Costa Rica Entertainment – El Avión is a unique, must-see restaurant in Manuel Antonio.
A C-123 Fairchild cargo plane has been converted into a popular pub! A restaurant and bar has been built in, around and above the plane.
The plane has a fascinating history. It played a significant role in the actual Iran Contra Affair and the movie made about it, “American Made.” It was one of three C-123s involved.
The dining is pleasantly informal with an extensive menu. Add to that the fact that the bar scene is not to miss. Seafood is the specialty; the chef creates fresh specials. You can’t go wrong with fan favorites like fried calamari or coconut shrimp. There’s also chicken & veggie nachos.
The ideal time to hit El Avión is at sunset. Overlook the blue Pacific Ocean. The plane sits high above the beach, offering a bird’s eye view and excellent photo opportunities.