by Amanda Norcross
Just a half-mile from an entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park, Hotel Costa Verde affords stunning views of the foliage, wildlife and ocean below. But our favorite part — and the hotel’s biggest claim to fame — is the 727 Fuselage Home, a 1965 Boeing 727 airframe. The airplane suite offers enough room for six guests, making it perfect for families. It has a kitchenette and ocean view terrace as well. The hotel also has a Cockpit Cottage for two guests (grandparents?), and a variety of houses and bungalows.
The hotel has several dining options onsite, and guests can arrange excursions from the property. Popular outings include ziplining, sea kayaking, horseback riding, catamaran tours and of course, adventures in Manuel Antonio National Park.
Our Editor Loves
- Airplane suite
- Offsite excursions
- Close to Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My husband and I treated ourselves to two nights in the Cockpit Cottage, and it was amazing and worth every single penny. We had a beautiful view of jungle and beach, and the location was private while still allowing access to amenities like restaurants and pools. The adults only pool was never crowded, and we were able to watch monkeys and sloths while we relaxed. The shower at the Cockpit Cottage juts out from the side of the MD-80 into the jungle. No one is around to see anything, so it is very much like showing in the open in the jungle. We watched lots of animals watching us! It was amazing!
This place is amazing! Great food and drinks! Rooms are super spacious and clean! Staff is friendly and always ready to help you! Love it will definitely come back!! Anaconda restaurant is a freak place for your breakfast! Best pizza ever is at the Wagon! I mean, best pizza! Ask for Cesar at the Wagon, great guy and always helpful ! Pura Vida!!!