727 Jet converted into luxury accommodation
The Costa Verde team have transported and refurbished a 1965 vintage Being 727 airframe to create a fantastic two bedroom suite in this resort - a favourite for weddings, honeymoons and romance. Set out on a concrete plinth that juts up 50 feet into the jungle canopy, you'll feel like you're flying when you look out of the windows. Furnishings are hand carved teak, and the rear bedroom has a handcrafted deck atop the wing.
In it's former life under the colours of South Africa Air and latterly Avianca Airlines (Colombia), it shuttled the well heeled to exotic destinations. Now refitted with custom built luxuries and en suite facilities it once again caters to the needs of pampered travellers.
First Class comfort, now retired from flying duties.
The airframe was salvaged from its San Jose airport-resting place and carefully transported on five, big-rig trucks to the jungles of Manuel Antonio where it was resurrected into this unique airplane suite.
Set out on a concrete plinth rising into the jungle canopy, you'll feel like you're flying when you look out of the windows. Furnishings are hand-carved in teak, in keeping with the jungle setting.
The 727 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.
Enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing your tree top neighbours: sloths, toucans, monkeys and more.
Airplane Suite prices
The resort also has a number of houses and bungalows as well as the 727 suite, plus studio apartments and a penthouse with views across to the Manuel Antonio National Park. These are between 250 and 400 yards from the beach, 300 feet below you. It’s about a 10-minute walk to the beach. On your return uphill however, your walk might take a little longer!
Four totally unique bars & restaurants will satisfy your every taste and need. From the social scene at the world famous El Avión - a Fairchild C-123 transporter converted to a bar, to peaceful, breathtaking views of Anaconda, to the music & barbecue at La Cantina to the casual dining & wood-fired pizza at El Wagon – Costa Verde has something special for all tastes!
Costa Rica's Pacific coast enjoys a classic, predictable monsoon climate - i.e. there are only two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Normally the rainy season runs from mid-April to mid-November. During this time, mornings are usually clear and it often rains in the early evenings.
Sansa Regional Airline, a domestic airline, has approximately five flights every day between San Jose and Quepos. The flights cost $63 per person each way. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes. These flights depart from Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Nature Air, another domestic airline, runs about 5 flights per day from San Jose's commuter airport located in Pavas, a San Jose suburb. The flight costs $63. Flying time is approximately 25 minutes.