Johan Chaves focuses in very small groups, custom and private services.
He offers a series of options to different traveler profiles, from Nature enthusiast to the most serious birders and nature photographers.
Johan is a passionate naturalist and a serious birder who has been leading professional wildlife and birding tours in Manuel Antonio National park the since 2006, as well as wildlife and bird photography tours locally and around the country.
PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS IN MANUEL ANTONIO
"Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future".
- Sally Mann.
Johan Chaves Nature & birding has been recommended in the following sites:
Top rated in TipAdvisor since 2013!
Reader recommendation: Costa Rica park guide Johan Chaves is a natural
APRIL 4, 2015 8 AM PT
"I 100% recommend Johan Chaves to show you the wildlife and nature in Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. Without him, we would have missed all of the sloths, snakes and monkeys around us. We returned to the park a few days later and ran into him as he was finishing a tour, and he took the time to show us one of the country’s most dangerous creatures: the fer-de-lance pit viper."
Manuel Antonio's list of outdoor activities is almost endless. Tours generally range from $40 to $100 per person and can be booked through your hotel's reception desk or directly through the outfitter. During the rainy season, some outdoor options might lose their appeal, but clouds usually let loose in the afternoon, so take advantage of sunny mornings. Most nature-themed activities go on rain or shine.
"...Johan Chaves Nature and Birding Tours. Raised in Manuel Antonio, Johan Chaves provides three-hour guided tours of the national park that start bright and early at 7:30. Johan’s true passion for wildlife and nature make him one of the most sought-after guides in the region, so reserve (by email) well in advance. In addition to being an expert birder, he is extremely knowledgeable about animal behavior and Costa Rica's history. He has a talent for keeping children intrigued on the trail and for spotting wildlife around every turn. Bring water, sunscreen, walking shoes, bug spray, a camera, and swimsuit if you plan to linger at the beach following the tour."