Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Airplane Hotel

If you have fantasies of living like the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos,Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Sited on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. In its present life the airplane transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, and today performs as a two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the beach and ocean.

The airplane was brought from the San Jose airport to itscurrent resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. It looks a bit like a model airplane on a stand, and we can only imagine the spectacular views from the balcony and the airplane windows. Five big trucks helped the plane to stick into the resort, and the whole transportation definitely had a negative ecological impact, however the finished project is a stunning example of adaptive reuse.

As I mentioned the hotel has two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room, and a terrace with an ocean view. The furniture is made of teak and shipped across the Pacific from Indonesia,and is hand carved. The tip-to-tail paneling on the inside is also teak, but it was harvested locally in Costa Rica. This hotel suite is sure to offer jet-setting travelers a lovely location for an extended layover.


  1. That is wild! I've saw a video of a home that was built into a cave, but this is a new one. Love your site!

  2. Nice picture with resourceful content. Unique content


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