Posts Tagged ‘Manuel Antonio National Park’
The location looks like a scene from TV drama Lost – a crashed airliner surrounded by miles of impenetrable jungle on one side and deep blue ocean on the other.
But, in fact, the passenger jet is actually part of a luxurious hotel suite where highfliers can relax and enjoy the fantasy of being cut off from the rest of the world.
The two bedroom suite is housed inside the fuselage of a 1965 Boeing 727 which was destined for scrap.
Jutting out from a hillside, the plane offers spectacular views of the Manuel Antonio National Park’s rain forest in Costa Rica from balconies built on each wing.
Inside the refurbished airframe are two wood-panelled bedrooms, a kitchenette, dining room and living area and two bathrooms.
A spokesman for the Hotel Costa Verde described it as ‘the most exclusive hotel suite in Costa Rica’.
The giant was transported piece by piece from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach.
Five big trucks were needed to get the plane out to the resort, and while the transportation certainly had a negative ecological impact, the finished project is a stunning example of adaptive reuse.
The hotel spokesman added: ‘At this height, you will enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane’s former right wing.
Read more and see more pictures: The hotel suite in a plane that’s crash bang in the middle of the jungle