Jul 26, 2010

1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel

airplane hotel room conversion costa rica 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello


Located on a coastal rainforest bluff overlooking the Pacific, Hotel Costa Verde near Quepos, Costa Rica, features one of the most unique hotel rooms I’ve ever encountered. A two bedroom, fully retrofitted, vintage 1965 Boeing 727 fuselage, available on your next vacation! Check out the incredible pics and information below on this one-of-a-kind lodging.

costa verde airplane room costa rica 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello


HISTORY OF THE PLANE

– A refurbished, vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which originally shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia)
– Salvaged the airframe, piece by piece, from its San Jose airport resting place. Each piece was carefully transported on five, big-rig trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio
– Plane is now nestled on the edge of the National Park perched on a 50-foot pedestal. At this height, you can enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane’s former right wing

inside of an airplane home 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello


AIRPLANE HOTEL ROOM INTERIOR

– The plane’s interior is Costa Rican teak paneling from the cockpit to the tail
– Furnishings are hand-carved, teak furniture from Java, Indonesia
– The vintage 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 bathroom
– Additional amenities include: flat screen TV, kitchenette, dining area foyer, an ocean view terrace, private entrance up a river rock, a spiral staircase, and 360 degree views of surrounding gardens
– Common treetop neighbours include: sloths, toucans and monkeys

renovated-airplane-cabin-boeing-727
Photograph by Vincent Costello


EXECUTIVE 727 SUITE RATES

Summer Season | $500 plus tax – Jan 02, 2010 – April 30, 2010
Green Season | $400 plus tax – May 01, 2010 – Nov 18, 2010
Summer Season | $500 plus tax – Nov 19, 2010 – Dec 22, 2010
Christmas Season | $700 plus tax – Dec 23, 2010 – Jan 01, 2011
Summer Season | $500 plus tax – Jan 02, 2011 – April 30, 2011
Green Season | $400 plus tax – May 01, 2011 – Nov 19, 2011

retrofitted vintage boeing 727 fuselage 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello

hote suite inside of a plane 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello

costa verde hotel room suite costa rica 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello


HOTEL CASA VERDE

– Hotel Costa Verde is located three hundred yards from the beach and Manuel Antonio National Park
– It features two cliffside pools with sundecks and spacious rooms and balconies, all offering a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s coastline plus rainforest canopy vistas dotted with native birds and monkeys
– Costa Verde offers accommodations for a variety of options for vacation living, including air conditioned studio apartments with cable TV, and Costa Verde II, a special group of 15 studios designed exclusively for couples with an open-air design and no air conditioning, glass windows or TV
– In addition, they have bungalows available for vacationers interested in renting a private house. Each area has its own swimming pool and vistas

hotel airplane room conversion retrofit 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello

manuel antonio national park quepos costa rica 1965 Boeing 727 Converted into a Costa Rican Hotel
Photograph by Vincent Costello


All information and photography courtesy of Hotel Costa Verde

 

 

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