Our extension will explore the unique habitats of the Caribbean slope covering the delightful Rancho Naturalista and famous La Selva areas. Thrilling birding, high-quality lodgings and a relaxed pace make this introduction a perfect start to the exciting avifauna of Central America!

Top Birds

Snowcap; Black-crested Coquette; Violet-headed Hummingbird; Green Thorntail; Violet Sabrewing; Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer; Green-crowned Brilliant; Black-cheeked & Chestnut-colored Woodpecker; Montezuma Oropendola; Tawny-throated Leaftosser; Dull-mantled Antbird; Great Tinamou; White-crowned Manakin; Thicket Antpitta; Rufous-winged Woodpecker; Slaty-capped Flycatcher; Brown-billed Scythebill; Scaly-breasted Wren; White-throated Flycatcher; Black-throated Wren; Grey-headed Piprites; Grey-headed Chachalaca; Brown-hooded Parrot; Finsch’s Parakeet; Black-and-yellow & Crimson-collared Tanagers; Great Green Macaw; Snowy Cotinga; Gartered, Slaty-tailed & Black-throated Trogons; White-collared & Red-capped Manakins.

Top Mammals

Collared Peccary; Central American Agouti; Central American Spider Monkey; Black Howler Monkey.

Habitats Covered

Cloud forest and rainforest

Expected Climate

Comfortably cool, can get humid

Max Group Size

8 with 1 Rockjumper leader & local birding leader

Tour Pace & Walking

Moderate to easy. Suitable for most birding / wildlife interest levels.



Ease of Birding

Mostly easy, with several tricker forest species. Garden & lodge birding typically provides good visuals of most species.

Photographic Opportunities

Good. Lots of fruit & hummingbird feeders. Photography more difficult within closed forest canopy.

What our clients say about us

Adam Riley

Adam is an extremely hard working, energetic and enthusiastic person who is able to remain calm and collected under extreme pressure and is always willing to help and assist anyone in need. His ability to find elusive birds for clients is legendary and almost miraculous. He is not feint-hearted and never daunted by challenging circumstances.

Adam Walleyn
MP, Costa Rica 2022

Adam and the local guide, were exceptionally good, both at making sure the logistics were taken care of and locating, identifying and making sure all of us on the tour saw the bird. Both were the finest I've ever experienced at identifying birds by their calls. All in all, a really terrific trip with over 300 species of birds sighted! A special shout-out for Hotel Robledal. While the hotel is older, the family that owns and runs it are wonderful hosts with an exceptional appreciation for the environment. Returning to Hotel Robledal at the end of the trip felt like coming home. Thanks Rockjumper, for a terrific trip! "

Robert Wilcox
JK, Costa Rica

Bobby Wilcox was a good guide. Calm and knowledgeable. The food and accommodation were both very good, Better than I expect.

Forrest Rowland
SP, Cost Rica 2015

I can say it was a great tour. Forrest and Richard were fantastic leaders. I would bird with them anywhere.

Costa Rica - Caribbean Slope Extension 2024

01 Oct 2024 - 06 Oct 2024 (6 days)

USD2,395 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn

Tour price (Per person): USD2,395 * GBP1,923 * EUR2,247 * AUD3,691

Single Supplement: USD150 * GBP120 * EUR141 * AUD231

Costa Rica - Caribbean Slope Extension 2025

01 Oct 2025 - 06 Oct 2025 (6 days)

USD2,895 - Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Diego Quesada

Tour price (Per person): USD2,895 * GBP2,324 * EUR2,716 * AUD4,462

Single Supplement: USD260 * GBP209 * EUR244 * AUD401

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