Last summer I was thrilled to celebrate a big birthday in Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonio. It was an amazing week and one of the highlights was taking a guided tour through Manuel Antonio National Park. Yes, sloths showed up to the party and I couldn’t handle their adorable awkwardness, but it was our guide, Johan Chaves, that truly made the tour. So when I saw that the LA Times was looking for reader recommendations, I had to spread the news about Johan. And I was so excited when I got word that they chose to publish my recommendation in this week’s paper because our tour guide truly deserves the recognition for his hard work, vast knowledge of the local wildlife and nature, and excellent customer service.
I hope you have a chance to make it over to Manuel Antonio National Park if you haven’t yet! And trust me, the cost of a tour guide is absolutely worth the incredible experience you’ll have that you’ll be talking about for years.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah