Do you need something to look forward to in 2018? Or maybe you’re in search of exciting plans for next March? Perhaps you’d be interested in the inviting tropical climate, spectacular natural scenery, and abundant wildlife of Costa Rica? And, of course, the opportunity to attend our 15th annual Southern Skies Party at Astronomy ‘s private star lodge on the Gulf of Nicoya, just a 2.5-hour flight from Miami, Florida. If that’s not enough to tempt you, here are 9 more reasons to secure your spot on the trip today – don’t wait! 1. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away Costa Rica is a wonderfully accessible destination.