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“Amazing Guide, Awesome Adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Johnny Villegas

Johnny Villegas
Monteverde, Santa Elena 11-5556, Costa Rica
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Ranked #14 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Chico, California
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“Amazing Guide, Awesome Adventure”
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 Manikan, which is simple, quaint, and perfect for the wary backpacker. Comfortable beds (probably the most comfortable of our entire 2 week trip), great view of the rain forest, fridge, TV, Wifi, patio, free breakfast, and more! Johnny took us on a night hike were we got to see lots of different animals, insects, and exotic plants. He arranged for an awesome buggy tour with his father as a tour guide, we got to drive around Monteverde and saw some of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen, not to mention zipping around in a well maintained buggy that I got to drive!. Johnny also arranged for us a zip line tour in the cloud forest which was an amazing adventure in itself. When we were finished, he already had our bags at the bus stop and was holding the bus that was supposed to depart a few minutes earlier. He arranged our next nights hotel in Jaco, and even had a friend that drives taxis pick us up from the bus stop and take us to our hotel! When we were with Johnny EVERYTHING was taken care of, we worried about nothing, and had an amazing time. He is a great guy with an awesome sense of humor and speaks perfect English. Johnny and the experiences we had with him were the highlight of our entire trip. I felt like I had known him as a friend for years within a few minutes! Don't hesitate call Johnny for an awesome adventure! Thanks Johnny!

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A local guide with a world of knowledge”
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 thoroughly recommend his services.

Visited June 2012
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