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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Congo Bongo is one of those rare places that looks exactly like it does in it's pictures. It's beautiful, clean, really well managed and absolute paradise. I organized a group of 17 people and found that Dan and the CB team were incredibly accommodating and made the organizing piece quite easy for me. My favorite part was how authentic it...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The few days in Feb. 2014 we spent at Congo bongo were very interesting for us. Daan, the owner was friendly and relaxed, staying in the "long house" at that time of the year very nice as there were almost no bugs. Jogging along the beach early morning was wonderful and the long house resembels more a ship deck than...

4Thank gniessen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 February 2014

What a find, location, location, location! Daan and his wife Marisol were wonderful hosts! It was truly a pleasure to stay here. We stayed in the dream house and I can tell you it is a "dream house" Daan honestly captured everyones "dream house" in paridise! I actaully felt as though I was dreaming when he greated us and walked...

2Thank Cheyennie
Lihue, Hawaii
Reviewed 16 January 2014

I had the very best time here at Congo Bongo, so much kindness and consideration from lovely heart centered people who have so much integrity. This is my second visit and I love it. I am already planning a third. The perfect combination of natural peace and modern facilities. Wonderful walks to the beach with monkeys and humming birds and...

2Thank NickGood67
Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Lovely location. Charming, private and very comfortable accommodations. Excellent food. Really great folks Don and Marisol. Fabulous wildlife viewing including monkeys, hummers, great birding all around among beautiful canopy trees and ornamental plantings and just a few steps to gorgeous beach.

1Thank JP S
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We recently returned from a 3-night stay at the Big House. What an absolutely incredible experience! The beautiful sights and sounds from the jungle enveloping you as you sit in the open living area is a sensation you won't soon forget. The walk to the beach is a treat itself. When the jungle parts and you see your beautiful, private...

2Thank J W
Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 8 October 2013

After much research, and almost deciding on another location before my wife and I came across Congo Bongo, we made the decision to spend 6 nights at the Dream House mid-Sept.. With all the beautiful pics and videos we watched about Congo Bongo, we were expecting paradise. We got that and much, much, more! We arrived about 8 PM by...

3Thank RicoSuave77
Corinth, Mississippi, United States
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I just returned from a week lost in paradise at Congo Bongo. I can't say enough nice things about this property and it's wonderful owner's Daan and Marisol. We stayed in the Palm House, and it is even prettier than the pictures. The jungle surrounding the property is lush and beautiful and very well kept. Everything is...

2Thank Jenni L
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 25 August 2013

My family (2 young boys, ages 4 and 7, along with my husband and myself) just returned from 5 wonderful nights at the Palm House at Congo Bongo. Our stay in Manzanillo was definitely one of the highlights of our 2-week trip in Costa Rica and we would return in a heartbeat. Daan and his family, the owners and operators...

3Thank Angela G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Congo Bongo for me was the best of all places i stayed. Its a absolute paradise! The Jungle sounds and in the background the sound of the sea is such a wonderful combination. Also a wonderful family who runs the place. Absolutely worth to visit....

3Thank Patneel

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Congo Bongo is located in the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica and surrounded by a rich variety of flora and fauna. The beautiful Caribbean Sea is just a few steps away. We have seven fully equipped ecolodges accommodating between three and seven guests. You will enjoy the peace and quiet of the tropical jungle and you will live an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Congo Bongo Ecolodges Costa Rica

Address: Congo Bongo Street, Manzanillo 70403, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Price Range: $175 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Congo Bongo Ecolodges Costa Rica 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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