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Address: Monteverde, Santa Elena 11-5556, Costa Rica
Phone Number: (506)86330391
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Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica...

Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica attract scientists, bird watchers, and wildlife lovers from all over the world. Its biodiversity covers: virgin cloud forests and multi-century old strangler fig trees, the continental divide where you can see both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts, reserves that offer views of Arenal Volcano and provide the few remaining homes of the endangered resplendent Quetzal. canopy tours, zip lining, night tours, bird watching tours, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, buggy driving, horse-back riding... the list is almost endless. So much to do in so little time. In order to make the most of your stay, you require the services of a personal guide who can show you the very best the area has to offer - without having to spend a fortune! My name is Johnny and not only have I lived in the area for most of my life, I am incredibly fortunate that I have realised my childhood dreams; to become a naturalist guide to the most bio diverse forests and unique & fragile ecosystems that the world has to offer.Contact me in order to discuss how I can best help you to make the most of this stunning location.Wishing you a great trip! Johnny Villegas

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Such an enthusiast!

This guy is great. He found us loads of birds to see, he is really informative and he is fun to spend time with.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This guy is great. He found us loads of birds to see, he is really informative and he is fun to spend time with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A part from the top knowledge about any living thing in monteverde, he's a very special and lovely person. Had a great time with u brother, hope to see you soon again! pura vida!! :) Fede&Fay

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I spent two afternoons with Johnny. He found me the Quetzal on the first. Johnny is knowledgable and very pleasant company.

Thank garth_in_BC
Daejeon, South Korea
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Ok, I told Johnny what we wanted to see. A quetzal, a sloth, and some wildlife. He took us up to the Curi-Cancha (sp) reserve. He said listen, I can't promise anything but a lot of trees, but lets try. We saw a Quetzal, the elusive Bell Bird, Agoutis, a Coati, and heaps of hummingbirds, all while having a fun,... More 

Thank Sonjateacherkorea
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Johnny is the best guide we have ever had because he knows all the hidden treasures in and around Monteverde, he took us to stay in the jungle with Maximus, an ex bullfighter, who drives an ATV through mental terrain. Johnny also took us to a natural hotspring overlooking a river, he made us laugh all the way there and... More 

Thank acosty
Chico, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Johnny was amazing from the first minute we met him. He took care of our every need with a smile. Johnny was so much fun to be around, his knowledge of the area, animals, plants, and history was extensive. Our entire experience was fantastic from start to finish. Johnny's family took amazing care of us at their family owned Hotel... More 

Thank Cameron G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Johnny is a prefect guide for anyone who wants to experience the real Costa Rica. He combines his extensive knowledge of nature with inside information about everything from accommodation, tours, transport and even the best places to eat. He speaks both Spanish and English fluently and is a pleasure to have around - my children absolutely adored him! We all... More 

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