Hotel Berlor is set up well as an airport hotel. When we emerged from our room at 5:30 AM, a well- laid out breakfast table greeted us - cereal, banana, yoghurt and coffee (we crammed the yoghurt and banana in our pockets for later) and the shuttle was ready to drop us at the airport.
At the airport, we checked in and had to wait in a long line to clear security. We had an uneventful flight back to Newark, except for some mild turbulence toward the end. We retrieved our baggage and were greeted by pleasant 80 degree weather at Newark Airport.
I will miss Costa Rica, but am looking forward to sambhar rice and cabbage poriyal at home; and marathon training in the weeks to come!