El Avion Is A CIA Aircraft Abandoned In Costa Rica Jungle Turned Into A Cool Bar-restaurant

Nestled in the jungle of Costa Rica, El Avion is an American C-123 Fairchild military airplane that now houses a quirky bar and restaurant.
The plane itself is an ex-CIA aircraft, abandoned at San Jose airport after the Reagan administration’s involvement in the Nicaraguan Revolution. It’s also the sister plane to the other C-123 Fairchild purchased by the CIA that was shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair in the 1980s. Remember that bizarre network of arms sales to Iran designed to win release of US hostages held in Lebanon and raise money to fund the Nicaraguan, counter-revolutionary guerilla fighters?
The owners of the restaurant bought the plane for $3,000 in 2000 and converted it into a pub and a two level bar and restaurant boasting the best sunset views in the region over the Pacific Ocean. The bar is well known for their fresh seafood dishes. Expect classics like fried calamari, coconut shrimp, and exotic tropical cocktails.

El Avion is a CIA aircraft abandoned in Costa Rica jungle turned into a cool bar restaurant

El Avion is a CIA aircraft abandoned in Costa Rica jungle turned into a cool bar restaurant

El Avion is a CIA aircraft abandoned in Costa Rica jungle turned into a cool bar restaurant

El Avion is a CIA aircraft abandoned in Costa Rica jungle turned into a cool bar restaurant

El Avion is a CIA aircraft abandoned in Costa Rica jungle turned into a cool bar restaurant

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