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Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Wonderful tour

Johan was a fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable nature guide for us around Manuel Antonio... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Phenomenal guide!

My husband and I had the good fortune of going on a birding hike with Johan. There really is no way... read more

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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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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Johan was a fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable nature guide for us around Manuel Antonio park. I have no idea how he was able to find and point out all the amazing flora and fauna he did but I do know we would not have seen...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the good fortune of going on a birding hike with Johan. There really is no way to describe how amazing he is as a guide. We were completely blown away by his knowledge, bird calling ability, and his knack for...More

1  Thank linnyswan
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We travelled to Costa Rica recently with two friends from Dallas. Their review is listed under jp3gp3 "Best Guide Ever". There is not much to add to their stellar accounting of our two days with Johan. Not only did we see more birds and other...More

2  Thank sueandjill2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Everything others have said is true! My teenage son and I had a fantastic morning with Johan in Manuel Antonio Nationl Park. Even before we left our hotel he'd spotted squirrel monkeys close by that we just wouldn't have seen without him. He was so...More

Thank paddington760
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My husband and I along with our two small children, ages 31/2 and 11/2, recently took a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park with Johan. He was excellent! Not only did he spot a wide array of wildlife—animals, amphibians, insects, and birds—that we most certainly...More

1  Thank RachelQ
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Johan Chaves is the best guide out there, he can find a tiny green, red eyed frog in a rainforest of green! He was so knowledgable about the wildlife, plants, insects and he was so nice! We saw lots of different animals, birds and insects,...More

1  Thank Michele J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

5My husband and I, along with two friends, just returned from a trip to Costa Rica. My husband has used Johan as a guide for two years in the past, but this was my first experience with him. While in Manuel Antonio this year, we...More

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looking4nature, Owner at Johan Chaves - Guided Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear jp3gp3, I hope you my friends are doing well back home! I am so, so honored to read your kind comment that I do not even know where to start! It is my pleasure to finally have the opportunity to go to the field...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Johan is an excellent guide for birdwatching trips! I am a wildlife biologist and somewhat experienced birder and can tell you Johan knows his birds. He took me and my family to several different areas in and around Carara National Park. He knew what birds...More

Thank markdu2017
Reviewed 31 July 2017

In July, my wife, 21-year-old daughter and I went on a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park led by our guide Johan Chaves. We can’t say enough positive things about Johan. His tour was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Costa Rica....More

Thank TonesterPA
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Johan knows all the birds and animals. He even knows all the sounds they make which is invaluable in locating them in the jungle. The other guides don't have his level of knowledge. Very friendly and prompt. I didn't shop around so he may cost...More

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Michele P
6 September 2017|
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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.
Michele P
6 September 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
9 November 2016|
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