Upon first glance, you might think this Boeing 727 in the photo above had an unfortunate crash landing in the jungle. But it's actually a hotel — and yes, you can stay in it.
The fuselage, or the frame of an aircraft, is one of many accomodations offered by Hotel Costa Verde, a vacationer's dream resort nestled in Manuel Antonio National Park, located in Quepos, Costa Rica.
Its many lodgings and amenities include not just the Boeing 727 fuselage suite, but also a restaurant carved out of another plane, a "Cockpit Cottage" built out of an Aéropostale aircraft, and a rail road car-turned-restaurant.
There's clearly an architectural theme here.
Take a look inside the unconventional vacation digs of Hotel Costa Verde:
Upon graduating from Yale, Mulvihill said the "rather eccentric" graduate joined the Peace Corps and never returned to the US.
His latest project was transforming yet another plane, this time from the Soviet Union, into an event centre for the resort.
"He never stops," Mulvihill said.
From September through mid-November, you can stay in the suite for $260 a night. Outside of those months, the costs soar north of that price.
And in addition to the fuselage in the sky, there are other villas and condos to rent across the hotel's many accommodations in the area.
The airline was the first to fly between France and South America. The clothing brand of the same title found Aéropostale's "sense of adventure" inspiring, adopting its name as a result. Source: Aeropostale
This one has a rather rough history.
According to Mulvihill, the C-123 is fabled to have been shot down over Nicaragua during the Iran-Contra affair, a secret arms deal-turned-political scandal during the Reagan administration in which the US traded weapons to Iranian terrorists in return for the release of American hostages.
Funds from the deal were also used to support an armed conflict happening in Nicaragua at the time.
Source: Hotel Costa Verde
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