Holly (Michigan), Sabrina (Hollywood, California), Shawn (Pittsburg, PA) and I converged upon San Jose International Airport and made it through customs just fine. After a 20 minute taxi trip to our hotel, we were treated to a 2-hour tour of the City of San Jose. The highlight of the tour was the National Theater, http://www.costaricaweb.com/tourism/teatronacional.htm, a grand majesty of a building constructed by the government in the 1890's.
The tour guide was a wealth of information about the history of the country, including the fact that Costa Rica's military was abolished 60 years ago after a civil war. Also that the land mass of the country is less than .03 percent of the earth, but it holds over 6% of the golobe's biodiversity.
We ended the day with dinner at the hotel, and are looking forward to tomorrow's activities of horseback riding and zipline tours.