A vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe once belonging to South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, has been totally revamped and transformed into a luxurious hotel suite in Costa Rica.
The fully outfitted fuselage suite can be found perched on a pedestal 50 feet up from the ground. At this height, guests can enjoying spectacular views of the scenic ocean and jungle both from the airplane windows and the handcrafted deck that has been built atop the plane’s wings. The suite is part of the Costa Verde resort.
The interior of the plane has been decorated using local teak wood. Furnishings are hand-carved and crafted in teak from Java, Indonesia. The 727 luxury suite features air conditioned bedrooms each with its own private bath, as well as a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a spiral staircase; and 360 degree views of luscious gardens.
The airframe was obtained from its resting place at San Jose airport and was transported on five trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where it was totally refurbished and transformed into a jumbo hotel suite.
Guests also have the luxury of enjoying a glass of wine on its terrace, watching the local fauna pass by, which includes sloths, monkeys and toucans.