I am sitting here in a hotel in San Jose typing this warning when I should be on the way home from O'Hare .I spent the afternoon getting a replacement passport for my stepson at the US Embassy ok what did we do wrong or stupid nothing clutching our passports for dear life until they were safely in our room safe for the week on our return we made our way thru the sjo airport you have to show your passport to walk in then show it at the exit tax counter then show it at the airline check in line then show it when you get to the ticketing counter from there we went straight to the immigration line for families travelling with under 18 children we could finally relax right NOT.....my husband handed over the four passports and then she shoved 3 passports back at him loudly ordering him to gogogo he looked down at the passports handed back and said you did not give me one back she ordered him to go on??????Without a passport?????Isn't that her job to keep those out without passports? we sat inside security in a daze and I finally asked for the police we were sent to 3 different people before having to climb upstairs with all our luggage and kids filled out a report to a sheepish policeman...then on to the Embassy to pay $120. for passport and photos taxi cabs there and back to the hotel that was full on to another hotel with rooms ran $150. plus another $180. in hotel rooms and missed work for the next day this will be an expensive theft for our middle class family.I was a flight attendant for 10 years and we have made this our third trip to Costa Rica we will be back but are saddened to think of the Airport officials being corrupt be careful Costa Rica bite the hand that feeds you too often and people will be bound to go elsewhere.