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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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Absolute best tour!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 14, 13, and 9) spent the morning of August 2, 2016 exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park with Johan Chaves. In a 10 day trip filled with beauty, excitement and adventure, our time with Johan stands out as a highlight of the entire trip. Our tour was exceptional in every possible... More 

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Cokato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were thankful for the personalized guidance that Johan gave our family! He was very knowledgeable, and he made a special effort to accommodate our wishes for photography. In addition to his skills as a guide, Johan also has a great deal of respect for the needs of the animals too. He positioned us in places that allowed for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johan took us for an awesome tour through Manuel Antonio National Park. His knowledge of the animals and park was amazing. Johan's passion for his work is clear and it was so enjoyable to spend time with him. We got great pictures of all types of animals with his help. We HIGHLY recommend Johan!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For our first visit to Costa Rica we followed the recommendation from a travel book for a Manuel Antonio State Park guide, Johan Chaves. We were so glad we did. Johan was extremely knowledgable about the park and its inhabitants. He was passionate about teaching us it and excited to answer our questions. He made sure everyone in our small... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of five and Johan took us to the national park for the morning. We loved his enthusiasm, knowledge and passion. Plus he was so good with our kids making sure they were learning too and would speak in Spanish with our kids as well. He would get so excited too at seeing the wildlife and never... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired Johan for a private guided hike through Manuel Antonio National park. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! He is an incredible guide, definitely the best one we had during our two weeks in Costa Rica. His knowledge of the animals and the environment was top notch. We would not have seen half the wildlife... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Birding Manuel Antonio area should really be done with a guide, and there's no reason to look beyond anyone but Johan. The national park itself has very little to offer if you are a serious birder. With Johan guiding, one can get into much more productive habitat outside the park boundary, but within 20 minutes of most hotels. Johan will... More 

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