So, I will be getting the presidential treatment my first night. (I expect I will need it after dealing with airports and customs.) Hotel Don Carlos, in San Jose, was a former president's mansion. What I find even more exciting is that they have an outdoor orchid garden. I promise you will hear more about orchids and my love affair with them.
I will also be getting the royal treatment, as we will visit the Gold Museum, Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica (I really should learn Spanish)