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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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Guided tour by naturalist Johan Chaves at the Manuel Antonio National Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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Wadsworth, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Johan was hands-down the best part of our trip to Manuel Antonio National Park! We traveled to CR in Late April for our Honeymoon and spent 4 days in Manuel Antonio. When you arrive at MA Nat Park (MANP), it's a little unnerving arriving in an area that does not look like a park you would find in the US.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Johan is an expert at his field. He knows everything there is to know about Birds. He has a great personality. Easy to be with all day. You will get tired before he does. He is completely dedicated. We saw over 70 birds in half a day. Amazing. What a privilege and great experience for us. One we will never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Johan is an amazing guide who took us through the Manuel Antonio National Park. He has so much passion and love for the wildlife and it was apparent throughout the tour. He can spot the tiniest of creatures and in a flash he has the scope ready and information behind what you are seeing. He can get fantastic pictures with... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Johan is a great guide. He has an infectious excitement about the life and ecology of Costa Rica. His excitement and sense of humor were contagious and he effectively engage our teen aged kids. He spent four hours with us, looking for the frogs, sloths, monkeys, talking about the life cycles and interrelations in the park. He is enjoyable, knowledgeable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was our first time to the National Park, we read some reviews on trip advisor on tour guides and Johan Chaves was the most favorable tour guide. I'm so glad we listen, we reserved our day all by email so easy too, it was a private tour just my husband and I it was about 3 hours never felt... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Johan Chavez is an extraordinarily knowledgable and passionate wildlife guide. He is also an excellent communicator who was able to keep all 5 of us (me, my wife, and my children ages 16-22) mesmerized for the entire tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. He answered every question we had and some we would have never thought to ask. He used... More 

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

Dear Kevin K. I wanted to take the time and thank you for your kind comments about my service, I am honored to hear that my humble work filled all of your expectations and that we all were able to have such a nice day in the rain forest. You know you are always welcome to my office; the rain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Johan is an extremely personable and knowledgable guide. His love of the jungle and especially birds is immense. We saw things that many guides walked right past. He is a must if you want to experience Manuel Antonio National Park. He goes above and beyond!

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

Muchas Gracias mr Mark! Thank you for taking the time to review my services. But above all thank you for allowing me to show you the wonders of our forest!, what a great day we had mi amigo! More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

While on vacation in Costa Rica with my wife, I was able to get away for a 1/2-day to going birding with Johan Chavez. He exceeded any expectations I might have had! Johan was able to identify every bird we heard and saw. In just over 5 hours, we identified just over 100 species. Beyond his birding skills, Johan is... More 

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

Hola Mark! Thank you very much for taking a precious minute of your time to review my services. It was a pleasure to bird with you at Esquipulas indeed, as well as to share a day at Manuel Antonio NP with your wife as well. So honored to hear you enjoyed so much and please remember, you are much welcome... More 

brimes
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Johan Chaves, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable. We saw sloths, white face monkeys, spiders, leaf cutting ants, birds, grasshoppers, tree frogs and more. Johan took lots of pictures using his spotting scope and our phones/cameras. With his connections, we got into the park a few minutes early. At the end of the tour, you can stay and enjoy the... More 

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Address: 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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