October 09, 2015 01:09 ET

Diamond Resorts International® -- Vacations for Life® -- Canary Islands -- Where African, European, and South American Cultures Meet

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - October 09, 2015) - Diamond Resorts International® is proud to offer members, owners and guests a wonderful vacation escape on the beautiful and scenic Canary Islands. Resting between breathtaking mountains and beachside ocean luxury, the Cala Blanca resort is a highly coveted vacation spot granting travelers a refreshing glimpse of African, European, and South American cultures that provides an exciting mix of different languages, cuisines, and ways of life.

Off the northwest coast of Africa, the Canary Islands carry cultural influences and traditions from all over the world. Much of the area's African impact stems from the earliest residents of the region, a line of aborigines known as the "Guanches", who initially were the only residents of the islands. While the specific details still remain unclear, the Spanish were first known to have visited the islands regularly during the 14th and 15th centuries. Once the islands fell into the hands of the Spanish conquistadores, native people slowly declined in presence in the region. But even today, remnants of their culture can still be found, most notably the Cenobio de Valerón ruins on Gran Canaria. Members, owners and guests at the Diamond Resorts International® Cala Blanca resort can explore this and other cultural icons, and witness the European influence, which eventually took hold in the area.

Visitors ready to enjoy the nightlife will get to experience the South American flair that has become more prominent on the Canaries over the years, which is also reflected in the islands language: today, the primary dialect spoken in the region is a South American version of Spanish. Travelers who are keen on dancing will be thrilled about the high-energy Salsa music that dominates many of Gran Canaria's clubs and takes over the island during one of the many Carnival fiestas. These events honor the spirit and heart of the Canaries, echoing Venezuelan, Colombian, and other South American roots. After the sightseeing and cultural immersion, Diamond Resorts International® guests can enjoy poolside, affordable luxury, beachside enjoyment and clean, comfortable rooms to relax and unwind. Cala Blanca's own Mistral Restaurant brings guests an eclectic mix of different cuisines with an internationally inspired menu created by a superb chef and served by attentive waiters who make sure that guests at Cala Blanca Stay Vacationed.™

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 330 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 330 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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