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Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica

Congo Bongo Street, Manzanillo 70403 Costa Rica
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 21 Specialty lodging in Manzanillo
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Mosquito net
Sun terrace
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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Alex Ramos wrote a review Jul 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica33 contributions3 helpful votes
Congo Bongo EcoVillage is a wonderful place, its owners take great care of the details, both in the houses and in the property in general. The place has very wide spaces, lots of nature, trails, animal views and direct access by trail to the beach. Many species of flora and fauna can be observed within the property. A magical place with a lot of nature. The houses are fully equipped with everything necessary to have an exceptional experience during your stay, these have open common spaces and more private places such as rooms and bathrooms. A place that exceeds the expectations of any visitor. I recommend it 100%.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Beach L wrote a review Mar 2020
Ontario, Canada160 contributions118 helpful votes
This was our last stop on a two week vacation and Congo Bongo was truly a magical spot. Marisol is the sweetest host and ensured that we had everything we needed to have an excellent stay. Our Dream Nature House was lovely and it was magical laying in the hammock at night, listening to all of the sounds of the rainforest. The walk to the beach was beautiful and the flora on the property is incredible. We found it very easy to walk to town for snacks, groceries, dinner, etc. If you are considering staying here, don't hesitate and book it!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Enrique G wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I had a 5 nights stay in this awesome place, we were looking for a place to rest and this one was the right place, the cabin with all we need to live there, owners do not forgot anything you may need, surrounded by primary and secondary forest with all kind of specimen of forest, birds and butterflies. If you are looking for privacity and a really contact with a virgen nature, this is the place to visit.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Deluxe Room, closest to the beach.
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msbarends wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions
We loved staying at Congo Bongo! The house was beautifully setup, spacious, with big comfy beds and a good shower! We loved all the solutions and artworks made of plastic and parfum bottles found and collected. So good to reuse them and create awareness on this massive topic. Also, great hospitality with a bottle of red wine waiting for us upon arrival! Where in the world would you get that?! It was insane how many animals we saw just staying around the house. Different monkeys came to visit us, racoons were cruising around the house (and in the kitchen) and the Blue Morphos (big blue butterflies) were just everywhere we looked. The walk to the remote beach of Manzanillo was just the cherry on the cake. What a beautiful spot this is!
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Date of stay: August 2019
AWH wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed with our two kids (age 1 and 4) 3 days in the Dream Caribbean house. When we arrived Marisol came immediately to welcome us and she showed us the lodge. In one word: Wow! We loved the lodge and how it’s decorated. It’s a great feeling to be surrounded by nature and all its creatures living there, listening to the sounds they make. We got married close by at Punta Uva Beach. It was special to get dressed and have my makeup and hair done on the porch of our lodge with the sounds of howler monkeys and birds in the background. We’d love to come back with our kids, when they are a little older to show them this gem again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$169 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica
Which popular attractions are close to Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Nearby attractions include Nature Observatorio (0.6 miles), Chocorart (3.1 miles), and Ara Manzanillo (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a mosquito net.
Is parking available at Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Refugio Grill, Como en la Gloria, and Bamboocha.
Is Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Manzanillo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Congo Bongo EcoVillage Costa Rica?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.