Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside an airplane. In its flying days, the 1965 Boeing 727, transported globetrotters for South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, now it has settled as two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the coastal rainforest, overlooking the beach and the endless ocean.
The airplane was transported piece by piece from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. Here it stands like a giant model airplane inbetween the green rainforest. Five big trucks were needed to ship the plane to the resort.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tv, a dining room and a terrace on a part of the former wing. All spaces are included with a stunning view. A bit over the top are furnishings which are made from teak. They are hand carved in Indonesia and shipped across the Pacific. The tip-to-tail paneling on the inside is also teak, but this is harvested locally in Costa Rica.
Like the lower priced setting Jumbo Jet Hostel* in Stockholm (also featured on Superuse), this hotel suite is sure to offer jet-setting travelers a lovely location for an extended layover.
Costa Verde Resort
Costa Rican Airplane Hotel Suite (2009)
Superused: Boeing 727 (1965)
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Source and more pictures: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/13/costa-rican-hotel-suite-takes-flight/
*)The Stockholm Jumbo Jet Hostel: https://www.superuse.org/story.php?title=Jumbo-Hostel