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El Avión, the world famous, must-see and be-seen restaurant and bar in Manuel Antonio has a colorful and fascinating history. The C-123 Fairchild cargo plane has been converted to a pub and a two level bar and restaurant has been built in, around and above the plane. Everyone agrees, El Avion has the best views in all of Manuel Antonio! Join our sunset crew – where the cargo cult meets the cocktail crowd. Enjoy informal dining, an extensive menu a great bar scene and views of our most spectacular sunsets into the Blue Pacific Ocean below.
Parties, events & weddings
We can create special events for just a few or over a hundred. Our second floor is perfect for private events, parties and weddings.
El Avion is renowned for our seafood dishes like Fried Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Seafood Curry, Yellow Fin Tuna Steaks and many more. Our Chef creates fresh fish specials with a unique local flavor every day…
As we are about 150 meters above the beach, we have a bird’s eye view of the prettiest panorama anywhere in Manuel Antonio.
Our famous Iran-Contra/CIA Plane
Our Fairchild C-123 was a part of one of the biggest scandals in the 1980’s. The Reagan Administration set up a bizarre network of arms sales to Iran…