Destination Costa Rica.
By Nicole Neugebauer.
I love this country with their different hotels, first we stayed at Pacura lodge.
Later on we checked in at The Costa Verde hotel. It is a fully outfitted two bedroom, Boeing 727 suite in Costa Rica.
Located within tropical rainforest, Hotel Costa Verde’s rather unusual fuselage suite consists of a refurbished vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which in its prior life shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia).
This fully outfitted, meticulously detailed, two bedroom, Boeing 727 fuselage suite jets out from the jungle canopy, affording you views that will make you feel like you’re flying.
The owners salvaged this airframe from its San Jose airport-resting place, carefully transported the pieces on five, big-rig trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where they have been resurrected into a unique jumbo hotel suite. The classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park in Costa Verde II area, perched on a 50-foot pedestal.
At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane’s former right wing.
The plane’s interior is Costa Rican teak paneling from the cockpit to the tail.
Furnishings are hand-carved, teak furniture from Java, Indonesia. Our 727 home features two air conditioned bedrooms–one with two queen sized beds and the other with one queen sized bed, each with its own private bath—a flat screen TV, a kitchenette with microwave, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a river rock, spiral staircase, and 360 degrees of surrounding gardens.
Enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing your tree top neighbors: sloths, toucans, monkeys and more.
The owners were inspired by a company offering hurricane-proof living via surplus Boeing 727 airframes!
They were intrigued and found some new ways to introduce convenience and luxury to this very prosaic bit of aluminum scrap.
The aircraft interior is entirely Costa Rican teak panelling with Indonesian teak furniture and also features a private entrance up a river rock.
For those who haven’t yet tired of sleeping on aircraft, this unique suite on the edge of the jungles of Manuel Antonio offers stunning sky high balcony views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the opportunity to spot the local treetop wildlife, which includes toucans, sloths and monkeys.
History: Costa Rica is in Central America.
The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Back to our lovely hotel. The 727 home features two air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own private bath, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a river rock, spiral staircase; and 360 degrees of surrounding gardens.
Enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing your tree top neighbors: sloths, toucans and monkeys…
Thats fun and many happy landings.
Photo: Pacuare Lodge