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Governing Documents

Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Incorporation detail how the association is operated such as how board of directors are determined, when meetings are to be held and how business should be conducted.
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Bylaws detail how the association is operated such as how board of directors are determined, when meetings are to be held and how business should be conducted.
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Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions (or Declarations) are association documents that govern how the association is run including a legal description of what the property is and what it can be developed into.
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Rules & Regulations
Specifically establish how reservations are processed, and may include house rules for the property itself, as approved by your BODs.
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Financial Info

ABC Policy
Assessment Billing and Collection Policy is adopted by the BOD in accordance with the association documents to dictate the timing and structure of the billing process.
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An association budget is utilized to manage the association operating and reserve finances.
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Financial Summary
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Full Reserve Study
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Summer 2021

President's Message

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Dear Lindomar Family,

We are all starting to see faces once again and experience some social freedoms! Alleluia! We have seen Lindomar experience the highs and lows of COVID-19, but overall guests and staff have done very well.

The precautions taken at the resort were extraordinary and executed with professionalism. Thank you, Roberto, and all the Lindomar staff.

We have been very busy getting ready for the second-floor remodel which is underway, and we are a little closer to finishing all the floors. We will decide in September at our budget meeting how we will proceed with floors one and nine. In the meantime, we are working on more updates to our plumbing infrastructure and other important physical building updates.

Thank you all for making our jobs a little easier by paying your maintenance fees and using our restaurant & bar. The restaurant revenue has allowed us to keep fees steady and do the remodel.

The Board of Directors election has been completed and we have a new member, Lisa DeJong. Leaving the Board is David Brusby who has been a big help with his background in construction and he served as Board secretary. Welcome Lisa and best wishes David.

The Board of Directors is very thankful to all our owners for their focus on the election and your continuing support. We all welcome you to communicate with us when we are onsite or via the website under the owners’ corner, owner tools, contact your Board, where you can comment or ask questions.

I am Looking forward to going Lindomar in October Board meeting and again in January for a winter getaway. All the above being said, we made it through Covid at Lindomar very well and all of us, Board of Directors, TPI, onsite staff, are ready to move forward to a great 2021-2022 and beyond.

Best to all of you,

Dennis Lockwood
Board President

Resort Manager’s Message

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Hello Members!

At this exact minute, while I am writing this article, remodeling has started at Lindo Mar. Yesterday, Monday, June 21st, was the first day of demolition and there are workers all over the second floor and at Hydropneumatics Room. Rooms were emptied last week by Miguel and the maintenance staff lead by Isidro, the Maintenance Chief who is a COVID-19 survivor from last year.

This year there will be new equipment in the Hydropneumatics Room which will include pumps, heater, compressor, piping and hot and cold-water tanks. Work has already started as was planned to be developed during the demolition weeks of 25 and 26.

The building is closed for two weeks starting week 25 and then after week 26 Lindo Mar will be reopened to guests in week 27.

The restaurant is open during the demolition and we hope it will perform better than last year when in June it was reopened after being closed for two months.

By the way, the restaurant has been making a good profit during March, April and May and will hopefully make a little profit for June as well.

As per the Federal Government, COVID-19 protocols continue to be followed: temperature checking at entrance, hand washing, hand sanitizer placed throughout the building and wearing of masks.

We have been congratulated by the application of COVID-19 protocols and many members and guests have told us that they feel safe while staying with us. We are so glad that we have been able to perform and guarantee the safety of guests and staff as well.

Among all the guests there was only one guest that tested positive for COVID-19 while staying with us. Once we knew it, the protocols for a positive guest were applied and even though we were a little nervous and concerned, everything went well. After the 10 days isolation for that guest, post sanitation of the room and the contents was performed by a local fumigation company that came to take care of the room after the guest tested negative and was able to leave.

On a different subject, I have to tell you, dear members, that I am preparing my retirement date of December 15, 2021. I feel a little awkward to be working out my process for MY RETIREMENT and I am talking about it with the Board and the staff and sometimes I feel that it is not about me, but somebody can you be prepared for this moment? Someone out there with experience about these life events? Of course, I will miss everyone including staff and members, so many years of relationships that I have been so grateful for, so many blessings and lessons learned from wise members, smart and eager to teach.

