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Congo Bongo Ecolodges Costa Rica

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roquefort les pins france
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Just a wonderful place right by the perfect beach and a very nice staff. Thank you Daan !!! All the houses are different, we stayed at the root house and at the dream house and liked them both very much. The wood work is just so different and pretty, the houses were both very cute, well equipped and comfortable. We...

1Thank marinesab
Reviewed 9 February 2013 via mobile

Beautiful setting, beautiful beach, animals everywhere! Couldn't ask for more. Plan to get up early though....the howler monkeys will make sure of it! The resident dogs and cats are sweet and the staff friendly. The lodging is very cool-- we stayed at the River House. Deck overlooks the jungle, also small patio downstairs is very pleasant for bird and monkey-...

1Thank Dunnvader
Redding, California
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Awesome place! The staff are very friendly and helpful.. We went there for our daughter"s wedding! The staff helped with anything we needed. Ask Daan and he would make it happen. Can't thank Daan and staff enough for everything. Our house even had a really awesome house cat "Suzie".. I miss her.. If you are looking for a really neat...

3Thank 2Hammys
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Wow! We owe the Congo Bongo such a huge thank you for making our dream wedding in Manzanillo a reality. From our first contact and all the way through until we said our final goodbyes, Daan, family, and staff ensured every detail of our week-long stay was perfect! Our idea was simple. Invite all of our 30 wedding guests on...

3Thank Cartier-Bentley
Woodland, California
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Wow, we loved it here! The owner and his family are so friendly and helpful. Anything you want they go out of their way to get it for you. Laundry service was great although nothing ever really dries completely in the rain forest. Even our Passports curled in the dampness! We had a really cool house cat at the River...

2Thank 3DogMa
Reviewed 11 November 2012

hey girls vacation my mom my sister and me we had the most amazing time everybody at Congo Bongo was absolutely incredible please please visit them they make you feel so warm and welcome chickens will be at your door 5 dogs 5 chickens wake up to the holler monkeys absolutely absolutely awesome

3Thank Dylansmomm
Oakland, California
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Congo Bongo is a great place if you're really up for living in the jungle! This means hearing howler monkeys, insects and birds all night and being comfortable with all the animals and insects in the jungle. If you are not comfortable living with bugs, lizards, etc., this may not be for you. I loved our friendly chicken visitors every...

3Thank SetStar
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We stayed in the river house in September 2012. We loved the house, especially the setting. The grounds here and the work that is done to keep up the environment is astounding. We were treated very nicely by the owner and his family, and we were very thankful for the convenient laundry service. Congo Bongo could market itself as a...

4Thank Cub-N-Bun
New York
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Congo Bongo is a beautiful rustic retreat located in the jungle with a private walkway that leads to a pristine and secluded white sand beach. It was the perfect setting for our family's annual vacation, we couldn't have been happier with our experience. Daan and his generous family made us feel right at home and cooked us delicious family style...

6Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 23 June 2012

This property is aging. You have to be comfortable with insects to feel ok about staying here as they are everywhere. Without a/c summer sleeping is clammy and sticky. The room fan was covered with grit but using it was essential. The outdoor fridge needed to be replaced as its exterior was showing its age and proximity to the ocean....

5Thank WorkTwoTravel

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  • 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 - $257 (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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