The 727 Suite at the Hotel Costa Verde is based around the fuselage of a vintage Boeing 727, lending it a singular design aspect right at the edge of one of Costa Rica’s more beautiful parks — the Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast.

“We have refurbished a vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which in its prior life shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia)… Our classic airplane, nestled on the edge of the National Park in our Costa Verde II area, is 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, dining area foyer; an ocean view terrace; a private entrance up a river rock, spiral staircase; and 360 degrees of surrounding gardens.”

Man, sounds pretty sweet. I’ve hiked around the Manuel Antonio Park and it is one of Costa Rica’s most pristine, idyllic beaches. Tons of monkeys and toucans, and if you’re lucky you may even see a sloth — those dudes are the most naturally chilled-out animals I’ve ever seen (koalas come pretty close). Or you can just hang  out on the 727’s wing and hope to see some while sipping a strawberry daiquiri. Book the 727 for about $4-500/night.

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