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Sleep in a salvaged plane

The 727 Fuelage Home is a refurbished vintage

The 727 Fuelage Home is a refurbished vintage 1965 Boeing 727 airframe, and has been created into an executive suite at the Costa Verde Hotel in Costa Rica. Credit: Mr. Vincent Costello)/Mr. Vincent Costello

Looking for a different kind of hotel accommodation?

At the Costa Verde Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica guests can stay in an airplane nestled beside a rainforest 50 feet above the ground. The height of the executive suite allows guests to have a view of the ocean and the jungle out of the airplane’s windows. The suite also boasts a handcrafted deck built upon the wings of the plane. The spacious inside has three queen size beds, two bathrooms, a television, and kitchenette.

During the summer season in Costa Rica, Nov. 19- Dec. 22 and Jan. 2- April 30, 2011 the cost of the room is $500 a night (plus tax). The base rate for Christmas week, December 23- January 1 is $700 a night.

The suite is a refurbished, vintage Boeing 727 airframe, and was salvaged from the San Jose airport, which is three hours away from the hotel.

The hotel also offers more standard rooms and bungalows. These range in cost through November 18, from $127 per night to $200 per night. November 19- December 22, the bungalows range in cost from $149 to $300 per night. Other rooms in the hotel cost as little as $87 per night, now through November 18.

Costa Verde also owns the Costa Verde Inn, 20 minutes away from the San Juan airport, for those looking to stay close after landing in Costa Rica. The Inn features tropical gardens, a pool, Jacuzzi, sun deck, and neighboring mountains.

Info: 866-854-7958,

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