A Costa Rican Hotel Made From a Converted Boeing 727 Airplane

Rebecca OConnell
Cherie Stafford, Flickr // CC BY-NC 2.0
Cherie Stafford, Flickr // CC BY-NC 2.0 / Cherie Stafford, Flickr // CC BY-NC 2.0

Nestled in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica is a 1965 Boeing 727 that tourists can actually sleep in.

The Costa Verde Hotel is built out of a repurposed old airliner, previously used by South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines. It took five trucks to transport the hefty Boeing to its current location.

The old plane rests on top of a 50-foot brick pedestal, and its inside has been renovated into a two-room suite boasting hardwood floors and Costa Rican teak paneling. There are two bedrooms, each with their own dining areas, kitchenettes, and balconies. The treetop vantage point offers guests breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park.

If you're sick of sleeping on planes, you could always grab a drink at El Avión, the hotel's restaurant and pub. Staying with the theme, it's inside a converted Fairchild C-123 plane from the 1980s. 

All images courtesy of Costa Verde Hotel unless otherwise stated. 

[h/t: DesignYouTrust.com]