Soccer

In 1887 the country’s first male team began playing in the city of San Jose; a regulation ball was even brought from England. The National Soccer League was established in 1921. Today the DI league accounts of 12 professional teams that compete year-round in two seasons. They also have an organized second and third division league, as well as the youth programs from the 82 counties across Costa Rica. The governing body of men’s soccer league is called Unión de Clubes de Fútbol de la Primera División (UNAFUT). Costa Rica is the most successful national football team in the history of Central America. They own three CONCACAF titles and they are the only Central American team to have played in five FIFA World Cups. They made it all the way to quarterfinals in Brazil 2014. ! How can Costa Rica forever change your teams´ game?

Costa Rica’s National Stadium

Costa Rica’s National Stadium boasts 35,000 seats and was inaugurated in 2011. Named the “Jewel of Costa Rica”, it was constructed at a cost of $100 million as a gift from the Chinese government. It has hosted high-profile sporting, musical and cultural events. It is, of course, the home of the Costa Rica’s National Team.

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