Typically, sleeping on airplanes really sucks and is quite uncomfortable; unless you roll high class, then this probably isn’t an issue for you. As for the rest of us, this is one plane I wouldn’t mind sleeping on… We love unconventional hotels more than anything and when we saw that this 1965 Boeing 727 was salvaged to become a place of lodging, we couldn’t wait to share it.
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
The vintage fuselage rests in the coastal rainforest hillside in Costa Rica and has killer views overlooking the Pacific. Hotel Costa Verde near Quepos, Costa Rica is an incredibly unique style of lodging you’ll always remember. How many of us can really say we’ve slept in a refurbished, vintage 1965 Boeing 727?
A refurbished, vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, which originally shuttled globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines (Colombia)
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
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
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
Hotel Costa Verde is located three hundred yards from the beach and Manuel Antonio National Park
Would you stay here?! You can check out the room rates here if you’re interested… They range anywhere from $97 – $175 per night, depending on the day. Don’t forget to give this a share on Facebook before you go. (h/t Chive) (Photo credits: Costa Verde)