There are so many adventures from our travels over the past year that I feel like I haven't even been able to get to just because life moves so fast. One of them is the River Drift we did in Costa Rica right after ziplining near the Arenal volcano. Sky Adventures offers a combined package of zipline and tube rafting, and since I had visited their facilities during my 2014 Costa Rica trip, I thought it would be fun to expand our horizons.
When I attended ROAR Retreat recently, I stayed an extra few days with my friend, client and co-organizer of the conference Andrea. I thought we were going actually work, but she had other plans. She insisted there is no way I could visit Costa Rica without going to Arenal Volcano area. Happily, two other friends were able to stay as well and the four of us headed out right after the conference ended. However, this meant that we were driving the very windy roads around Lake Arenal in the dark. While the four of us are pretty travel savvy, all I can say is when we arrived, we were incredibly thankful for the tropical drinks that greeted us in the lobby. (Point being - make the trek during daylight hours, which means roughly before 5-6pm in Central America). We decided that staying at Tabacon Resort was the way to go. Not only because it is a gorgeous resort, but access to their Hot Springs across the street is included, so that made it well worth the costs. (Plus, Andrea found a good deal online for off-season, so look around).