I remember some of the members that have passed away, that despite being guests and me a Manager, we developed a nice relationship, some like Mr. Walsh, Mr. Gene Dau and wife Marian, Mr. Lester Branch and his wife Marylin, Mr. George Tedford and wife Kay who introduced me to golf, Mr. Pascucci, Mr. Pryzbilo, Mr. Rogee, Mrs. Mc Gee, Mr. Charles Ahlstrom who traveled with me to Guadalajara to extinguish the Bank Trust in 2001, and other members that continue coming to the resort like: Mr. John Gilbert and wife Sarah, Mr. Ted Vrana, Mr. Joe Mc Mahon, Mr. Marshal Block and wife Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Charatz, Miss Wendy Grean, Mr. Lockwood and wife Valentine, Mr. David Brusby and wife Susan, Mr. Roger Denton and wife, Mr. Pepper and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Trent, Mr. Robert Scholz and wife Judy, Mrs. Sandra Wicks and husband Bruce, Mr. Riccardi and wife, Mr. Poul Hansen and wife Judy, Mr. Henry and Joan Adamowitz, Mr. Zirkle and Mrs. Sally Fernandez, Mr. Leon Shell and wife, those are the names that came to my mind at this moment and I apologize if I forgot some, but believe me members, Lindo Mar has been a real blessing for Roberto Chavez and family.

My plan is to become a member after my retirement and own two floating weeks during the summertime so that I may continue coming to inspect and be sure while staying at Lindo Mar that you are being taken care of at your home away from home, the beautiful Lindo Mar Resort.

God bless Lindo Mar, God bless you all, readers of this article. We, my family and I, thank you for all these wonderful years past.

Hasta pronto!

Roberto Chavez
Lindo Mar Manager (1998-2021)

Treasurer’s Report
June 2021

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This report covers the period January through May 31, 2021. After a very challenging year during most of 2020 and early this year, your Lindo Mar Resort is experiencing an expected and much welcomed return to normalcy. Through May 2021 we are operating with a surplus of $34,076 of actual revenues over actual expenditures and a favorable variance to budget of $487. Our budget was based on a US dollar to Mexican peso exchange rate of 20.5 which is slightly above the current exchange rate as of this writing.

Resort occupancy rates are returning to normal and our popular La Playita Restaurant is returning to profitability, due in part to increasing usage by locals. We are now entering the low season and will likely see significantly reduced revenues until high season during October through December. To generate revenue and promote usage during the low season, your Board of Directors and Trading Places International initiated a “500 Club” through which one-bedroom units are being made available between June 1 and September 30, 2021 for rental at $500 per week or for outright purchase at $1,000. Two-bedroom units are also available at a slightly higher rate. Check the Lindo Mar website for details!

Despite financial challenges brought about because of COVID-19, the Board decided to continue funding for unit remodeling, but at a reduced level to maintain a healthy balance of funds for emergencies during the pandemic. As of this writing, all the second-floor units are being upgraded over the next few months. When completed this summer we will have funded remodeling of floors 2 through 8 and expect to have sufficient funds to proceed with the remaining floors next year. We have also significantly upgraded the common area spa and the private spa in unit 104, replaced the roof/ceiling on floor 9, and are currently upgrading the water delivery system to the entire building which will addresses upper floor water pressure and hot water delivery. I anticipate you will be very impressed with the many improvements funded since you previously visited Lindo Mar! Once you arrive you will also be pleased to see management is continuing safety COVID-19 protocols above and beyond those required. Hope to see you there when I next visit in October.

Respectfully submitted,
Chuck Meacham

Staff Spotlight

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My Name is Abraham Yire Ante

I am 25 years old, I studied Administration at University in Puerto Vallarta, specialty in finances.

I have worked as a waiter, worked in Subway for 1 year, and I oversaw General Storage in Velas Vallarta Hotel for almost 2 years. I handle efficiently Word and Excel. I was born in Puerto Vallarta. I live with my parents Noah and Armida, and my brother Efraim.

