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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
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 9 June 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed on the Congo-Bongo estate for a week and this was our first time ever coming to Costa-Rica. WOW the beauty of this country is enough to take your breath away, such a diversified environment with every new ecosystem as beautiful as the previous. Some days we spent hours just relaxing in the Dream House and...

2Thank Andrew B
new york
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We recently stayed at the Congo Bongo in the Root House. What a wonderful experience. The property is beautiful, well maintained, and very safe. We were greeted by the owner, Don, upon arrival, who gave us a tour of the house and some helpful information to make our stay more enjoyable. The staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the Costa...

2Thank jeanne54
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We did an 8 day whirlwind American-style roadtrip of Costa Rica this February, and stayed at many great places along the way - with not a single disappointment. But head and shoulders above the rest was Congo-Bongo!! Even before leaving home, we suspected that Congo Bongo would be the apex of our Costa Rica safari, and it turned out to...

2Thank G S
Cape May, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 April 2013

I visited Congo Bongo a few years ago with a group from school. The owners were more than welcoming. They went above and beyong to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. For people who enjoy adventure and appreciate nature, this could not be a better location. It is just a short walk from the beach where you can enjoy the...

1Thank Ashley226
Grand Forks, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2013

For people who can appreciate wildlife, easy pace, and workmanship...this is the place for you! Daan and his staff are friendly & excellent at keeping the place clean and for helping with bookings of tours etc. We saw many different species of plants, animals, and insects at this oasis and enjoyed every minute. We stayed at this paradise for 10...

Thank magnumhorses
New York
Reviewed 6 April 2013

Our family of four had a wonderful stay at the River House in Congo Bongo. The best parts are the open air "living room/terrace" on the 2nd floor which looks out over the "jungle." The jungle is a little manicured and cultivated, more of a garden, but we did see lots of birds and some monkeys. The beach is one...

1Thank garytros
Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 3 April 2013

I was very excited to stay in the Palm House at Congo Bongo after reading all the lovely reviews. It did not disappoint. The accomodations were excellent, very clean, and beautiful. Daan and his staff and family were also very helpful: helping with laundry, special accomodations, recommendations for shopping, and giving insider tips regarding the busy areas to avoid during...

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  • 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: €124 - €184 (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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