Known as the land of pura vida, or pure life, Costa Rica is home to stunning beaches, friendly folks, and a plethora of wildlife. This peaceful, laid-back Central American country is also home to a very unique vacation rental.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is a 1965 Boeing 727 that has been converted into a two-bedroom, two-bath home. Nestled in the Costa Rican jungle, this world-famous Vrbo has not been flying under the radar. It has been featured on Travel and Leisure, Atlas Obscura, Thrillist, and more. Let’s take a tour, shall we?
Perched 50 feet in the air on a custom-built platform, the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is not for those who are afraid of heights. Several stairs up to the entrance make it inaccessible for those with mobility issues. But, the views are unbeatable!
Teak decks flank either side of the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage — one on each wing. Handcrafted furniture offers the perfect place to sit, sip your morning coffee, and watch the sun come up over the Pacific.
Walk Through The Bathroom…
Upon entry, the kitchen is on the left, while the dining area is on the right. Walk through the living area to get to the main bedroom. Off of here, you’ll find the main bath, which backs up to the cockpit.
…To Get To The Cockpit
The cockpit’s mosaic tiled floor pays tribute to the toucan, one of the rare, vibrantly colored tropical birds you can find in Costa Rica. Sit up here and pretend you’re the pilot, or just enjoy the view.
If you go the other way through the kitchen, you’ll see the guest bedroom and beyond it, the guest bath. The teak look is carried throughout with local restored teak wood paneling.
Surrounded By Incredible Wildlife
Monkeys, sloths, agoutis, and more than 184 species of birds are your neighbors in this private jungle paradise. Wake to the roar of the howler monkeys, and start your day off by having coffee with playful spider and white-faced monkeys.
Guests can take advantage of the neighboring Costa Verde Hotel’s amenities, including three pools, four restaurants, maid service, and tour/concierge services.
Located in the Puntarenas Province of Quepos, the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is in the popular resort district of Manuel Antonio. It is just a short walk from the white sand beach, as well as the district’s shops, bars, and seafood restaurants.
With catamaran cruises, charters, and sunset sails, Marina Pez Vela in Quepos offers some of the best sport fishing in the country. Rent watersports equipment and head to the ocean or go on an ATV ride through adjoining Manuel Antonio National Park. In the jungle, you also see waterfalls, hike, zipline, birdwatch, and more.
If the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage happens to be booked during your desired dates, you can always see if the host’s Cockpit Cottage Vrbo is available instead. You could also book both for a large party.