House, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 7 people
- english, spanish, dutch
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The grounds of this place are pure magic. It was stunningly beautiful, and gave you a true sense of the Costa Rican jungle. We loved it!
Not a thing.
Hi Juliet, greetings againg from Costa Rica, thank you so much for your feedback we are very happy to know how much you like Congo Bongo. We would love to have you back on your next visit to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
My 4 best friends and I stayed in the River Dream House for 4 nights. We had an incredible time! Big thank you to Ernesto and Marisol for welcoming us to property and assisting when needed. Laundry is included as well as all things necessary to cook. Woken up by monkeys every morning and a quick walk to a beautiful quiet beach. We would definitely return to Congo Bongo
Bug nets over all the beds
A week for 6 yrs. with a group
My wife & I have stayed w/students at Congo Bongo one week for the past 6 years. For us it is the perfect place--walking distance from town, easy access to a beautiful beach, in the jungle, custom built cottages with mini kitchens, porches and patios, flower-filled garden/grounds, complete privacy, personal/profession service. Daan will help you with any problem/need.
There are many fine hotel in the area, but for us Congo Bongo is more than special. For us and our student staying there is alway a highlight of our time on the Caribbean coast.
Dan and Rose
Fairleigh Dickinson U. Madison, NJ
Total freedom, total adventure!
We'd never been to Costa Rica before but had heard many wonderful things. We chose the Caribbean coast for the laid-back vibe & multicultural food, and it was a great choice. Daan is very helpful, and the caretakers live in a house nearby and they were great as well. They brought us another tank of water before we even asked! We stayed in the Long House. The house is beautiful and clean and even more spacious than it looks. If you go, be prepared for dragonflies or lizards to be on your walls. We thought that was a cool bonus. We sat on the hammocks and watched hummingbirds and listened to the howlers.We had grandparents and a toddler and young adults in our party, and everyone had a great time.
Don't rent a car, because the roads are really bumpy and most people drive like a New York taxi driver! You should rent a bike in Puerto Viejo or Manzanillo, or ask Daan to call a taxi for you, or you can walk to Manzanillo too. But you don't need to go anywhere, because the beach and the jungle are beautiful. Only other piece of advice? Bring a good flashlight because it gets dark early, and there are no streetlights - only beautiful bright stars...
Loved it once again!
Just returned from our 9 day stay at Congo Bongo's Root House. We have a 5 year old and 1 year old. Daan has made the homes very comfortable and equipped them with everything you need. Plenty of fresh, clean towels, cooking utensils, hot shower, comfortable beds. We have now stayed there twice and it is perfect for kids as well as adults. You can lounge at the house and feel completely isolated in the jungle and feel very safe. From the wrap around porch you can sit and observe humming birds, howler monkeys, lizards, parrots & much more. Walking down the pathway Daan has built to he beach is an adventure in itself. Once you arrive at the beach- it is heaven: warm blue waters and soft sand. Back from the beach, the charming outdoor shower refreshes or a hot indoor shower hits the spot. Just a short distance away are great places to eat & explore other amazing beaches- such as our favorite- Punta Uva. We hope to return again very soon. It is a true jungle vacation with the bonus of being on the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Congo-Bongo is the place to go if you want to change the way you view your life. The houses are located among beautiful gardens just a short stroll to the beach. On the beach you will find yourself quite often the only person there. The sand and waters are the most beautiful I have seen anywhere.
The owner of Congo-Bongo will help you find whatever you may be looking for in the area. The small town is filled with very friendly people and lots of music and food.
I highly recommend Congo-Bongo for your escape to Paradise.
Diving (Padi-certified school) -snorkel diving -dolphin watching -kayaking -surf and boogie boards -boat tours -indian tours in Talamanca -waterfall tours -massage therapy -biking -guided hikes (through the jungle) -horseback riding -trips to Panama -bird watching -rent a car or motorbike -trips to Tortuguero -trips to Cahuita National Park.