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  • Costa Rican Resort Converts 727 Into Tree House
    Posted by Jennifer Michels 5:42 PM on Apr 27, 2009

    Many thanks to Melanie Reffes, our Caribbean and Latin America reporter, for sending this story in.

    The Costa Verde Resort in Costa Rica, on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, has turned a 727 into a 2-bedroom suite, which resembles more of a tree house.

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    It was transported piece by piece on five big-rig trucks from the San Jose airport to its current resting place on a pedestal 50 feet above the beach. Nestled on the edge of the National Park, the airplane suite looks a model airplane on a stand, with spectacular views from the hard wood deck built atop the plane's former right wing.

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    Rooms are now going for $300 per night, and are a big hit with aviation enthusiasts. Check it out here.

    The resort claims to be the first to turn a 727 into a hotel room, although Stockholm also has the Jumbo Jet Hostel.

    Tags: tw99, 727, CostaRica, Resort

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