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Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Johan Chaves was probably the best tour guide i have ever experienced - his ability to read the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
219Elaine13
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Toronto, Canada
Best guide in Manuel Antonio (probably whole Costa Rica) :)

We were so lucky to have Johan as our guide in Manuel Antonio National park! He is extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AleksandraKat
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New York City, New York
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I am Johan Chaves, a local naturalist guide who has lived in the region since my childhood. Besides my professional training, the passion for the natural world, enthusiasm and the experience gained at the field during this 13 years in my profession had been key in gathering the knowledge required to lead professional tours. 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 history walks thru the stunning scenery of the Manuel Antonio park, or even advanced birding outings locally or throughout the country.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Johan Chaves was probably the best tour guide i have ever experienced - his ability to read the group, his knowledge of birds and other forms of nature, his awareness of the needs of the group, his wonderful sense of humour and above all else,...More

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looking4nature, Owner at Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so mich for taking the time to let the TA community know about your experience during our trip to Manuel Antonio. I am honored to hear that you enjoyed and I am also very thankful for your kind comments. I am also thankful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so lucky to have Johan as our guide in Manuel Antonio National park! He is extremely knowledgeable, attentive, passionate about his job and patient. Besides all that, he is just an incredibly nice and kind human being. Oh, did I mention he is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Johan to tour Manuel Antonio National Park. He got us the Big Trio. Howler, Capuchin and Squirrel Monkeys all in the same tour. He is a wealth of knowledge,extremely friendly and even kept us past the ending time to find the Howler Monkeys....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I managed to book Johan Chaves a couple of months in advance. Our first private excursion with Johan was to Manuel Antonio Park at opening. We saw birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles etc Johan was incredible at spotting everything. He is just so connected to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johan is not only an incredible guide, but an incredible person as well. His attention to detail and care for his clients is second to none. We were able to go with a small group of only 4 total (including us) which allowed us to...More

Thank Stephen P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four intermediate birders recently spent two fabulous days with Johan. We spent one day in Carara National Park, birding on the way to and on the way back from the park. The next day with Johan was spent in his home "patch"...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

You will NOT be disappointed with Johan as your guide. We were so impressed with his knowledge and passion for the park. His deep understanding of the ecosystem was fascinating as we went from one animal/plant to another. We saw 8 sloths, frogs, bats, lizards,...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Our tour with Johan was wonderful! He’s the kindest person with a true love for nature, and a terrific guide. He spots animals like no other and knows everything there is to know about the animals, plants and flowers in the park. What’s more, Johan...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Johan gave us a great trip through the park. He was enthusiastic and charming with great English. His eagle eyes spotted everything that we had hoped to see in the park. The trip was supposed to be 2+ hours but lasted much longer. He had...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

My wife and I have enjoyed birdwatching all over the world- South Africa, Botswana, Thailand etc. We have never enjoyed the bird spitting expertise and skills of anyone as competent as Johan. We spent 2 full days with him and saw in excess of 220...More

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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
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