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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
+506 8850 4419
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Best nature guide I ever had

Incredible! I visit natural areas with guides everywhere I go but have never had a better guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glencoe, Illinois
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Awesome tour!

I had a great tour with Johan. It was a small group and he was able to find lots of wildlife for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Miriam B
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I am Johan Chaves, a local naturalist guide who has lived in the region since my childhood. With the passion, enthusiasm and the experience gained at the field during this 8 years in my profession, I am always willing to give each customer a lifetime experience through my office; the rain forest. I offer individualized tour services that can be customized ranging from a fun family vacation to a serious nature trek thru the stunning scenery of the Manuel Antonio park.
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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
+506 8850 4419

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible! I visit natural areas with guides everywhere I go but have never had a better guide. Knowledgeable. Enthusiastic. Saw soooooo much! Perfect English. Highly recommend.

Thank EileenSirkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great tour with Johan. It was a small group and he was able to find lots of wildlife for us. He clearly loves what he does he was very knowledgeable about nature and wildlife in the area and about the park itself....More

Thank Miriam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johan's tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park was the highlight of our Costa Rica vacation. My wife, 13-year old son, and I thoroughly enjoyed his professionalism, incredible knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for nature. He picked us up at our condo and drove us to...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johan is a truly phenomenal guide. He is so knowledgeable, amazing at spotting the huge variety of creatures in the park and helping you to learn all about them. He absolutely made our day today, with fascinating explanations and education for both our children (ages...More

Thank texasmm
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We've hired a lot of guides for travel and Johan was by far the best. He was so knowledgable, smart, funny, and the way he located wildlife was nothing short of genius. As a heavy instagrammer, the way that he used his scope to get...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Johan was a fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable nature guide for us around Manuel Antonio park. I have no idea how he was able to find and point out all the amazing flora and fauna he did but I do know we would not have seen...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had the good fortune of going on a birding hike with Johan. There really is no way to describe how amazing he is as a guide. We were completely blown away by his knowledge, bird calling ability, and his knack for...More

1  Thank linnyswan
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We travelled to Costa Rica recently with two friends from Dallas. Their review is listed under jp3gp3 "Best Guide Ever". There is not much to add to their stellar accounting of our two days with Johan. Not only did we see more birds and other...More

2  Thank sueandjill2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Everything others have said is true! My teenage son and I had a fantastic morning with Johan in Manuel Antonio Nationl Park. Even before we left our hotel he'd spotted squirrel monkeys close by that we just wouldn't have seen without him. He was so...More

Thank paddington760
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I along with our two small children, ages 31/2 and 11/2, recently took a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with Johan. He was excellent! Not only did he spot a wide array of wildlife—animals, amphibians, insects, and birds—that we most certainly...More

1  Thank RachelQ
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Michele P
5 September 2017|
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Response from paddington760 | Reviewed this property |
If you follow the TA link to his website, then click on Contact me you'll find his email address.
Michele P
5 September 2017|
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Response from SoCalQTPie | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michele, I believe your message was intended for Johan, but it came to me (I left the review). You should be able to contact him via his website link through TripAdvisor or FaceBook. He is a great guide, so I hope you're... More
9 November 2016|
Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
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