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Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
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Congo Bongo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Marina del Rey, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friends and I stayed in the Long House earlier this month at the suggestion of a friend and travel blogger (CrazySexyFunTraveler.com). WHAT A FIND! The house was EXACTLY as portrayed on the web site and an incredible value. The house and amenities were simple, yet very comfortable. The house was clean and tidy and we loved regular visits from... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Congobongo for one week and it was absolutely perfect. A beautiful jungle paradise--well situated near your own private beach and very close to nearby towns of manzanillo and puerto viejo [either by bike or cab]. The flora and fauna on the grounds are simply magnificent--I fell asleep to jungle sounds and awoke to the monkeys! Daan and... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just spend an amazing 5 days at Congo Bongo and we are ready to go back for another visit!! Daan and his entire family were very attentive to us and were there if we needed anything.He even supplied us with a cell phone with all their numbers which gave us a feeling of security. We stayed in the River... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Daan, Ernesto and Marveli are the best. The house was perfect, the setting was ideal, and we had a great vacation. Comfortable lodging, beautiful secluded beach, and gracious people. Our twelve year old loved it as much as we did. Guests are supplied with a cell phone which gives an extra level of security. There were almost no bugs; the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congo Bongo was the perfect place to stay in my time in Costa Rica. Very close to the local town Manzanillo, incredible staff, a gorgeous walk to a secluded beach, and beautiful surroundings. The first night of our 7 day stay was a bit "new" to me due to the jungle noises but after that first night I slept like... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you set foot on one of the Congo Bongo paths, your experience in Costa Rica's Caribbean begins to come to life. From the jungle path leading to the almost private beach, the beautifully designed bungalos and the richness of eating, sleeping and living outdoors in such cared for comfort, Congo Bongo makes for a special and very... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving from the bitter Toronto cold, the amazing weather and lush jungle was very welcomed. I was part of a large group of people looking to get some sun and experience Costa Rica together. The accommodations were great and we had a wonderful time. If you're looking for a secluded getaway that is outside of the resort type of place,... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled to Congo Bongo with 16 other people for a week. Surprisingly, there were no issues, no hiccups, and everything went smoothly thanks to Daan and the staff at Congo Bongo. They always made sure that we had everything we needed and ensured that the houses were clean. Beyond the great service, the environment was paradise. Between being in... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Congo Bongo is one of those rare places that looks exactly like it does in it's pictures. It's beautiful, clean, really well managed and absolute paradise. I organized a group of 17 people and found that Dan and the CB team were incredibly accommodating and made the organizing piece quite easy for me. My favorite part was how authentic it... More

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Berlin, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The few days in Feb. 2014 we spent at Congo bongo were very interesting for us. Daan, the owner was friendly and relaxed, staying in the "long house" at that time of the year very nice as there were almost no bugs. Jogging along the beach early morning was wonderful and the long house resembels more a ship deck than... More

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Additional Information about Congo Bongo

Also Known As:
Congo Bongo Hotel Manzanillo
Congo Bongo Hotel
Congo Bongo Costa Rica/Manzanillo
Address: Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Specialty lodging in Manzanillo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Congo Bongo is located at the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge at the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It's surrounded by a great diversity of flora and fauna. The amazing unspoiled Caribbean Sea is just a few steps away.We have 6 rental houses, fully equipped. You will enjoy the peace and quiet of the tropical jungle and you will live an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

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