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Hotel Congo Bongo - Vacation Houses

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  • Congo Bongo - Big House

    Big House - View 1

  • Congo Bongo - Big House

    Big House - View 2

  • Congo Bongo - Big House patio

    Big House - Patio

  • Congo Bongo - Big House porch

    Big House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Big House porch

    Big House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - Big House sleeping room 1

    Big House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Big House sleeping room 2

    Big House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Big House sleeping room 3

    Big House - Sleeping Room 3

  • Congo Bongo - Big House bath room

    Big House - Bath room

165$per night

Big House - 3 bedrooms - Watch video for Big HousePerfect for a group or big family up to six people

The Big house has two floors and surface of 105 sqm (1130 sq ft) for up to 6 persons. Downstairs has two big bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a king-size bed or two single beds, respectively, private bathroom with a hot shower, separate W/C and washbowl. It has an open living area w/ fully equipped kitchen, terrace w/ hammock, rocking chairs, a big porch w/ barbecue (BBQ), Upstairs there is a big bedroom with one king-size bed or two single beds. Offers beautiful view on the tropical gardens, private and comfortable.

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  • Congo Bongo - Long House View

    Long House - View

  • Congo Bongo - Long House porch view 1

    Long House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Long House porch view 2

    Long House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Long House porch view 3

    Long House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - Long House porch view 4

    Long House - Living

  • Congo Bongo - Long House sleeping room 1

    Long House - Sleeping room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Long House sleeping room 2

    Long House - Sleeping room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Long House sleeping room 3

    Long House - Sleeping room 3

  • Congo Bongo - Long House bathroom

    Long House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Long House porch view 5

    Long House - Relaxing

165$per night

Long House - 3 bedrooms - Watch video for Long HouseGreat for a group or big family up to six people

The Long house has one floor, a surface of 98 sqm (1055 sq ft) and can keep up to 6 persons. There are three big bedrooms. Two big bedrooms with king-size beds and each room has its own bathroom with hot shower, W/C and washbowl. The next bedroom has two double beds. It has a fully equipped kitchen and an open living area. The terrace has a hammock, rocking chairs, a big porch and a barbecue (BBQ). It has a beautiful nature view on the tropical gardens and gives a lot of privacy and comfort.

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  • Congo Bongo - River House View 1

    River House - View 1

  • Congo Bongo - River House View 2

    River House - View 2

  • Congo Bongo - River House View 3

    River House - View 3

  • Congo Bongo - River House Porch

    River House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - River House Kitchen

    River House - Kitchen

  • Congo Bongo - River House Dining

    River House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - River House Sleeping Room 1

    River House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - River House Sleeping Room 2

    River House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - River House Sleeping Room 3

    River House - Sleeping Room 3

  • Congo Bongo - River House Patio

    River House - Patio

165$per night

River House - 3 bedrooms - Watch video for River HouseComfort for a group up to seven people

The River House has two floors is located next to a river. It has a surface of 120 sqm (1292 sq ft) and can keep up to 7 persons. Downstairs has two big bedrooms with king-size bed or two single beds. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with a hot shower. The rooms downstairs have glass windows and for an extra 10$/night, you can have air conditioning in one of the rooms. Upstairs there is a big bedroom with a king-size bed or three single beds, a private bathroom with a bathtub.

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  • Congo Bongo - Palm House View 1

    Palm House - View 1

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House View 2

    Palm House - View 2

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Bathroom

    Palm House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Porch

    Palm House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Dining

    Palm House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Sleeping Room 1

    Palm House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Sleeping Room 2

    Palm House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Relax and Yoga

    Palm House - Relax and Yoga

  • Congo Bongo - Palm House Patio

    Palm House - Patio

165$per night

Palm House - 2 bedrooms - Watch video for Palm HouseWell suited for a group or big family up to five people

The Palm house has two floors and has a palm leaves roof. It has a surface of 85 sqm (915 sq ft) and can keep up to 5 persons. Downstairs there is one big bedroom with a king-size bed or two single beds, one extra single bed, private bathroom with a hot shower and a separate W/C with sink. Upstairs there is a big bedroom with king-size bed or two single beds. The terrace has a hammock, rocking chairs, a big porch and a BBQ. It has a beautiful view on the tropical gardens and gives a lot of privacy and comfort.

