January 25, 2016 05:00 ET

Diamond Resorts International® -- Vacations for Life® -- Offers Vacationers Top Tips When Traveling to South America

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - January 25, 2016) -  More travelers are expected to visit South America this year as the cost of long-distance travel is predicted to remain low with decreased fuel prices and the expansion of low-cost carriers. Popular tropical destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean are likely to see a steady rise in vacationers over the winter, while Ecuador ranked highly as a sought-after vacation spot thanks to the famed Galapagos Islands and efforts by the government to boost tourism. Diamond Resorts International®, the global resort company with a long tradition of providing travelers revitalizing vacation experiences, offers helpful and insightful tips to help vacationers get the most out of their trip to South America.

There is a vast number of beautiful natural sights, magnificent historical relics, charming towns and vibrant cities to visit throughout South America. To experience this region to its fullest, Diamond Resorts International® recommends thorough planning so that time abroad is stress-free. Another key tip for South American travel is to pack lightly. For instance, Costa Rica is located only 10 degrees north of the equator, leaving no need to bring more than a few light outfits and hiking gear. It is always a consideration to pack for outdoor activities if the situation arises. Diamond Resorts International® has several locations on Mexico's pristine Pacific Coast, as well as throughout the Caribbean, all of which feature a variety of amazing trips such as scuba diving, horseback riding, and hiking.

Plan for experiencing paradise, as vacationing is about taking a break from the everyday routine and work schedule, resting, and spending time with loved ones. A top tip for travel south is to include plenty of opportunities for enjoyment and revitalization. It is well-known that taking time for relaxation is connected with good health. Research has shown that engaging in more leisure activities leads to improved mood, increased satisfaction with life and a greater sense of purpose. South America is an ideal region to take a relaxing vacation with so many pristine beaches, captivating towns and lush rainforests. Diamond Resorts International® offers guests a private oasis at the resort company's South American locations, making it easy to appreciate some of the most beautiful areas of the world with all the comfort and affordable luxury one could ask for on a dream vacation to a tropical destination.

About Diamond Resorts International® 

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 350 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 350 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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