Sunday, July 5, 2009

Ready...Set....Jet! (Literally)

Featured Destination: Hotel Costa Verde

(Where Swiss Family Robinson meets Lost)

Forget having no leg room, a tiny bathroom to maneuver, and zero food service. This is not your typical 727 experience! Perched along a coastal rainforest bluff, this decommissioned airplane-turned-hotel room is the newest, and quite possibly the nicest, of its kind.

Crafted from a 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, this vintage beauty has been spared from the airplane graveyard and been brought up to date with modern-day amenities. More like a small house than hotel room, the accommodations include 2 bedrooms, each with air conditioning and their own private bath, a kitchenette, dining area foyer, a flat screen tv, and an ocean view terrace. The entire interior is also paneled with Costa Rican teak, and is furnished with hand-carved teak furniture from Java, Indonesia.

The Fuselage Home isn't the only evidence of aeronautical love at Costa Verde. Now a full service restaurant and bar, the hotel also proudly owns a Fairchild C-123, the sister plane to its twin which was shot down over Nicaragua in the infamous Iran-Contra Affair of the mid 1980s.

The Costa Verde Hotel has more accommodation styles to offer. It is located in Quepos, and a short drive away from Manuel Antonio National Park. For more information, please visit their website.


  1. Wow, pretty cool, but a night's stay in that baby costs my salary for 2 months!

  2. Awe, it's only money. You can't take it with you when you die.

  3. Anything worth doin' is worth doin' right; and this, this is definitely doin' it right. Nothin' but first class on this flight.