Peek Inside This 727 Airplane That’s Now An Unforgettable Vacation Rental

know the land Pura Vida, or the pure life, Costa Rica is home to amazing beaches, friendly people, and a plethora of wildlife. This quiet and relaxing Central American country is also home to a one-of-a-kind vacation rental.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is a 1965 Boeing 727 converted into a two-bedroom, two-bath home. Set in the jungle of Costa Rica, this world-famous Vrbo hasn’t flown under the radar. It has been shown on Travel and LeisureAnd the Atlas ObscuraAnd the excitement, and more. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean at 727 Vrbo in Costa Rica

Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean

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Flying at high distances

Floating 50 feet in the air on a specially designed platform, the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is not suitable for those who are afraid of heights. Several stairs up to the entrance make it difficult to access for those with mobility issues. But opinions are unbeatable!

Teak gazebo 727 vrbo in Costa Rica

Teak balcony overlooking the beach

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double floors

Teak decks line the sides of the 727 Jungle Fuselage - one on each wing. Handcrafted furniture provides the perfect place to sit, sip your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean.

Bath 727 vrbo in Costa Rica
The master bathroom is located between the cockpit and the master bedroom

Walking through the bathroom…

Upon entering, the kitchen is on the left, while the dining area is on the right. Walk into the living area to reach the master bedroom. From here, you’ll find the master bathroom, which supports the cockpit.

Cockpit 727 vrbo in Costa Rica

Cockpit overlooking the Pacific Ocean

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… to get to the cockpit

The mosaic-tiled floor of the cockpit pays homage to the toucan, one of the rare, brightly colored tropical birds you can find in Costa Rica. Sit here and pretend to be the pilot, or just enjoy the view.

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If you go the other way through the kitchen, you’ll see the guest bedroom and beyond, the guest bathroom. The teak look is spread throughout with the local restored teak wood paneling.

cutest sloth ever

Costa Rica is one of the places where you can see sloths in the wild

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Surrounded by incredible wildlife

Monkeys, sloths, agouti and more than 184 species of birds are your neighbors in your own jungle paradise. Wake up to the roar of howling monkeys, and start your day with coffee with fun spider and white-faced monkeys.

Hotel overlooking the ocean

Guests can enjoy access to hotel amenities, including an adults-only pool.

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Included amenities

Guests can take advantage of amenities at the neighboring Costa Verde hotel, including three swimming pools, four restaurants, maid service, and tour/concierge services.

Aerial view of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Aerial view of Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Nearby activities

727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is located in the Puntarenas province of Quepos, in the famous resort area of ​​Manuel Antonio. It is within walking distance of the white sand beach, as well as area shops, bars, and seafood restaurants.

With cruise boat trips, charters, and sunset sails, Marina Pez Vela in Quepos offers some of the best sport fishing in the country. Rent watersports gear and head out into the ocean or take an ATV ride through neighboring Manuel Antonio National Park. In the forest, you can also see waterfalls, hike, zipline, bird watch, and more.

VRBO cockpit bedroom in Costa Rica

McDonnell Douglas’s cockpit, MD-80 fuselage has been converted into a hut

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cockpit hut

If the 727 Airplane Jungle Fuselage is booked during your desired dates, you can always see if the host’s Cockpit Cottage Vrbo is available instead. You can also book both of them for a big party.