At Lindo Mar I am in charge of Storage and assist with all related to Purchasing department. In the time that I have been working at Lindomar, I discovered that this is a great place to work at with great work ambiance.

Welcome Lisa DeJong!

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Hello Lindo Mar Friends!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of Lindo Mar. I sincerely appreciate the support of the membership and I pledge to be a listener and a voice of the community.

It's an honor to join a dedicated team of directors that are passionate about the success of Lindo Mar. Dennis Lockwood, Chuck Mecham, Roger Denton and Sandra Erickson have invested countless hours in guiding the Lindo Mar leadership and our partners at Trading Places to successfully navigate the pandemic. I would also like to thank Dave Brusby for his years of dedication and leadership in the success of Lindo Mar.

A friend once said to me; " life is change and growth is optional". We are facing unprecedented change in the world and yet the future of Lindo Mar is as bright as the sun that shines on Conchas Chinas Beach. Together we are able to overcome the obstacles presented by the pandemic and move forward toward a successful future.

Best to all and I look forward to seeing you at Lindo Mar!

Lisa DeJong

Election Results

The 2021 Board election polls have closed. Thank you to the members who ran this year and to everyone who turned in their ballots! Two of the three incumbents – Roger Denton and Dennis Lockwood – have been re-elected to serve another two-year term on the Board and Lisa DeJong has been elected to the third open seat for a two-year term. Congratulations to Roger, Lisa, and Dennis!

2021 ballot count
David Brusby 354
Roger Denton 464
Dennis Lockwood 694
R. Douglas Zirkle 102
Wilson Stewart 90
Lisa DeJong 397
Giancarlo Accettullo 355
Laura Ralston 4
Steve Ralston 5

La Playita Needs your Help

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Hello Lindo Mar Members!

We have been trying to get our members and guests interested in posting reviews and information about our lovely restaurant on social media for several years. Did you know La Playita has its own page on Yelp and TripAdvisor! We have set up and maintain these pages to create a “Social Media Buzz” that helps promote our restaurant, which in turn means more customers, which in turn means lower maintenance fees! That’s right, the more profit our restaurant makes the better off we are financially; these funds have a direct impact on how much we pay in annual dues.

Here’s how it works: The more 5-star reviews we get the closer we get to a “#1 Rating” and the more people will want to visit our restaurant!

If you are a Yelp! or TripAdvisor member please post a review about your last visit to La Playita. Even if you last visit was last season you can still post now! If you are not currently connected to either of these services, it’s easy to join and post reviews. Being a member will provide you with a list of restaurants that other members have tried so that you can read reviews and choose a restaurant anywhere in the world, not a bad deal for a small investment of your time!

You may join TripAdvisor or Yelp! from your phone of computer, read and post reviews for restaurants you have tried (or want to try), help us promote La Playita, and save money on your annual maintenance fees.

Thank you!
Lindo Mar Social Media Committee

Greetings from Owner Services!

Hello! We are your Owner Services Vacation Specialists, and we are available to assist you in getting the most out of your vacation ownership.  2021 is quickly coming to an end and availability may be limited within your season. We want to remind you to reserve your 2022 owner use week if you haven’t done so already. If you are not planning to travel on your week to Lindo Mar and would like to bank it with an exchange company, make sure you plan early, as all reservations are subject to availability!  Please call us to confirm your reservation plans for your week(s), 800-365-6494 ext. 1 or email

Did you know?
In order to bank/deposit a week, most exchange companies (TPI, Interval International, or RCI) require a specific lead time for unrestricted exchange terms. The earlier you deposit the better your chances will be to receive flexibility with your exchange options.

Steps to banking/depositing your week for exchange:

  1. Call Trading Places International Owner Services department to request a reservation for deposit (Fixed week owners can call for their reservation number).
  2. Pay your corresponding maintenance fees for the week you want to bank/deposit.
  3. Contact the exchange company of your choice and give them your Lindo Mar reservation.
    Please note: An owner services representative can facilitate your deposit should you elect to use Trading Places Exchange.
  4. Make sure you receive a confirmation directly from the exchange company in writing confirming your week has been successfully banked/deposited.

