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Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Amazing photos from this tour

We went on a tour about 18 months ago, and our nature photos and new knowledge of the park live on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
1karenb1980
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Fort Collins, Colorado
Amazing, highly recommend

We had the tour with Johan in Manuel Antonio few days back and we were amazed how much he knew... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rafet A
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I am Johan Chaves, a local naturalist guide who has lived in the region since my childhood. Besides my professional training, the passion for the natural world, enthusiasm and the experience gained at the field during this 13 years in my profession had been key in gathering the knowledge required to lead professional tours. 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 history walks thru the stunning scenery of the Manuel Antonio park, or even advanced birding outings locally or throughout the country.
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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a tour about 18 months ago, and our nature photos and new knowledge of the park live on! Johan is a master at pointing out special animals and plants throughout the park. You will get amazing images of nature on your phone...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had the tour with Johan in Manuel Antonio few days back and we were amazed how much he knew about nature (animals in the park, but also plants). He was really open to answer all our questions and our 2-2.5h turned out to last...More

Thank Rafet A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't go in the park without Joahn. We were debating hiring a guide for the park, but once we decided to, we wanted the best. His 5-star excellent ratings are more than well deserved, and he exceeded our expectations. His knowledge of flora, fauna, and...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have never felt compelled to write a trip advisor review, but Johan deserves all the praise in the world. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Costa Rican wildlife, he is a genuinely great person. I thoroughly enjoyed my day, and we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I did a tour of Manuel Antonio with Johan. I have done many trips which are centered around wildlife and nature, and I wasn’t sure what to expect from this tour or if I would still find it interesting having seen similar...More

Thank Tunali
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved every minute of Johan's tour! You can tell he really enjoys teaching others about the wild life. He engaged my kids and had them answer questions, they thought this tour was the highlight of our trip. Johan will help you get really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johan pointed out reptiles, bats, monkeys, birds, etc. He clearly enjoys what he does and he made our time in Manuel Antonio really worthwhile.

Thank David K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second tour of Manuel Antonio with Johan and this was even better than last year’s. This year, we brought our adult children. A total of 6 of us. Johan truly enjoys his work. He appears to have the most knowledge of any guide in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Johan did a great job of helping my son and I locate and identify a huge number of Birds over three days. In addition, he told us about the history of the area and of Costa Rica as a whole. His knowledge and enthusiasm was...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Johan Chaves was probably the best tour guide i have ever experienced - his ability to read the group, his knowledge of birds and other forms of nature, his awareness of the needs of the group, his wonderful sense of humour and above all else,...More

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looking4nature, Owner at Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2018

Thank you so mich for taking the time to let the TA community know about your experience during our trip to Manuel Antonio. I am honored to hear that you enjoyed and I am also very thankful for your kind comments. I am also thankful...More

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Michele P
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Response from paddington760 | Reviewed this property |
If you follow the TA link to his website, then click on Contact me you'll find his email address.
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Michele P
September 5, 2017|
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Response from SoCalQTPie | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michele, I believe your message was intended for Johan, but it came to me (I left the review). You should be able to contact him via his website link through TripAdvisor or FaceBook. He is a great guide, so I hope you're... More
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