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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

#5 of 55 Outdoor Activities in Manuel Antonio National Park Features Animals
Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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You need Johan!

We had the best experience with him, he was polite, informative, and very kind to our autistic son... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kryss P
Lakeland, Florida
Manuel Antonio park guided tour: way to go Johan!!!

We loved our tour guide! Johan was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. He went the extra... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Raya H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica

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Reviewed yesterday

We had the best experience with him, he was polite, informative, and very kind to our autistic son. He helped us get really good pictures and explained everything he could, answers all our questions and is very knowledgeable. You can tell he loves his job,...More

Thank Kryss P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved our tour guide! Johan was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. He went the extra mile to satisfy every request, answer every question. He helped us take wonderful picture through his "spotter". We totally recommend him!

Thank Raya H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Johan was recommended by friends who used him last year. They returned to the U.S. raving about him. As a tour guide he has all the prerequisites but he goes further. His knowledge of the park, the flora and fauna, all the wildlife is extensive....More

Thank bigdadwangchung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

He was recommended in Fodor's and just by luck he had availability the next day. Usually you have to book weeks-months in advance. He is very simpatico and has a nice way about him. He speaks to everyone, including younger people and older people. He...More

Thank allani28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Johan on trip advisor,what a find.He is everything that his reviews say and more.His knowledge and enthusiasm could not be bettered,he is a lovely person, great to get along with,excellent to communicate with before the trip and a pleasure to be with.His love...More

Thank GraceNorthernEngland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johan took three of us on a tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park. He was amazing. His equipment was state of the art. You could see spiders, monkeys and all kinds of things not only up close, but we could take pictures of what...More

Thank DeAnn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johan came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. He is passionate about the wildlife and the beauty of Costa Rica. He was so full of information not only about wildlife in Manuel Antonio and CR, but its people, history, geography, culture. My teenagers were...More

Thank Lance W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I are visiting from Massachusetts. During a google search of your companies I stumbled upon Johan, and boy am I glad I did. In a panic I messaged his company Facebook and he answered me promptly. He agreed to take my friend...More

Thank Kaynast24
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A friend recommended Johan Chavez when I mentioned we would be in Costa Rica and wanted to bird for a couple of days. I contacted Johan and was so very happy with the excellent service he provided even before we left home. He helped shape...More

Thank katierey
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews before booking and noticed that Johan had all excellent marks. He is absolutely amazing!!!! His knowledge, passion and ability to work with children made our visit memorable. He deserves this status as the top guide in the park. What I liked...More

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I have emailed Johan Chaves using the address on his wed site and another email address that seemed to be just a personal one. I also telephoned him and left a message. I have heard nothing back from him and we so want to hire Mr. Chaves as a guide in early December. Does anyone know how to get in touch with him?
9 November 2016|
Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
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What is the cost of a guided day tour in the Park? Also, what would be the cost for a 1/2 day of birding, or a full day of birding. My hotel will be just outside of the park. I will have no car, so I will need transportation. I'm hoping to be in Manuel in March of 2017....thank you for your response.
28 July 2016|
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Response from txnewlyweds411 | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about $45 a person and that included transportation from our hotel. Worth every penny!
Dana P
Hi, I've wanted to make a booking with you for a long time and have sent you two emails from two different email accounts and also inquired through the contact form on your website over the last month but have had no response to any of them so I don't know what else to do!
19 March 2016|
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