If you have any questions on this process or on other options for your week please feel free to contact Owner Services at 800-365-6494, ext. 1 or email

How are we Doing?

Your feedback is very important to us! We are always looking for ways to improve our services and your vacation experience. Please let us know how you enjoyed your stay by filling out our online survey; this link is also located at the bottom of the Lindo Mar website.

How are we doing? Survey

Share your Stories and Photos!

If you have stories or photos from your adventures at Lindo Mar, we would love to share them with fellow members in the upcoming resort news, please mail them to Heather White at 25510 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630 or email

Please note that if you submit a photo you must fill out the release form. In addition, any photos submitted with visible faces cannot be used unless each person in the picture has provided written consent using the form attached in the previous sentence.

Pre-Arrival Form

We are encouraging all members and guests to fill out a copy of the pre-arrival form a week or more prior to check-in to help us prioritize room cleaning and to expedite the check-in process. You may fill out the check-in form at any time, regardless of your arrival date.

The pre-arrival form is conveniently located on the Overview pageof the Lindo Mar website.

Thank you and see you soon!

Messages in a Bottle

"Always a little piece of paradise

As with many owners, it had been quite some time since i had the opportunity to come to PV and spend time at my favorite place in the world! It was wonderful to see so see so many of the staff still here from years done by and the fact that they greet you like a long-lost brother. You just don't find that sort of warm and fuzzy at many of the larger hotels.

We specifically came down to celebrate my wife's big birthday on the 14th, knowing that I could be sure that the staff at LM would make it an even more special occasion, and of course I wasn't wrong. We've eaten at La Playita on many occasions over the last 2 weeks and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. The Pasta night and the burger night were also good as a change from the regular menu.

The room (804) was, of course, incredible, I’ll never tire of that view!

Particular kudos to Claudia and Manuel on the front desk, for their ability to always have a smile and an answer to your question Pablo - Restaurant manager, he and his staff mage my wife's birthday very memorable with an enormous cake! Special mentions to Raul, Alejandra, Faustino for their service in the restaurant and Patricio, Isadoro and Abraham for their incredible Mixology talents. We were sorry to see that Eduardo was no longer at LM, you could always count on him to be scooting around the pool and beach at Happy hour! Veronica - for her helpful hands to relieve the stress of our 'other lives'. Ivan - Always a happy smile with a towel in one hand and a sun lounger in the other. Maria Elana, she Is probably LM's greatest asset, have any of us, ever met a more helpful and genuine concierge on their travels around the world, I know I haven't! She also ordered me the most beautiful flowers for my wife's birthday. And of course, the rest of the staff who work tirelessly in the background to make LM our home from home for those 2 short weeks a year.

If I had one gripe this year it would be the quality of the Wi-Fi, even in common areas the signal was patchy at best, in my room it was almost non-existent at times. I know we don't need to be on our phones all day in paradise, but in the world, we live in a good internet connection would be a real nice to have.

In closing, the reasons we all come back to Puerto Vallarta from far flung parts of North America are endless, but I think more than anything we all come back to see the 'family' that is Lindo Mar!"

- (TripAdvisor)

"Always a little piece of paradise

This was our second visit. Our prior visit was pre-COVID. COVID protocols were excellent this time. Masks were worn by all staff, hand washing was required prior to entering the building, shoe cleansing was required prior to entering, temperatures were checked prior to entering the building, hand sanitizer was available at multiple locations, social distancing was encouraged, and masks are required. The facility arranged for guests to have the COVID tests prior to return to the USA and to Canada. The tests took place at the resort and were eazy- peazy. Payment was made, in pesos, prior to the tests and directly to the lab. We appreciated this courtesy for guests! Wonderful Customer Service. Daily housekeeping. Concierge Maria Elena is so helpful and kind. Love the units with views to enjoy. Well stocked units with a filtered water container. There is air conditioning and TV, but we used neither. Excellent housekeeping. Units are spacious and there are elevators in addition to stairs. Cabs are available at the entrance. Pool and jacuzzi on site plus the bar and restaurant are on site. The facility sits on a small beach and the ocean. Spectacular! Just an overall terrific place to stay with great customer service, nice units, and amazing view!"

