This is just plane awesome.
The retired Boeing plane -- at one of our longtime favorite offbeat hotels -- is nestled high above the jungle, on a coastal bluff near the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park. What was once a massive air vessel in the 1960s has now been emptied out, outfitted with teak paneling, stuck on a series of 50-foot pedestals, and made into a luxurious hotel suite paradise just for you.
AND the home costs only $250 per night plus tax from September through mid-November -- we're so ready for takeoff.
The 727 Fuselage Home is far from economy-class quality. A spacious lobby entrance leads to two bedrooms, a TV area, kitchenette and dining space. A terrace -- there's one over each of the plane's wings -- offers views of the ocean and sunset, and a turbine engine has been removed to make a glowing skylight (not to compete with the suite's many chandeliers).
Your shower looks out over the rainforest, the still-intact cockpit offers views of the trees, and the master bedroom is just one big window seat. Monkeys stop by periodically to say hello, of course.
This thing brings a whole new meaning to first-class accommodation.