Costa Rica Tourism and Travel Bureau
HOME:  COUNTRY MAP:  ATLANTIC ZONE:  HOTEL LIST: Congo Bongo costaricatravel  
Secure Booking Form Recommend this site
to a friend!

Congo Bongo is located 4 hours southeast of San Jose, in the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge in Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The 13 acre property contains a wide variety of beautiful tropical flowers, fruits, and giant Rainforest trees.



There is a private walkway to the quiet, unspoiled beach, featuring the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea. The best snorkeling in the area can be found right offshore. The beach is safe without riptides or dangerous coral reefs to spoil you enjoyment.


The wetlands and surrounding forest areas contain a great diversity of species, many endemic to this area. You can also spot crocodiles, alligators, otters, wild boars, sloths, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, white-throated capuchin monkeys, and numerous other species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.


Manzanillo (1km) is a small fishing village with restaurants, grocery stores, a dive shop and a boutique. Town children play soccer on the beach day and night in front of Maxi's famous seafood restaurant.


The accommodations; The Big House, Palm House, Root House, River House and the Dream House are located 200 meters from the white sandy beach, and each is surrounded by beautiful tropical rainforest. Each house features comfortable beds, private bathrooms with hot water, an open living area and a fully equipped kitchen.


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

Just relax in a hammock and enjoy the beautiful nature view from your terrace.


  • Diving (Padi-Certified school)
  • Snorkeling
  • Dolphin Watching
  • Kayaking
  • Surf and Boogie Boards
  • Boat Tours
  • Indian Tours in Talamanca
  • Waterfall Tours
  • Trips to Cahuita National Park
  • Massage Therapy
  • Biking
  • Guided Hikes (through the jungle)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Trips to Panama
  • Bird Watching

RATES 2013 - 2014

Occupancy Daily Weekly
2 people $165 $990
3 people $185 $1.110
4 people $205 $1.230
5 people $225 $1.350
6 people $245 $1.470
7 people $265 $1.590


  • All rates are in US dollars and include taxes (13%).
  • Acommodations:
    • Dream House up to 3 persons
    • Root House up to 4 persons
    • Palm House up to 5 persons
    • Big House up to 6 persons
    • Long House up to 6 persons
    • River House up to 7 persons


Transfers from San Jose area hotels or San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport to hotels in the Cahuita / Puerto Viejo area are $190.00 each way, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers. Approximate time from San José to the area is approx 5 hours.

Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to any hotel in San José $35, including airport assistance, for a minivan with a capacity of up to 9 passengers.

For reservations or information click here or use our Secure Booking Form
Return to Atlantic Zone Hotel List

Costa Rica tourism and travel bureau
Hotels map by region Transportation Special packages General Information Contact us General form


Contact Webmaster | Privacy policy | Booking terms | Advertising

Hosted by Latin America Hosting