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Johan Chaves - Nature and birding Tours

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Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Fantastic Birding Guide and Essential Guide for Manuel Antonio!

I managed to book Johan Chaves a couple of months in advance. Our first private excursion with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HayKay1
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Montreal, Canada
Best guide and experience in Manuel Antonio!

Johan is not only an incredible guide, but an incredible person as well. His attention to detail... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stephen P
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Danville, United States
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

I managed to book Johan Chaves a couple of months in advance. Our first private excursion with Johan was to Manuel Antonio Park at opening. We saw birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles etc Johan was incredible at spotting everything. He is just so connected to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Johan is not only an incredible guide, but an incredible person as well. His attention to detail and care for his clients is second to none. We were able to go with a small group of only 4 total (including us) which allowed us to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our group of four intermediate birders recently spent two fabulous days with Johan. We spent one day in Carara National Park, birding on the way to and on the way back from the park. The next day with Johan was spent in his home "patch"...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will NOT be disappointed with Johan as your guide. We were so impressed with his knowledge and passion for the park. His deep understanding of the ecosystem was fascinating as we went from one animal/plant to another. We saw 8 sloths, frogs, bats, lizards,...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour with Johan was wonderful! He’s the kindest person with a true love for nature, and a terrific guide. He spots animals like no other and knows everything there is to know about the animals, plants and flowers in the park. What’s more, Johan...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Johan gave us a great trip through the park. He was enthusiastic and charming with great English. His eagle eyes spotted everything that we had hoped to see in the park. The trip was supposed to be 2+ hours but lasted much longer. He had...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

My wife and I have enjoyed birdwatching all over the world- South Africa, Botswana, Thailand etc. We have never enjoyed the bird spitting expertise and skills of anyone as competent as Johan. We spent 2 full days with him and saw in excess of 220...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This is my second time walking Manuel Antonio with Johan. My sister found him in 2012. My father and I went with him in 2014. Now my mother, a recent cancer survivor, joined us this trip. Johan’s the best. All the park guides ask him...More

Thank Kyle G
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

My son and I took a half-day birding trip to Esquipulas with Johan. We had the most incredible time. Johan was so very knowledgeable. We saw a huge variety of birds because Johan knew exactly where to find them. He is full of facts about...More

Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We had so much fun touring with Johan! Johan really took the time to educate us and went way above and beyond to make our experience awesome. The animals and insects that he was able to spot just by looking really quick in a dense...More

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Michele P
5 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.
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Michele P
5 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
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