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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
50688504419
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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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Johan is the best in the business!

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... read more

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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week 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 and I on a guided tour of Manuel Antonio national park. His prices are incredibly... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 best is he told me before entering that if we ignore the crowds and focus... More 

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Saline, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johan is one of the best guides we've ver had. He is very smart and knowledgeable about the wildlife. He can find animals that we never would have spotted. A highlight for my teenagers was the great pictures they could take through his spotting scope using their phones! Their pictures look professional. It was a great tour.

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Woking, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired Johan to take us around the Manuel Antonio National Park.He was just brilliant. Incredible knowledgeable about not just the wild life but the habitation and ecology. He really wants to pass on his knowledge in a lovely style and with humour. He made our trip so interesting. Was always happy to answer any question, take a detour so... More 

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Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned so much on our guided tour with Johan. Our walk consisted of my family and a group of three ladies from Ireland and Scotland. On the morning of our tour, Johan went to the park at 6 something in the morning to ensure we would get tickets, as something had changed with the company letting people into the... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Johan is an excellent and knowledgeable guide. He takes his time and does not rush the tour. Unlike the other tour guides who take upwards of 12-15 people he never does more than 7-8 which allows for plenty of time to view the animal and for him to share his wealth of knowledge about the wildlife. We had a total... More 

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Bedford
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Johan might be the next David Attenborough! He is so knowledgeable and has eagle eyes. The way he spotted tiny creatures all along the walk was amazing. Not only this, but he gave detailed information about each of them and there was not one question which was left unanswered. Johan shared his passion with enthusiasm and a great sense of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We took the Manuel Antonio Nature History tour with Johan. Without words, it was an unforgettable day. The tour is supposed to take around 2-2,5 hours, but he never checked the time. If there are enough animals or you want to see a certain animal he will spend all his time to look for them to make you happy. Also... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Johan was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and personable. He saw many animals that we would definitely not have without the assistance of a guide. We had a wonderful experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Johan.

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