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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 10 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 6 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...

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New York
Reviewed 7 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 4 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...

Thank traliz
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Congo Bongo. In the Long House...it was fantastic. The house were excellently clean and safe from bugs..altoug the roof is open. Have a nice equipped kitchen where to cook was a real nice experience. The environment is a real treasure, jungle all around with a lot of animals. We woke up 5 o'clock every morning...

2Thank Jolie40
Medicine hat
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We stayed at the Dream House at Congo Bongo for a full week and had an absolutely fantastic experience. The sights and sounds of the jungle, almost private seclusion and the natural decor of our dream house were exactly what we were looking for. Everything in the house was suited to the environment and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the...

2Thank tequilla11
Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Withing 5 minutes of arriving we saw a sloth, amazing!! Beautiful property, warm weather, clean beaches, friendly staff and pets and felt safe, and so cool!!! Jungle sounds, monkey, fireflies....we were arriving from the cold winter of canada, our Christmas holiday at Congo Bongo was wonderful, it was everything we had dreamed a jungle house experience to be, and then...

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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: $170 - $251 (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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“any room chosen is a good room”
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“The Long Dream House kitchen provided great cooking/dining facilities for our group of 10”
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  • Open kitchen at the Long House
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“Nature Dream House <--- amazing”
 of 5 bubbles 181briannek, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are geared to number of people. Each is very private you hardly know there is anyone else there.”
 of 5 bubbles barryk_12, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All houses are really good, the difference is in the number of beds and bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles EVKTraveler, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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