Going to Costa Rica with 9 fellow MBA students from Ryerson University and some of my closest friends was one of the best vacations I had.
From San Jose, we started our journey towards San Isadro and made it to a small town called of Brujo. Our shuttle dropped us off to a point where there was no other option but to continue on foot to travel further. Our next destination, Eco Lodge, was one river and a 3 hour hike away deep inside the tropical rain forest. We used cable car that only carried two people at a time to cross the river and began our hike.
As we went deeper and deeper in the woods, we were going further and further away from the civilization. There were no other houses or hotels within 3-4 hour hiking distance from the Eco Lodge. After getting to the lodge, we realized that everything and everyone we knew was a river and a 3 hour hike away. It felt great to be completely isolated from the rest of the world. It was time to get lost in the tropical heaven. As I lived near Dundas Square in downtown Toronto at that time which is most probably one of the busiest place in the heart of the city, going to a place where there was no urban chaos, felt simply blissful.
Besides relaxing at Eco Lodge, we participated in a number of outdoor adventures such as zip lining, rappelling, white water rafting, surfing, tree climbing and salsa dancing.
Zip lining had always been on my bucket list. We received our training at the Eco Lodge and learned the basics of zip lining. Our instructor taught us where to place our hands and how to control the speed of our glide. After completing our training, we went for a short hike till we reached the highest point for our zip line ride.
Zip lining over a river and a waterfall was an exhilarating experience. It was hard to decide which one I enjoyed more: the stunning view or the high speed glide. I think it was the combination of both.