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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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I am Johan Chaves, a local naturalist guide who has lived in the region...

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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Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio Park

Excellent 2+ hour guided tour of Manuel Antonio nature park. Johan was a great guide. He was very professional and knowledgeable. We saw tons of wildlife through his scope and... read more

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Exton, Pennsylvania

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent 2+ hour guided tour of Manuel Antonio nature park. Johan was a great guide. He was very professional and knowledgeable. We saw tons of wildlife through his scope and learned a lot from him. I can't image doing that walk without a guide!

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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, and he is wonderful at it.

Thank Kryss P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
Carefree, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. His ability to find the tiny, the hidden and the helpfulness in taking fabulous pictures... More 

Thank bigdadwangchung
New York City, New York
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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 just about knows about everything, the geography, topography, insects, birds (his real forte), the flora... More 

Thank allani28
Northern England
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Reviewed 3 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 of nature shows in everything he does.Spending time with him in Manuel Antonio was one... More 

Thank GraceNorthernEngland
1 review
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 we were seeing. His knowledge was so great of animals, of plants, or the area.... More 

Thank DeAnn S
2 reviews
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 even enthralled. He is extremely smart, knowledgeable, outgoing, personable, and a true pleasure to spend... More 

Thank Lance W
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 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 and I on a guided tour of Manuel Antonio national park. His prices are incredibly... More 

Thank Kaynast24
Tucson, Arizona
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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 our tour and offered solid advice on hotels and getting around. We met Johan early... More 

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