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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Five friends stayed in the Big House for five nights in early May after a conference in San Jose and we loved it. First of all, the property is really IN the jungle, not near it as the few hotels along the road are, but right IN the REAL jungle with howler monkeys overhead and sloths hanging around in the...

4Thank melinda888
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We stayed at Congo Bongo from 5-22 thru 5-24 2012. This place is as much a piece of art, as it is a home. It was beautiful. We stayed in the Dream House that was built by Daan himself. It is so spectacular, words can not describe. The attention to details go far beyond the norm, from the hand carved...

Reviewed 12 May 2012

I stayed in the Root House in Congo Bongo for 5 days and I had an incredible time! Daan, Marisol and Masai, the owner family, are amazing people, they helped me with everything (even with the the things they shouldn't:) ) and I just felt like at home there. Congo Bongo is located in the jungle so around your beach...

4Thank Crazysexyfuntraveler
Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 7 May 2012

My husband and I spent a week (april 14-21), in the Dream House. The house looked exactly as it did in the photos on the internet. Daan and his staff right away helped us settle into our house. The open air kitchen, eating area and living room was amazing. You felt like you were right in the jungle. The kitchen...

3Thank lmz2108
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 May 2012

For the price of a Best Western in North America, you can have the most amazing jungle experience at Congo Bongo. The property hosts incredible wildlife, including the infamous howling monkeys, not to mention the 3km crescent shaped private beach. If a "non cookie cutter" vacation is what you are looking for, this is it! We never saw more than...

2Thank Milkman218
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Our family of 3 stayed at the Palm House during Semana Santa (Holy Week). It was truly a wonderful experience for my teenage son, my husband and I. Daan and family have done a great job of the placement of the homes within the jungle, creating a private space for each of the houses. The beautiful jungle landscape and the...

2Thank GPNJ
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Congo Bongo in Novermber 2011. We rented the Big House and could not have been happier with the accomodations. The house was beautifully constructed, private and the open concept was the perfect way to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The beach was beautiful and a short walk from the house. Although it was not...

2Thank connie_canada
Sunrise, FL
Reviewed 27 March 2012

My boyfriend and I took my daughter and her friend to Costa Rica for spring break 2012...we had a great time. We stayed in the Long House/Congo Bongo...it is located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge...I would recommend this house and area to anyone who wants to get away and have a relaxing vacation...the house can sleep 8 people, so there...

2Thank neilsine
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 March 2012

My three friends and I stayed at Congo Bongo in mid-February and had a wonderful experience. We stayed in the Palm House, which was just large enough for the four of us. The shower and toilet/sink are separate (which is GREAT for four women) from each other and are pretty basic. The lower room has a safe, a king bed...

1Thank andreadowd
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We recently spent four nights at Congo Bongo in Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica. Here is what is great about Congo Bongo. The location. The houses for rent are very private and the beautiful walk to the beach is easily accessible. The beach is amazing. We were there in mid-February and we had the beach to ourselves. Okay, there might...

4Thank caminowalker35

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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 )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: RM585 - RM870 (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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