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Johnny Villegas

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Monteverde, Santa Elena 11-5556, Costa Rica
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Unprofessional - avoid!

I went on a tour with Johnny to see wildlife at curiacancha. He never asked me in the emails how... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AWoollll
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London, United Kingdom
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Can't recommend highly enough

Wonderfully knowledgeable and very accommodating, Johnny took us on a wonderful and atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
pfryfflik
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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“night walk” (4 reviews)
“great guide” (2 reviews)
“cloud forest” (4 reviews)
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Monteverde, Santa Elena 11-5556, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went on a tour with Johnny to see wildlife at curiacancha. He never asked me in the emails how many people were going. I am a solo traveller and when he arrived in the morning he was visibly annoyed that it was just me...More

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Johnny V, Propietario at Johnny Villegas, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your comment, unfunded you didn't enjoy the tour, where because I remeber ask you like the walk you tell me you where really happy with all we have see, I pick up you at 7:30am and dropp off at 11:45am, I know...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Wonderfully knowledgeable and very accommodating, Johnny took us on a wonderful and atmospheric night tour, the best of our trip!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Monteverde and wanted a guided nature hike to familiarize us with the local plants and animals. We hired Johnny Villegas and were really happy with the day. His price was very inclusive. Park entry, coffee and snack and transportation was...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Johnny is a great guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his job. He took us on a night walk and we were able to see Sloths, vipers, frogs, etc. If you are going to do any type of guided tour, day or night,...More

Thank Nicole P
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at the Monteverde Cloud forest, thanks to Johnny. We are a family of 4, with two teenagers. Johnny made sure we got to see the elusive (sort of) Quetzal, tarantula, sloth, and a lot of birds. This rain forest is...More

Thank Upendra K
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

My family had the wonderful opportunity to experience the cloud forest at night with Johnny Villegas. Johnny provided a knowledgeable, enthusiastic tour that resonated with our 14 year old son & 12 year old daughter. Tour highlights included seeing a sloth, toucans, and viper and...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Johnny has been our guide for a night tour in the cloud forest. This guy is really nice, fun and you can feel his strong passion for the nature, which is contagious! He’s super talented...we don’t know how he can do it, but he spotted...More

Thank 490mst
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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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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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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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Island-Voyager
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Pura Vida.... Yes the same tour same price...
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Hello.. Yes our Monteverde Cloud forest tours are private and semiprivate .I pick you up in Santa Elena down town. 6:50am, 11:15am or 2:30pm Tour are fro 2 to 3 hours my rate is $25 per person Entrace fee are NOT included
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