Valid until 10/31/2030

A retreat into a temporary community of fellow practitioners is a powerful way to give your yoga practise focus. Congo Bongo’s open atmosphere and peaceful, tropical setting will help you achieve this.

Our vision is for a more sustainable future, and we strive to support local communities and the natural environment of Costa Rica, while providing a relaxing and truly memorable experience for our guests.

Restorative Practises

Practises like yoga are best exercised in a relaxing, low-stress environment, and that’s what we strive for at Congo Bongo. We believe we are able to provide a great location in Costa Rica to host your yoga, tai chi, qi gong, or other physically restorative practise group. Many organizers like to hold activities on the peaceful and adjacent white sand beach. Our Long Dream House is also spacious enough to use as your group’s meeting place for classes, exercises, discussions, and group meals.

Related Services

We can help you arrange services that complement your group's focus or interests, including massage and spa packages. We can also help you to arrange for local teachers, practitioners, and facilitators appropriate to your group’s primary focus, when available locally. Please inquire directly for more information about available services and costs. We can also help you to arrange for any local transport or tours that your group may require.


Each of our houses has kitchen facilities and barbecues if you wish to prepare your own meals, or Congo Bongo is able to arrange for catered Caribbean-style meals for your group (breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner; vegetarian is an option) on request. Please inquire about costs for this service.

Our facilities are suitable for groups of up to 40 participants.

The town of Manzanillo, with a supermercado and several restaurants, is a short walk (~15 minutes) away, and additional services are available in Puerto Viejo, a short taxi ride up the road.

Imagine practising yoga in the warm Caribbean breeze with the sounds of birds in the trees! Our family-run property in the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is an ideal setting for your group’s retreat.