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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2779-1189
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Description: 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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We toured Manuel Antonio Park a few days ago with Johan. We are a large family with many young adults so it was a private tour (9 people). Johan was professional and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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chicago, illinois

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chicago, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We toured Manuel Antonio Park a few days ago with Johan. We are a large family with many young adults so it was a private tour (9 people). Johan was professional and friendly from the start. His English is superb. He showed us so many interesting things and explained everything in the park - we saw spiders, sloths, 3 kinds... More 

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San Diego, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you plan on taking a guided tour through the park you must hire Johan! He is fabulous! Johan guided us through the park and we were amazed at all the animals he found. He could spot the tiniest of frogs, lizards and insects. He would then use his scope to zoom in for us all to see and then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a wonderful time seeing all the animals in the park. Johan was very knowledgeable of all the animals that we saw. He did a great job of including everyone in the group from my 11 year old son to grandparents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you want to hire the best guide in Manual Antonio, then choose Johan. I booked him after reading all the 5 star reviews he received online, and he still exceeded my expectations. Sloths, bats, monkeys, frogs, snakes were just some of the animals we saw. What really made the tour memorable was how enthusiastic and knowledgeable Johan was about... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Johan Chaves is the guide who keeps on guiding, even after you're back home. He passionately loves the birds, the insects, the trees, the lizards, the sloths, the monkeys, and so much more about his country, and that passion is infectious. Our 5-mile hike with Johan ended before I was ready for it to end. He adjusts his excursions based... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I booked a private tour for our family with Johan ,we have been in Costa Rica over two weeks and have done many activities, but this is still up there as the best. Before we went through the park entrance we were shown a large stripy grasshopper and a hummingbird. Some of the little creatures may be dismissed as boring... More 

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Plant City, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Johan picked us up from Tulemar and took us to Manuel Antonio National Park and was just simply amazing! He is very passionate about what he does and it is evident in the way he presents information. Johan was so much fun and his love of nature was contagious! He was very well prepared and we were able to capture... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Here's a tip from a seasoned traveler: look at the ratings. Having previously visited Manuel Antonio with a guide, I knew the value of having one. They're indispensable; you'll get a tenfold better experience from having one along. So when I was planning a return trip to Costa Rica, I sought out the best guide to take my family through... More 

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Parrish, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you truly want to learn about Costa Rica, the plants, animals, people, etc. this is your guide! We drove ourselves to the park to meet Johan before the park even opened. He wanted to be the first in. Everyone there knows Johan. Alll you have to say is that you are meeting him and you'll be taken care of.... More 

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Wadsworth, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Johan picked us up from our condo at Tulemar and took care of us from that point on. Johan was a lot of fun, and his love of nature was infectious. We were supposed to be with him for a couple of hours but ended up with a tour from 7:30 until noon. We barely stepped into the park and... More 

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506) 2779-1189
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Manuel Antonio National Park

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