Costa Rica Travel News – Good news for flight fanatics – an old jumbo jet destined for scrap has been salvaged and converted into a luxury hotel suite. The $350-a-night plane hotel suite is perched on a purpose built ledge within the Costa Rican rainforest and offers flight fans the chance to play captain for their stay.
The suite is part of the Costa Verde resort, which is located on the edge of the Manuel Antonia National Park, Costa Rica.
The rainforest resort charges guests the same price to sleep in the converted plane as a room at The Ritz, London.
Airplane enthusiasts can have full run of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite which also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room, and a terrace with a sea view.
There is a specially crafter observation deck, which has been built on top of the plane’s wing.
The inside of the jumbo jet is furnished with hand-carved teak panelling from the former cockpit to the tail which is all harvested locally in Costa Rica.
The plane was transported in pieces by five trucks from San Jose International Airport, and painstakingly rebuilt to create the luxury suite, within the resort which is just outside the village of Quepos, Costa Rica.
A spokesperson for the Costa Verde, said: ‘The airplane is perched on a custom built platform 15m up from the ground.
‘At this height, its guests will be able to enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views both from the airplane windows and the handcrafted deck which has been built atop its wings.’
By TRAVELMAIL REPORTER
If you are interested in booking the 727 go to their VRBO listing here.