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Congo Bongo Ecolodges Costa Rica

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a great time at Congo Bongo. We stayed in the Dream Nature house which was really cool and very well maintained. The grounds are beautiful and the beach is perfect. It is a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely spot. So nice to have your own completely private place. We enjoyed every aspect of the lodge. I almost don't want to recommend it as I selfishly would like to keep it a secret! Shhhh. There are many reviews describing the lodges, (which are amazing), so I'll try to focus on what else is around. We took...

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Pinole, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Congo bongo was awesome. The staff cater to every need quickly and happily. They seem to think of everything- free wifi, a complimentary bottle of wine, fresh coconuts, coffee, beach chairs to use, even have a cell phone that we used during our stay. They washed, dried and folded our laundry st no charge. The location is...

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending 4 nights in a lodge in beautiful Tortuguero surrounded by many tourists of all nationalities; Congo Bongo was the perfect way to top my getaway off: No people around! No concierges, no managers, no waiters, no other humans except lil ol' me. So wonderful! Marisol and Daan, the owners, are great hosts, this is a family owned property...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than expected, and believe me we built this up in our minds for months! Beautiful hand crafted houses placed into a beautiful jungle setting. You have privacy from other houses. Really gives you the feel of what is it like to live in the jungle. Do your self a favor and do NOT stay at a regular hotel like...

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Ashley, Ohio
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We came here for spring break in March. We were traveling with a party of 7. Upon arrival we were met by the owner, Daan. He is a wonderful person. He showed us the house and if we ever needed him he was always close by. The beach and town is in walking distance. We cooked at home a few...

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Dream Nature House for an amazing week in March. The house is crafted beautifully of gorgeous hardwood. The hammock and rocking chairs were perfect for relaxing and watching the jungle around us. We had so much fun watching and listening to the howler monkeys in the trees!! Congo Bongo made our vacation wonderful!! Daan helped plan...

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Athens, Georgia
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Came for spring break with our teenage kids and were blown away by the beauty of the area. The Congo Bongo property is so thoughtfully designed and beautifully maintained. The walk from the River Dream House, where we stayed, through the jungle to the beach was beautiful (we saw monkeys!) and the beach you get to is pristine. Hosts were...

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Having traveled to Belize and several Caribbean islands, my wife and I decided we wanted the best of both beach and jungle for our wedding anniversary and chose Congo Bongo. We stayed one week and highly recommend Daan and Marisol's ecolodges for a truly unique experience. We enjoyed the personal connection we made with the owners. We ran with Marisol...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My partner and I spent a week at Congo Bongo, and after the very long drive from San Jose (efficiently arranged for us by Congo Bongo), we arrived to a beautiful and idyllic setting. The cabins are set in the middle of a forest full of amazing animals and wildlife. We saw howler monkeys in the trees on a daily...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: RM570 - RM800 (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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