- (TripAdvisor)

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a TripAdvisor review. Due to the great reviews we receive, we have once again received TripAdvisor’s special award, the Traveler’s Choice Award for 2020 (formerly known as the Certificate of Excellence). Every review counts! If you have a moment, we would greatly appreciate you taking the time to write one too!

TPI Bonus Week Promotion

Solicitation of Nominations

We are always looking to add diversity to our Board of Directors. Can you bring something new and fresh to the table? Does your background provide perspective that might benefit the Board? Will your strengths make the Board stronger as a whole?

Serving on the Board of Directors is your opportunity to make an impact on the future of Lindo Mar Adventure Club, Ltd. by becoming involved in the decision-making process. (You must be a member of the association in good standing to submit your nomination.)

If you have an interest in serving on the board of directors, please contact or send your request and contact information to the address below. We will be happy to send you the form and consider your nomination for our next election. Thank you!

Trading Places address
US Mail: Trading Places International
Attn: DRO Admin
25510 Commercentre Drive, Suite 100
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Previous Resort News



When is check in / check out time?
Use weeks are Saturday to Saturday. Check in time at Lindo Mar is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am.

How do we use our owner time?
There are lots of options. You can spend the time at your home resort; you can exchange your time to another resort; you can exchange your time for a different time at your home resort; or you can deposit it for use next year. Believe it or not, you can even use next year's week this year.

How do we go about using one of the options?
Everything begins with a reservation and confirmation. If you own Floating Time, you first need to make a reservation with Trading Places International. They'll send you a confirmation. If you own Fixed Time, you need to contact Trading Places International and receive a confirmation before using, exchanging, or renting your week.

What if we want to exchange for another week at Lindo Mar or at another resort?
You need to contact Trading Places International or one of the other exchange companies and deposit your reservation with them. If you are going to another Trading Places resort, you can deposit your time with them at the same time you make your reservation.

Do we have to know which resort we want to exchange into at the time we deposit?
No. But, just like making your reservation, the earlier you request a specific location, the more likely you are to get it.

What if we can't get a reservation (floating week owners) at our home resort for the time of year we want to be there?
Just make a reservation for whatever time is available and then give it to TPI or another exchange company and ask for an internal exchange. That's when you exchange one time period at your Home Resort for a different time at that same resort.

Sometimes we can't take a vacation and other times we can take more than one week. Is there anything we can do about that?
There sure is. Through TPI or other exchange company you can save this year's week and use it next year along with that year's week. Or, you can use next year's week along with this year's. Also, don't forget you can often rent additional time at the resort where you're staying. It's a great way to extend your vacation. And, sometimes you can get better flight arrangements by traveling on a different day. If you do, just rent the additional time you need.

We own Fixed Time. Do we need to make a reservation?
No, not exactly. That is, you don't need to make a reservation, but you should let Trading Places know you intend to use your week or to exchange or rent it, as you'll need a confirmation.

What if we can't use our reserved week at all? Can we carry it over to next year?
No. At least, not without giving it to an exchange company like Trading Places first. They can accrue it for you and allow you to use it within the next two years.

When does my owner week expire?
Your owner week expires at the end of each calendar year. If you cannot use your week during that year, please call a representative to discuss your options.

Can a guest use my unit?
Yes a guest can use your unit. Just give Trading Places a call and let them know the name of the guest. There is no fee for your guests to use your unit.

Can we use only part of our week?
You can't reserve just part of a week. You must reserve a full seven days for each week of use, but you may be able to exchange a three or four day portion of your reserved time depending on the exchange company's rules. Of course, the number of days you actually stay is up to you, but you will be considered to have used all of whatever you reserved or exchanged.

