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Address: Monteverde, Santa Elena 11-5556, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8633 0391
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Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica...

Your personal guide to Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica Monteverde and the highlands of Costa Rica attract scientists, bird watchers, and wildlife lovers from all over the world. Its biodiversity covers: virgin cloud forests and multi-century old strangler fig trees, the continental divide where you can see both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts, reserves that offer views of Arenal Volcano and provide the few remaining homes of the endangered resplendent Quetzal. canopy tours, zip lining, night tours, bird watching tours, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, buggy driving, horse-back riding... the list is almost endless. So much to do in so little time. In order to make the most of your stay, you require the services of a personal guide who can show you the very best the area has to offer - without having to spend a fortune! My name is Johnny and not only have I lived in the area for most of my life, I am incredibly fortunate that I have realised my childhood dreams; to become a naturalist guide to the most bio diverse forests and unique & fragile ecosystems that the world has to offer.Contact me in order to discuss how I can best help you to make the most of this stunning location.Wishing you a great trip! Johnny Villegas

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Had a great time with Johnny. He tailored the pace to suit the needs of our group. Great knowledge about the flora and fauna of this special part of the world. Highlights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2016
Georgina1950
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with Johnny. He tailored the pace to suit the needs of our group. Great knowledge about the flora and fauna of this special part of the world. Highlights included seeing a motmot and three wattled bellbird. All round nice guy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This guy is great. He found us loads of birds to see, he is really informative and he is fun to spend time with.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

A part from the top knowledge about any living thing in monteverde, he's a very special and lovely person. Had a great time with u brother, hope to see you soon again! pura vida!! :) Fede&Fay

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I spent two afternoons with Johnny. He found me the Quetzal on the first. Johnny is knowledgable and very pleasant company.

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Ok, I told Johnny what we wanted to see. A quetzal, a sloth, and some wildlife. He took us up to the Curi-Cancha (sp) reserve. He said listen, I can't promise anything but a lot of trees, but lets try. We saw a Quetzal, the elusive Bell Bird, Agoutis, a Coati, and heaps of hummingbirds, all while having a fun,... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012 via mobile

Johnny is the best guide we have ever had because he knows all the hidden treasures in and around Monteverde, he took us to stay in the jungle with Maximus, an ex bullfighter, who drives an ATV through mental terrain. Johnny also took us to a natural hotspring overlooking a river, he made us laugh all the way there and... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Johnny was amazing from the first minute we met him. He took care of our every need with a smile. Johnny was so much fun to be around, his knowledge of the area, animals, plants, and history was extensive. Our entire experience was fantastic from start to finish. Johnny's family took amazing care of us at their family owned Hotel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Johnny is a prefect guide for anyone who wants to experience the real Costa Rica. He combines his extensive knowledge of nature with inside information about everything from accommodation, tours, transport and even the best places to eat. He speaks both Spanish and English fluently and is a pleasure to have around - my children absolutely adored him! We all... More 

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