Congo Bongo Boutique Guest Houses

Beach and Nature guest houses in the
National wildlife refuge of Manzanillo
- Costa Rica, South Caribbean -

We give you more than just the key.

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Our Guest Houses

- Pick your house, each house has its own charm -

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Front View

    Big Dream House - Front View

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Angle View

    Big Dream House - Angle View

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Patio

    Big Dream House - Patio

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Dining Area

    Big Dream House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Dining Area

    Big Dream House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Sleeping Room 1

    Big Dream House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Sleeping Room 2

    Big Dream House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Sleeping Room 3

    Big Dream House - Sleeping Room 3

  • Congo Bongo - Big Dream House Bathroom

    Big Dream House - Bathroom

Big Dream House | 3 bedrooms

  • Guests: max. 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 - two downstairs and one upstairs
  • Beds: downstairs 1 dbl + 1 king (or 2 single beds), upstairs 1 king (or 2 single beds)
  • Bathrooms: 1 with separate shower and toilet
  • Floors: 2 (surface 105 m² / 1130 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathrooms with hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Big Dream House
  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Side View

    Long Dream House - Side View

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Dining and Relaxing Area

    Long Dream House - Dining and Relaxing Area

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Dining and Kitchen Area

    Long Dream House - Dining and Kitchen Area

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Dining and Relaxing Area

    Long Dream House - Dining & Relaxing

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Living Area

    Long Dream House - Living Area

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Sleeping Room 1

    Long Dream House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Sleeping Room 2

    Long Dream House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Sleeping Room 3

    Long Dream House - Sleeping Room 3

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Bathroom

    Long Dream House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Long Dream House Relaxing and Living Area

    Long Dream House - Relaxing and Living Area

Long Dream House | 3 bedrooms

  • Guests: max. 6
  • Bedrooms: 3 (all on one floor)
  • Beds: 2 king beds and 2 double beds
  • Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms by the master bedrooms
  • Floors: 1 (surface 98 m² / 1055 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom & hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Long Dream House
  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Angle View

    River Dream House - Angle View

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Front View

    River Dream House - Front View

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Side View

    River Dream House - Side View

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Porch

    River Dream House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Kitchen Area

    River Dream House - Kitchen Area

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Dining Area

    River Dream House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Sleeping Room 1

    River Dream House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Sleeping Room 2

    River Dream House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Sleeping Room 3

    River Dream House - Sleeping Room 3

  • Congo Bongo - River Dream House Patio
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    River Dream House - Patio

River Dream House | 3 bedrooms

  • Guests: max. 7
  • Bedrooms: 3 (1 bedroom downstairs with A/C)
  • Beds: downstairs 1 king (or 2 single beds), upstairs 2 king (or 4 single beds), one extra single bed
  • Bathrooms: 3 - bathrooms each bedroom have shower and toilet inside the room
  • Floors: 2 (surface 120 m² / 1292 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bedrooms (downstairs) with glass windows, Bathrooms with hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Air Conditioning in bedroom downstairs free of charge
  • Video: watch the River Dream House
  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Front View

    Dream Palm House - Front View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Angle View

    Dream Palm House - Angle View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Bathroom

    Dream Palm House - Bathroom

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Relaxing Area

    Dream Palm House - Relaxing Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Dining Area

    Dream Palm House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Sleeping Room 1

    Dream Palm House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Sleeping Room 2

    Dream Palm House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Relaxing and Yoga Area

    Dream Palm House - Relaxing and Yoga Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Palm House Patio

    Dream Palm House - Patio

Dream Palm House | 2 bedrooms

  • Guests: max. 5
  • Bedrooms: 2 (one downstairs and one upstairs)
  • Beds: downstairs 1 king (or 2 single beds) plus one extra single bed, upstairs 1 king (or 2 single beds)
  • Bathrooms: 1 with separate shower and toilet
  • Floors: 2 (surface 85 m² / 915 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom & hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Dream Palm House
  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Angle View

    Dream Caribbean House - Angle View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Porch

    Dream Caribbean House - Porch

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Relaxing Area

    Dream Caribbean House - Relaxing Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Dining Area

    Dream Caribbean House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Bathroom WC

    Dream Caribbean House - Bathroom WC

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Sleeping Room 1

    Dream Caribbean House - Sleeping Room 1

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Sleeping Room 2

    Dream Caribbean House - Sleeping Room 2

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Dining Area

    Dream Caribbean House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Caribbean House Patio

    Dream Caribbean House - Patio

Dream Caribbean House | 2 bedrooms

  • Guests: max. 4
  • Bedrooms: 2 (all on one floor)
  • Beds: 1 double bed, 1 king (or 2 single beds)
  • Bathrooms: 1 with separate shower and toilet
  • Floors: 2 (surface 75 m² / 807 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom & hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Dream Caribbean House
  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Front View

    Dream Nature House - Front View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Dining and Kitchen Area

    Dream Nature House - Dining and Kitchen Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Living Area

    Dream Nature House - Living Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Relaxing Area

    Dream Nature House - Relaxing Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Sleeping Room

    Dream Nature House - Sleeping Room

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Bathroom WC

    Dream Nature House - Bathroom WC

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Nature House Bathroom Shower

    Dream Nature House - Bathroom Shower

Dream Nature House | 1 bedroom

  • Guests: max. 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Beds: 1 king and 1 single bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Floors: 1 (surface 75 m² / 807 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom & hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Dream Nature House
  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Angle View

    Dream Deluxe House - Angle View

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Dining Area

    Dream Deluxe House - Dining Area

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Relaxing Area

    Dream Deluxe House - Relax and enjoy

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Porch

    Dream Deluxe House - Dive into a book

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Sleeping Room

    Dream Deluxe House - King dreams

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Bathroom WC

    Dream Deluxe House - WC

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Bathroom Shower

    Dream Deluxe House - Shower

  • Congo Bongo - Dream Deluxe House Dining and Sleeping Areas

    Dream Deluxe House - Dining and Sleeping Areas

Dream Deluxe House | 1 bedroom

  • Guests: max. 3
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Beds: 1 king and 1 single bed
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Floors: 1 (surface 85 m² / 913 ft²)
  • Fully equipped kitchen, Bathroom & hot-water shower, terrace with hammock and rocking chairs, patio with BBQ
  • Included for free: Wi-Fi , One bottle of wine , Bottled fresh drinking water, Laundry service, Safe , Parking space, Free cell phone during your stay
  • Video: watch the Dream Deluxe House

Rates 2016

Low Season (LS) High Season (HS)
Big Dream House 148 USD 185 USD
Long Dream House 148 USD 185 USD
River Dream House 148 USD 185 USD
Dream Nature House 132 USD 165 USD
Dream Palm House 140 USD 175 USD
Dream Caribbean House 140 USD 175 USD
Dream Deluxe House 156 USD 195 USD
Weekly Rate, 1 night free Daily Rate (LS) x six nights Daily Rate (HS) x six nights
Extra persons 12 USD 15 USD
Children < 6 yrs free free
Period mid-May to mid-December mid-December to mid-May

Get to know us

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

  • Congo Bong Dream Nature 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.

  • Congo Bongo property map

    Map of housesSee where the houses are located

    Our rental houses are distributed in little private "bubbles" on six hectares - all close to nature. The beach Playa Manzanillo is accessible through pathways and in all cases a short walk away.

    You can view and download the Congo Bongo property map here (2.3 MB)

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 Dream 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 cameras, 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.

Watch the Congo Bongo location video.