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Reviewed August 9, 2018

We have just got home from a 4 night stay in the fuselage. It was outstanding , quirky , and unmissable.
The two bed room plane is such an amazing experience, we were four adults and had a blast. We sat out on the wing of the plane every night up in the canopy, monkeys visited us frequently and there was a sloth in the tree next to the plane that a friendly gardener pointed out. The staff on reception get quite a bad rep on this forum , i found them friendly and efficient.
I read a review about the smell in the plane , it's in the middle of the jungle which is humid . The plane heats up in the day towards the cockpit end as it is in the sun , these conditions did lead to a very slight musty smell . if you turn the air conditioning on and leave the wing door open fpr 5 minutes it disappears instantly . You just need to be a little savvy, it's nothing to get on your high horse about. The hot water is temperamental , it's 32 degrees celcius outside who needs hot water ? The water is tepid probably around 28 degrees again no big deal. The price paid for this world class oddity is ridiculously cheap , although people who pay 400 usd per night feel cheated , when it should be 2000 usd a night all things considered. If you want 5 star go else where and stay in a room much like any other. The bottom line is go for the adventure and you'll love the seclusion and canopy top feel with the breath taking view of the sea.

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Amy L
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at room B6 which was ground floor but the people upstairs were so loud bouncing a ball or what not...I felt that there was many miscommunication when we booked a tour they said they would provide towels for the parasailing when we went front desk they said no they don’t provide it...so we had to run back to our room and get our towels ugh but other than that it was good

Stayed: July 2018, traveled with friends
1  Thank Brendaliz J
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Lovely bungalow with a view of the sea and jungle. Saw more monkeys here than at Manuel Antonio!
Only caveat - breakfast at Anacondas, their onsite restaurant - very expensive, quite mediocre food and then charge extra for coffee. Went elsewhere after that. Excellent coffee and pastries at the bakery next to El Avion ( the airplane restaurant).
Staff are out to please and the property is gorgeous.

  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank emengee
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

We were referred to Costa Verde by a friend of ours who could not stop talking about how wonderful it was. We had wanted to visit Costa Rica and we are so very glad we decided to stay at this unique property.

It truly is unlike any other resort on the planet. The resort has a bit of a "crashed airplane" theme, which is original to say the least. The decor features re-purposed airplanes at 2 of the resort's restaurants, as well as a cockpit cabin (one bed) and completely tricked out and luxurious 727 fuselage that features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. We were lucky enough to stay in the 727 for one night. If you want to stay in the 727, you must book at least a year in advance! But it is worth it!

Although there were some children at the resort (we brought our 9 year old), there is an adults-only portion of Costa Verde for those who prefer to avoid the company of children (we can totally relate). We did not stay in the adults-only portion of the resort, but if it is anything like the rest of the property, I'm sure it is beautiful.

Please note that there is a variety of wildlife all over this property! The resort is nestled in the Manuel Antonio rain forest. We were very excited to see monkeys, iguanas, toucans, macaws and other beautiful birds. The monkeys are naughty but immensely entertaining. They snatched our swimsuits off our balcony one morning and abandoned them in a tree, so beware of anything you leave unattended! (We got them back.)

The resort is not "on the beach" but you can walk to a public-access beach. Please note that it is a bit of a hike to get down to the beach, but well worth the workout. I wouldn't say that the resort is a good choice for people with very small kids. Our 9 year old did fine, but I would have been a little nervous if she were 5 or younger. The food at all the restaurants were pretty good. We ate at La Cantina, El Wagon, Anaconda, and El Avion, which is a C-135 cargo plane (and Iran-Contra relic) converted into a popular restaurant and drinking establishment.

We were already talking about booking our next stay at Costa Verde as our vacation came to an end. We hope this review helps other people decide on Costa Verde!!!

Room Tip: Nearly all the villas have an ocean view, but the best view is from the 727 fuselage.
  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
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1  Thank missed_connection
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved Costa Verde! The view from our room in area D was incredible, room was spacious and comfortable, and we loved having a kitchenette. There were 3 pools, one is adults only so we didn’t visit that one very often but the view there was amazing. There were a couple of short nature trails on the property that we would walk on in the mornings and would always see lots of wildlife. Monkeys were everywhere and they were so fun to watch! Also saw toucans while sitting on our balcony in the morning.
The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. We went out to eat at El Avion and El Wagon and really enjoyed our food and service at both. Most of the time we walked to dinner but they do have a van that they will pick you up in if you call for a ride.
The beach was a short 5 minute walk. You do have to walk along a busy road but there was plenty of room to walk on the side and we never felt unsafe. Manuel Antonio National Park was also a short bus ride away. We caught the bus at El Wagon and I think it was 325 colones per person for the bus.
The only complaint I have is that the pools closed at 8:00, which we thought was a little early.
Overall we loved this place—the wildlife and views were out of this world and the location was great as well. If I ever go back to Manuel Antonio I would absolutely stay here again.

Stayed: June 2018, traveled with family
Thank Erin C
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