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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2779 1189
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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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Wonderful Guided Walk Through Manuel Antonio

We booked a guided walk through MANP with Johan Chaves and we had an amazing experience with him. We were in a group of 12 with ages ranging from 2 to 76-years-old and Johan was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a guided walk through MANP with Johan Chaves and we had an amazing experience with him. We were in a group of 12 with ages ranging from 2 to 76-years-old and Johan was able to connect with and cater to each person in our group. His knowledge about and passion for the nature and wildlife of Costa Rica... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johan was our guide in Manuel Antonio National Park for our GAdventures tour group. He was highly recommended by our GAdventures guide and lived up to expectations and more. He is fantastic, very friendly and funny. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wildlife and the park. We spotted a lot of monkeys, insects and birds with him. Having... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We have done a lot of travelling and he's got to be one of the best we've ever had anywhere. Our tour was just my wife and me and Johan spent 4 hours with us in the park. He only does one tour a day so he doesn't have to rush. Even the other guides were asking him where he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We hired 4 guides in different areas of Costa Rica and whilst all guides were great Johan stood out to us and was definitely the best guide we had during our travels. He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about wildlife and taught us a great deal about the local area as well as answering our questions about other wildlife we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

After much research on companies and things to do in Manuel Antonio, I stumbled across Johan Chaves. This was one of the best tours we did. There were 7 in our group (we were 4, then another group of 3). Private tours are offered as well. Johan's knowledge was so impressive. He is an educated man and every question he... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

After researching extensively on Trip advisor I had pre booked our morning tour with Johan. Lovely prompt e mail communication ahead of our trip and even on the morning Johan was available on the phone as we struggled to dodge the parking touts!! The tour started with releasing a tarantula that Johan had rescued from a grocery store!! We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

The reviews for Manuel Antonio recommend going with a capable guide, but after visiting the park, I can really understand why this makes such a big difference. Johan was recommended to us as the best guide around and he exceeded our expectations. His knowledge of wildlife is superb, and not just the local wildlife, but also the differences between what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My son in law booked this tour for me with Johan. The three of us ventured into the jungle with excitement for what we would see. It was an amazing tour. I have done many tours in Costa Rica and the guide makes it or breaks it!!! Johan, by far, is the best tour guide I have encountered. He has... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

While on my trip to Costa Rica I went on many tours but Johan's tour was by far my favorite. Just by listening to different sounds he can pinpoint where to find certain monkeys and other animals. He's very knowledgeable about the surroundings and will tell you as little or as much as you want to know. If there is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I can't imagine a better guide than Johan. I had read the reviews and it also turned out the place we were staying always booked tours through him. His kindness, knowledge, ability to connect with kids/teens, abilty to spot animals was amazing. He also brings a special tele/digscope that allows you to take photos with your Iphone. I would book... More 

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