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Congo Bongo

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Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge | Congo Bongo Street, Manzanillo 506, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome people, great service and fantastic location! Also very conscious and respectful of the surrounding environment and natural areas, which include incredible jungle landscapes with biodiversity plants and wildlife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in the nature house. I am pretty sure it is as close to paradise as one may get. Sure, there are insects and spiders and your clothes may never dry, but it is the jungle. Everything could not have been more perfect. It was very clean and kept up. The construction is beautiful with an... More 

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Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stayed here and it was amazing, the place was clean, quiet and spacious. The owners were so accomadating and knowledgable about the surrounding area, and while eating breakfast we watched monkeys playing in the treetops! AMAZING!!!!!!!

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the 'River Dream House'. Two bedrooms on the ground floor, 'open air' kitchen and living area on the second floor, as well as another bedroom. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom. We had a wonderful stay and our hosts were very accommodating and helpfully. Enjoyed sitting in a rocking chair in the living area, while overlooking the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Congo Bongo during the first few days of July 2015. Though it was pouring rain, dark, and we were without our luggage, we were immediately put at ease by the caretaker Eduardo (as Daan was out of town). He walked us through the jungle and gave us a tour of the Deluxe... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The uniqueness of this place was absolutely amazing. Apart from the array of beautiful homes located on the property, we were immediately catered to the moment we arrived at the Airport. It was our first experience in such a place, and they made us feel comfortable right away (although it doesn't take long!). We stayed a long 2 weeks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

To start out, let me just say this place was amazing. Me and my girlfriend were looking for something different. We've been on plenty of vacations but have always stayed near or at resorts. We wanted a different experience. I've always had the fantasy of living on a beach in a little house in the jungle. When I found this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for a place to truly relax and rest... Since the start Daan was very helpful and informative, he answered all of my e-mails on a timely manner and included additional information I didn't even think of! When I got to the hotel, Marisol showed me around and was very nice. There even was a cellphone in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed for four nights at the Palm House and it was as wonderful as the website indicated. It looks simply gorgeous. We lazed around and swam in the ocean. Thanks again to Daan and staff who kindly presented us with wine and flowers when we had a low key wedding on the terrace.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Daan, Marisol, Ernesto, Danella, the ground keepers and my favorite pooches in all the world, you are the BEST! Without a doubt, you have the most beautiful property in all of Manzanillo! I stayed April 11 through April 24, 2015, two glorious weeks for much need rest and beauty. The first three days, I didn't move from my hammock! The... More 

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