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Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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This is my second time walking Manuel Antonio with Johan. My sister found him in 2012. My father... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Kyle G
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Highlight of Costa Rica

My son and I took a half-day birding trip to Esquipulas with Johan. We had the most incredible... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Sandra C
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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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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

This is my second time walking Manuel Antonio with Johan. My sister found him in 2012. My father and I went with him in 2014. Now my mother, a recent cancer survivor, joined us this trip. Johan’s the best. All the park guides ask him...More

Thank Kyle G
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Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

My son and I took a half-day birding trip to Esquipulas with Johan. We had the most incredible time. Johan was so very knowledgeable. We saw a huge variety of birds because Johan knew exactly where to find them. He is full of facts about...More

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We had so much fun touring with Johan! Johan really took the time to educate us and went way above and beyond to make our experience awesome. The animals and insects that he was able to spot just by looking really quick in a dense...More

Thank Katie T
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Johan took my family of four on a private guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. As one would expect from a professional guide, he knows where to find some of the smaller critters, and he is very knowledgeable about the animals. What sets him...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

This was a really educative tour. Johan was everything we could wish for from a tour guide. He knows the park well and was perfectly prepared and equipped...even brought his iPad to show us some additional pictures. He is a real professional, very smart and...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

I spent a day touring the Carara and Tarcoles areas in Costa Rica with Johan Chaves. Johan's expertise of both the birds and the locales was outstanding. We saw 135 species of birds together in one day covering multiple locations in the area: many of...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

We were a group of 5 adults, 3 of whom were visiting Costa Rica for the first time. We had the great good fortune of having Johan as our guide on our tour of Manuel Antonio NP. Johan is an incredible guide and passionate representative...More

Thank travelnut819
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Johan is warm and friendly and engaging. He is knowledgeable and passionate about birds and nature and Costa Rica. He gets excited each time he spots a new bird for you, and cheers you on when you start spotting your own birds. He provides an...More

Thank Brita S
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Johan was recommended to us by his friend, a fellow guide up in Monteverde, and I am so glad we took his recommendation. He is incredibly knowledgeable and nice, and his skills at spotting and with the scope are amazing. Our tour consisted of me,...More

Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Johan was simply amazing. He is an expert at spotting animals, with impeccable English and a wealth of information and good humor. Without him, we would have only seen a very superficial level of Manuel Antonio, and we probably left wondering what all the fuss...More

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Michele P
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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.
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Michele P
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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
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