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The River Dream House of Congo Bongo Ecolodges Costa Rica.

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Manzanillo, Province of Limon
Congo Bongo is a family-run hotel featuring seven vacation rental houses in Puerto Viejo - 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 wildlife.
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 ho...
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Listing #FKN8637135
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2017
Interaction with guests
You will be welcomed and checked in by one of our friendly staff. For your convenience we have provided a cell phone in each house so that you may make local calls, or call us if you need anything.
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

First, I'll start with the negative...the name. Congo-Bongo. Just doesn't resonate with me. Sounds like a party place. So, I initially avoided it when looking for a place to play with my family. I am SO glad I gave it a chance!!! It was by...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (1)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (1)
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Staffed Property
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 2:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Do not flush the toilet paper. Please leave your passports, cash, credit cards & valuables in the safe. When you leave close the doors and take the keys with you. The gate key is...
    3 Full baths
    3 Kings
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About the neighbourhood
The lovely town, Manzanillo located on the most southern coastline of Caribbean Costa Rica, was named for the Manzanillo tree. The fruit of this tree is toxic, but the tree is hard to find in the area today.
The town was originally founded by 2 families from the Islands of Bocas del Toro and Bastimientos in Panama and Jamaicans that had immigrated to work in the area.
The Jamaicans brought a West African heritage with them called Afro-Caribbean. There is a unique language known as Patwa that the local people still speak. There are many customs and festivals with strong African influences that you will find to this day. It was a largely fishing-based economy along with the cultivation of cacao and coconuts.
Getting around
We have a set of fresh new bikes that you can rent for 10 USD per day. Renting a bicycle is an excellent way of reaching nearby beaches and grocery stores. Alternatively, you can be more independent and rent a car to explore other areas all such as Cahuita.
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How to get there
Airport: Limón International Airport  : 67.0 km
Driving directions from San Jose:
You will first go through the mountains and will be very high up. It is likely that you will encounter fog (clouds) and rain. Please drive with your lights on. Half of the local drivers do not. The drive through the mountains is beautiful. You will see many nice views and real tropical rain forest. After the mountains the road to Puerto Limón is practically straight with no hills. When you reach Puerto Limón, just before you enter the city center you will see a sign (at the Texaco Station) where you turn right to go to Puerto Viejo. If you need gas, this is a good place to get it. There are no “legal” gas stations in Puerto Viejo; but in Hone Creek about 5km (3 miles) before entering Puerto Viejo there is. From that sign you just follow the coast all the w...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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