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Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
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Congo Bongo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful relaxing vacation at Congo-Bongo. Everything was absolutely amazing and beautiful and set up so well, we seriously had no complaints at all, only compliments. We stayed 7 nights and rented the River House. Thank you Daan for answering all our questions before our arrival and after we got there. It was great advice on how to... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am what you might call a city girl, I am terrified of bugs and not what you would call an advernturer. So to say I was a bit nervous about my visit is an understatement. After I arrived I fell in love.....yes there were bugs and it was very warm to say the least. But the beauty of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Congo-Bongo is where my family and I spent our last 3 nights and my birthday and I must say, it was perfect. We booked the Long house which in my opinion is the best lodge they have, because it's private and its absolutely gorgeously big! Dan was very helpful and knowledgeable of the house, location and attractions around. Marisol (his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The place is surrounded by beauty and steps away from the beach. We heard the sounds of nature as well as watched monkeys near by. The staff was phenomenal. Maria in particular was special. She kept a close eye on us and was consistently friendly and eager to help.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I just hosted our wedding at Congo Bongo at the end of September and had an incredible experience! I had visited Congo Bongo before and knew this would be a great place for our wedding and for our family and friends to visit, but they honestly exceeded our expectations. One of the reasons we picked this place... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our tranquil stay at Congo Bongo. If you want to get-a-way from the chaos and really be alone this is the place. It was an extremely relaxing couple of days. There are lots of animals all around the bungalow, good internet and security too. Bicycles can be rented and it's a 5-10 minute walk... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is our second stay at the Dream House at Congo-Bongo. We stayed 7 nights both times. Congo-Bongo is amazing. Daan and Marisol are the perfect hosts. They welcome you with a bottle of wine as well. They are extremely helpful and are always available to answer any questions. Also they provide you with a cellphone with their numbers as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is no joke! We stayed in the deluxe dream house for 4 nights in early October. The house was a beautiful stand-alone one bedroom bungalow with no walls, except around the bedroom (1 king and 1 twin) and bathroom (stand up shower). About a quarter mile walk through the jungle on an old wooden boardwalk to the private... More 

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Livermore, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Wow, this place is spectacular. In fact when my wife and I arrived at Congo-Bongo, I remember telling Dann and Marisol "we thought it would be great, but we could never have imagined it would be this great." It was surreal for sure. We stayed 7 nights in the Dream House. Although the first 2-3 nights all houses were full,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very close to delicious food, amazing hikes, and beautiful beaches/snorkeling.. They did our laundry everyday which was great because we we're there to get dirty hiking and swimming etc. Very nice place. Would love to come back someday :)

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Address: Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Congo Bongo Hotel Manzanillo
Congo Bongo Costa Rica/Manzanillo

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