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  • Congo Bongo - Root House View one

    Root House - View

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Porch

    Root House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Dining

    Root House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Porch

    Root House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Bathroom

    Root House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Sleeping Room 1

    Root House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Sleeping Room 2

    Root House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Dining

    Root House - Dining

  • Congo Bongo - Root House Patioe

    Root House - Patio

165$per night

Root House - 2 bedrooms - Watch video for Root HousePerfect for a family or group up to four people

The Root House has one floor, a surface of 75 sqm (807 sq ft) and can keep up to 4 persons. It has two big bedrooms. One with a double bed and the other with a king-size bed or two single beds, private bathroom with a hot shower and a separate W/C with sink. It has an open living area and a fully equipped kitchen - very private and comfortable. The terrace has a hammock, rocking chairs, a big porch and a barbecue (BBQ). Offers beautiful view on the tropical gardens and is very comfortable.

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  • Congo Bongo - Dream House View one

    Dream House - View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Porch

    Dream House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Living

    Dream House - Living

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Relaxing

    Dream House - Relaxing

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Sleeping Room

    Dream House - Sleeping Room

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Bathroom

    Dream House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Dream House Shower

    Dream House - Shower

165$per night

Dream House - 1 bedroom - Watch video for Dream HouseIdeal for a couple or small family up to three people

The Dream House has one floor. It has a surface of 75 sqm (807 sq ft) and can keep up to 3 persons. There is one big bedroom with a king-size bed (or two single beds) and one extra single bed, a bathroom with a hot shower, WC and sink. It has an open living area with a hammock, rocking chairs and a fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue (BBQ). It has a beautiful nature view on the tropical gardens. It gives a lot of privacy and comfort - the choice for couples and honeymooners.

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  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House View

    Dream House Deluxe - View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Detail

    Dream House Deluxe - Deco

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House View from inside

    Dream House Deluxe - Work In Progress

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House View from outside

    Dream House Deluxe - Work In Progress

165$per night

Dream Deluxe House - 1 bedroomIdeal for a couple or small family up to three people

The new Dream Deluxe House has one floor. It has a surface of 85 sqm (913 sq ft) and can keep up to 3 persons. There is one big bedroom with a king-size bed (or two single beds) and one extra single bed, a bathroom with a hot shower, WC and sink. It has an open living area with a hammock, rocking chairs and a fully equipped kitchen and a barbecue (BBQ). It has a beautiful nature view on the tropical gardens. It gives a lot of privacy and comfort - the choice for couples and honeymooners.

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House Main season
Dec 15 - May 15
10% savings season
July 15 - Sept 15
20% savings season
May 15 - July 15 / Sept 15 - Dec 15
Base price for 2 persons/night 165 USD 148.50 USD 132 USD
Week - get 1 night free, 2 persons 990 USD 891 USD 792 USD
Extra per person, if more than two 20$ 18$ 16$
Children under 6 years of age free free free

Hotel Congo Bongo - get to know us

- Featuring seven wonderful vacation houses in a tropical and tranquil setting -

  • Congo Bong Dream House and Tropical Garden

    Private and tranquil Your own nature house

    Hotel Congo Bongo features seven private and relaxing beach nature houses for rental. All located within a private area of 6 hectares (15 acres) with direct access to the beautiful Manzanillo beach. Congo Bongo is the perfect vacation spot for families, friends, couples or honeymooners looking for an exciting yet private getaway. All our houses are designed for self-catering and comfort in a tropical climate.

  • Aerial view of Manzanillo Beach

    Manzanillo beachWhite sandy beach

    Only 200 meters away you have access to a fairly private stretch of the beautiful Playa Manzanillo beach just a little west of the village Manzanillo. It is accessed from your house by a pathway - a little nature tour of its own.

  • Santa Julia Organica Malbec wine from Mendoza, Argentina - guest welcome at Congo Bongo

    Our welcome to you!A bottle of red wine

    You have finally arrived. It's been a long trip, indeed. We're glad for you, congratulations to having made it to paradise. Now relax. As part of our welcoming you we you give a nice bottle of red wine.

