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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2779-1189
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Owner description: 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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Eden, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The tour of Manuel Antonio with Johan was the highlight of our two week trip. We took several tours recommended by reviewers of TripAdvisor and Johan was the best! He started our tour even before reaching the park by showing us a sloth in a tree on the way. We had seen many sloths prior to this one but he... More

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Washington, DC
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Johan is a walking field guide. He was so knowledgeable and has such a good personality that you almost wish you can take him for a beer after the tour and pick his brain. He was, by far, the best guide we had in Costa Rica. We booked him for Manuel Antonio and planned to spend 3 hours with him.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Johan was an excellent guide for our day at the park. We were in a small group with a family of five, and he managed to engage with and entertain all of us. Johan has a wealth of information about all of the plants, animals, and birds in the area, and he will happily answer any questions about Costa Rica,... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Amazing guide, very knowledgable. Great with our 3 kids. Took us on a tour of the park, an amazing education and adventure. We saw all 3 monkeys (howler, spider, white faced), sloths, insects, lizards, frogs, birds. Also gave us great tips (via email and in person) on places to eat and visit while in the Quepos area.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I were in Costa Rica for the first time this September and experiencing the richness of its nature was on the top of our reasons for being there. The very best of those experiences came through the hours we spent with Johan Chavez. We have been fortunate to have travelled a great deal and never found a... More

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looking4nature, Owner at Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much dear Ernie07 for your kind comment about me and my humble services. I am honored to heard that my guiding services cooperated to make part of your CR experience a memorable one, I thank you for letting me be part of your trip to my country. Pura vida! More

Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We booked Johann for our trip to Manuel Antonio National Park and we were so impressed. Johan is so personable, friendly and loves what he does. He helped me take photos on my camera when I had difficulties and was so good to go at our own speed. We saw the most amazing birds, insects, plants, a howler monkey and... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Johan is a serious, dedicated, extremely focused birder. he exceeded all expectations in any facet of our birding day, is extremely friendly warm and accommodating hard-working guide. He picked up on my need for a focused and productive birding tour and provided exactly that -very intense 12 hours well over 100 species thank you so much my friend.

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looking4nature, Owner at Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours, responded to this review

Hi dear oosul! Thank you so much for your kind comment, birding is a great hobby indeed, but takes endless hours and sacrifice in the field to gain the valuable experience. Just as much as I enjoy to spend those hours at the field I also enjoy guiding other birders to achieve their expectations while birding in my country. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Manuel Antonio National Park can be a fascinating place to visit, especially with a guide as good as Johan. He is a consumate professional with considerable knowledge on mammals, reptiles, insects and plants. This was our second trip to the park with Johan and we would not have a problem recommending him as a guide. He is friendly, courteous, helpful... More

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A very humble, knowledgeable and passionate person. He makes the Manuel Antonio National park hiking tour or Carara bird watching tour an amazing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I highly recommend visiting Manuel Antonio national park with a guide and if you can get Johan then I think you have booked the best! He is a complete professional. He will give you as much information as you want! He is well educated on the park and all of the different plants and animals. All of your questions will... More

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