How much does a tour cost?
You can request a custom proposal and tour pricing for your team by contacting Costa Rica Sports Tours.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Cancellations processed 90 days prior to departure are fully refundable (does not apply for airfare). Cancellations processed 89-61 days prior to departure result in a loss of 50% of the total program fee. Cancellations made within 60 days of departure result in a loss of the total program fee.
I’ve never taken a team tour before – how do I get started?
Step 1: Request a basketball tour proposal for your team online.
Step 2: Review it and meet with one of our tour experts to customize it according to your needs. You can choose your team’s travel dates, tour length, number of games, number of trainings, and sightseeing activities.
Step 3: Meet with your team and present the customized proposal. Determine the tour dates that would work best for the team. Once you have possible dates, we can request airfare pricing and you’ll have a better idea of the total cost per person.
Step 4: Communicate the payment plan to your team and start preparing for the best international basketball tour experience ever!
Can parents go on the trip?
Yes, we are happy to include parents and family members on the trip. They have joined our tours in the past and have been excellent additions to the group. The additional adults make helpful chaperones when there are lots of underage players. We can include them in any and all of the team activities. The tour price for parents and family members is the same as for players (children are less, see below). However, we understand that, depending upon the objective of the trip, the coach or team administrator may not feel that it is appropriate for families to travel with the team so we leave this decision up to whoever is organizing the basketball tour.
Can children go on the trip?
Yes, they can. However, they do have to be accompanied by an adult. We have discounts for non-player children under 10 who are traveling with a parent. Please contact us for details.
Do all room accommodations have to be triple/quad occupancy?
Our standard prices are based on triple and quad occupancy. For an additional cost per person, we would be happy to arrange for you to have a single or double room.
Can Costa Rica Sports Tours handle my air travel arrangements?
Yes. We price airfare separately from our land portion tour package. If you prefer to book your own airfare, you are welcome to do so. We have extensive experience planning and booking group air travel and work with six different airlines that fly to Costa Rica. We can get you an airfare quote once you please provide us with your possible dates and departure airport.
How long is the flight to Costa Rica?
The length of the flight varies depending upon which airport you are departing from and whether you have a layover. Here are a few examples of direct flight times to Costa Rica:
- Houston to Costa Rica: 3.5 hours
- Miami to Costa Rica: 3 hours
- LA to Costa Rica: 5.5 hours
- Newark to Costa Rica: 5.5 hours
- Toronto to Costa Rica: 5.5 hours
What areas of Costa Rica will my team visit?
Our most popular tour is nine days and includes a chance to experience the capital city, the rainforest, the volcano area, and the beaches (see sample itinerary). We customize the tour according to your team’s preferences. We can recommend more areas to visit depending on the length of your team’s basketball tour and the number of games that you would like to play.
When is the best time to travel?
Costa Rica is famous for its warm, temperate climate most of the year. Costa Rican basketball teams also play basketball all year long making it possible to organize a tour during any dates that are good for your team. Spring Break and preseason are some of the most popular times to take a basketball tour.
What optional sightseeing activities are offered?
Some sightseeing activities come included in our basic tour package. Others are add-on optional activities for which we need at least 10 people in order to organize them. If there are some people who don’t want to participate in the group activity they may choose to relax at the hotel or see the local sights, stores, etc. Examples of our most popular add-on activities are:
- Rainforest Canopy Tour (zipline)
- White Water Rafting
- Team Building Activities
- Hot Water Springs
- La Fortuna Waterfall
- Catamaran Tour