  • Free bottled spring water is included during your stay at Congo Bongo

    Drinking waterBottled spring water

    All houses have water for shower, bathroom and kitchen, but we recommend you drink our bottled spring water - it is included free.

  • WiFi access in all vacation houses at Congo Bongo, Manzanillo

    WiFiUpdate the world where you are

    All houses include free WiFi-service. Even if you came to disconnect a bit, you will want to update to what a great place you have come. Guaranteed. But then we will shut it down and take your iPhone. (Just kidding).

  • Congo Bongo offers a mobile phone during your stay

    Mobile phoneReach and be reachable

    During your stay at Congo Bongo we offer a mobile phone free to use. It comes pre-charged with 2 USD and has the phone numbers of Congo Bongo reception and staff, doctors, taxi and police.

  • Congo Bongo offers ample parking space

    ParkingCome by car

    On our six hectares of land we made some space for your car, no worries.

  • Laundry service at Congo Bongo

    Laundry serviceChange your shirts

    We offer free laundry service during your stay - it is picked up by your house and normally you will have them fresh and dried back in the afternoon.


About Congo BongoThe hotel, property and services

Congo Bongo is a family-run hotel featuring seven vacation rental houses in Manzanillo in the southernmost part of the South Caribbean of Costa Rica and is located about 12 kilometers south of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in the province called Limón. It is located in the Gandoca-Manzanillo wild life refuge and the property itself is about 6 hectares (15 acres). It is nestled in a private nature park and tropical garden with plenty of wild life.

Congo Bongo has hosted several weddings during its years and we would be more than happy to help you with all the arrangements - we have the experience and connections (floral arrangements, professional photographer, etc.) to help you plan your once in a life-time special event - just contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. We work with a great wedding planner - see their website.

We get guests from all over the world and all ages, from 0 to 80+ - everyone is more than welcome.

Congo Bongo is also very popular for family reunions as every house offers ample space for socializing. Our Long House, for example, has a large covered patio and an outdoor barbecue.

General infoThings to know

The reception is open daily from 7am - 5pm we are more than happy to help you book a day trip or tour. Or just give you a little tip of where to go and eat if you don't feel like cooking that day - after all you have come to relax and shake off all that stress.

Each of our houses offer ample space according to your needs - from two persons up to a maximum of seven people.

All our houses come with a fully equipped kitchen and complimentary laundry service, security guard, free bottled spring water, a bottle of red wine and free Wi-Fi.

All the beds are covered with mosquito nets and the houses are well screened. Fresh linen and towels will be provided and soaps are included.

For your general safety we have installed a security cameras monitoring the houses and the property 24/7. All houses can be locked up and have a safety box where you should put your valuables when you leave your house unattended.

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Testimonials

  • "Absolutely unforgettable! We loved our Root House, perfect for a family like us with two kids. It was such a good experience being at Congo Bongo, it will be a memory of a lifetime! Fantastic nature and place!".
    by George and Lisbet - June 2013
  • "We adored our stay at Hotel Congo Bongo, such friendly staff and personally I loved the tropical gardens and all the animals! This is a place we want to come back to, in fact we're planning it already!".
    by Anne - July 2013
  • "Being a small family we rented the Dream House and had a great time, a really lovely little house, so romantic - perfect vacation!" Manzanillo is a great little village, all you needed could be found there.
    by Margaret - February 2013
  • "We came a group five people so the Palm House turned out to be just great for us! We had a great time and we loved the wooden plank walk down to the beach -- Playa Grande -- was the most beautiful we saw in the area!".
    by Jack - April 2013
  • "We just got married and the Dream House could not have been better! Daan, the owner, told they arrange weddings, too, and we thought "This would have been the spot to marry!". Next time, we'll come to celebrate".
    by Heather and Warren- June 2013
  • "All the way from Germany right into Congo Bongo, we were happily surprised! This is a truly great place, all the animals -- sloths, monkeys, hummingbirds, butterflies --, the privacy, everything was super!".
    by Helmut and Elsa - May 2013

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