Add this one to the bucket list: adventurous travelers in Costa Rica can stay in a vintage Boeing 727 airplane, refurbished into a two-bedroom suite that sits high in the jungle canopy.
The Hotel Costa Verde is located in a coastal rainforest between the Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean. While the hotel boasts 3 cliff-side pools, sundecks, and other room options, its most unique accommodation is without a doubt the 727 fuselage, originally manufactured in 1965.
Following the trend of converting disused airplanes into homes, restaurants, hotels, and kindergartens, the hotel salvaged the airplane from the San Jose airport and transported the structure on five big-rig trucks into the Costa Rican jungle. After an extensive remodel, the airplane and its surrounding wood deck are now perched on a 50-foot pedestal offering panoramic ocean and jungle views.
Inside, vacationers will find hand-carved furnishings, Costa Rican teak paneling, and two air conditioned bedrooms—one with two queen sized beds and the other with one queen sized bed. Each has a private bathroom and the suite also boasts a kitchenette, dining area, and a private entrance.
With treetop neighbors of sloths, toucans, and monkeys, the airplane has been incredibly popular and has been featured on HGTV and the Animal Planet’s Ultimate Treehouses. Rates start at $500 per night and you can take a look at all the photos, below: