Sunset Seekers

El Avión

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.

Our Food

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…

Our Sunsets

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…

Bar Scene

We have one bar on each floor as well as the one-of-a-kind El Avion Pub located inside our cargo plane. The scene really starts flying before sunset and continues far into the night. Cold domestic and imported beers, exotic tropical cocktails and quality wines and mouth watering appetizers are always available. You will meet the most interesting people from the four corners of the earth. There’s no doubt about it, El Avion is the place to see and be seen in Manuel Antonio.



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El Avión  +506 2777-3378 

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