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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the unique architecture to the whimsical sculptures that dot the carefully maintained jungle landscape, you can tell the owners' pride in this amazing spot. Daan runs a lovely, peaceful place with access to the beach amid tropical trees and flowers, where wildlife abounds. Cooking in that open kitchen every morning with hummingbirds zooming by was magical. Our housekeeper Katia... More 

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Milwaukee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had such a memorable stay at our Big House! The kids could not get over the amount of creatures that they could discover while mom cooked breakfast! The house was clean and the owners were so kind and generous! We loved it!

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a lovely stay! We could hear the waves crashing from our beds. I love the architecture. You can see the jungle from the shower! The sounds of crickets lulled us to bed. We heard howler monkeys daily. They did our wash daily! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! I want to come back!

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Thank Lauren F
Columbia, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We finally made it to Costa Rica & had a great experience staying in the Jungle! We stayed in the Long house which was very nice! The house is beautiful with the feeling of being outside since it is all open. I loved lounging in the hammock. I really thought the mosquitoes would be terrible but I never got one... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Long House which is the first house that you arrive at we you drive in Congo Bongo. We were greeted by a very nice lady that welcomed us to the Long House and showed us the way around the place. I just thought the place a excellent, I usually think that it doesn't look like the... More 

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Thank Callie C
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We were vacationing in Costa Rica this past June. We did not rent from Daniel but from a lady with a property just next to Daniel's lot. However, Daniel built her house. and what a mistake it was to rent from her rather than one oh Daniel's houses. His piece of land is so well maintained, with secludes passes, fanny... More 

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Shanghai
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Once we pulled into the property, we knew we made the right decision to come to the Caribbean Coast. The setting is gorgeous, the beach is secluded (almost entirely empty), and the owners really care about the place, taking care of every details (including cleaning the beach every morning). This almost never happens, but as amazing as the pictures are... More 

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Congo Bongo was truly a one of a kind life experience! Daan and his lovely wife have made their property such a welcoming place for all walks of life, literally all walks, (hollar monkeys, Coco the dog and little Susie the cat)! <<<I had to add the best features into my review! I definitely recommend Congo Bongo and I am... More 

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Highland, Michigan
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a honeymoon for a week. It was absolutely beautiful! Service was wonderful laundry daily and clean daily. Beach was nice and private and very clean also. The kitchen was definitely nice to have saved us time and money every morning. It's located in the jungle quiet beautiful and very private. We can't wait to come back... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My grandson and i stayed 3 nights in the dream nature house. My 1st impression when i saw the house was WOW. Nicer than the photos. Really. We did nothing but go into town and beach. Spent most of our time just enjoying the grounds. The animal world is right there. The few times it rained just added to the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Congo Bongo is located at the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It's surrounded by a great diversity of flora and fauna. The amazing unspoiled Caribbean Sea is just a few steps away. We have 7 rental houses, fully equipped. 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 Boutique Guest Houses

Address: Congo Bongo Street, Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Price Range: €123 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Congo Bongo Boutique Guest Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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Congo Bongo Hotel Manzanillo
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