I have used the bird guiding services of Johan on several occasions down in Costa Rica beginning in December 2012 when I was referred to him by the staff at Rio Magnolia Lodge for a day long trip up to San Gerado de Dota. Johan met me at the lodge and we made the few hour drive up into the mountains and spent the entire day there adding one lifer after another. We had great views of so many species and Johan used his contacts to find some of my target species including stunning looks at a couple Resplendent Quetzals. It was a fabulous birding day with a fabulous guide. I also hired Johan for a morning of birding around the grounds of the Rio Magnolia Lodge which once again provided a memorable morning of birding. Another trip down to Costa Rica last December found me using his services once again up in the San Gerado de Dota region and once again it was more great birding. Johan is a fantastic guide who has an intimate knowledge of the bird life throughout Costa Rica and can identify most any species with just a quick look at it or hearing a brief vocalization. Not only does he provide great guiding services but he also has a great ethic concerning the birds of Costa Rica and has spent time researching the bird life at various locations around Costa Rica. Beyond his guiding expertise he is a genuinely nice guy who always seems to be in a good mood. I cannot recommend Johan highly enough and I guarantee you will not be disappointed with his guiding regardless of whether you book him for a day or a week, and no matter what part of Costa Rica you visit.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.