We heard someone mention Bonus Weeks. What are they and how do we use them?
Some buyers at Lindo Mar paid extra for the right to use an extra week in any given year. In addition to the maintenance fee on their regular week, they must pay the maintenance fee for the year in which they use the Bonus Week, as well. Bonus Weeks can be reserved up to 9 months in advance.

2019 Remodel Photos

Resales Information

Want to Buy or Sell?

For all your Lindo Mar buying needs, please contact Javier Quezada at 011 52 322 221 5511. You may also e-mail If you are looking for another week to own at Lindo Mar or you want to sell the one you have, stop into our Member Services Office in the lower lobby. Javier Quezada is in the office to the right of the concierge desk. He won't try to "power sell" you; he'll just tell you how it is and do everything he can to help you accomplish your goal, whether buying or selling. As he put it recently, "Drop by my office to find out about existing inventory, resales, or just to say hello."

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The following information may be beneficial in starting the resales process. We encourage you to take advantage of this resource center from ARDA.

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center

The ARDA-ROC Timeshare Resale Resource Center is available on the website. Please click here to view the new ARDA-ROC Resale Center. This is a one-stop resource to educate timeshare owners about the resale process and to protect them from unscrupulous resale and marketing companies.

The goal of this new Resale Center is to offer owners an objective educational place on the web regarding traversing the thorny secondary market.

The Resource Center offers:

  • Information for consumers on how to find the right type of resale process to meet their individual needs.
  • Checklists to help them through the resale process including questions they may ask potential resale companies.
  • Information on how to identify scams and avoid commonly made mistakes.
  • A comprehensive list of frequently asked questions owners may have about reselling. Some of the most important questions dealing with such issues as whether or not legal and tax advice is believable; how the secondary market is regulated; and where to file complaints, along with websites to verify facts about a resale company.
  • A site that encourages owners to share information on their resale experience and the effectiveness of their resale efforts through an on-line survey.

Source: American Resort Development Association, 2011

Use Time Calendar

Timeshare Calendar for exchanges into Lindo Mar Resort.
(These exchange calendars may not coordinate with your home resort use week calendars)

(Select a calendar year to enlarge)

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Transfer / Changes

Have you moved, changed your contact information, changed your marital status or had any other significant change in your personal status? Use the following document to assist with any of the following regarding your ownership:

  • Change a name(s)
  • Add or remove a name
  • Transfer to a family member or trust
  • Transfer your timeshare to a new owner
  • Retrieve contact information for your Recording Office
  • And more

Download and print the reference sheet for your records.

Maintenance Fees

Lindo Mar Adventure Club, Ltd.

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Unit Type 2022 MF CASH Discount if paid in FULL by 1/1/2022 1st Installment. ** 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Installment
1 Bedroom $652.00 $632.00 $193.00 $163.00
2 Bedroom $813.00 $789.00 $233.25 $203.25
2B Deluxe $865.00 $839.00 $246.25 $216.25
2B Loft $1,140.00 $1,106.00 $315.00 $285.00
2B P.H. $1,140.00 $1,106.00 $315.00 $285.00
3B Deluxe $1,072.00 $1,040.00 $298.00 $268.00
3B P.H. $1,240.00 $1,203.00 $340.00 $310.00

Due Date:
Payment is due on or before January 1, 2022. If quarterly payment option is selected, a one-time $30.00 processing fee per Interval will apply.

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ABC Policy:
** - If quarterly payment option is selected a one time $30.00 processing fee per interval is included.
  Due Date 25% Late Fee $185 Delinquent Charge
1st Installment 1/1/2022 1/2/2022 2/15/2022
2nd Installment 4/1/2022 4/2/2022 5/15/2022
3rd Installment 7/1/2022 7/2/2022 8/15/2022
4th Installment 10/1/2022 10/2/2022 11/15/2022

To Submit a Payment by:

Check: Do not mail post dated checks.

Make checks payable to:
     Lindo Mar Adventure Club
     P.O. Box 531280
     Atlanta, GA 30353-1280

Credit Card:
     To pay online click here click here
     call 800-365-6494 ext. 1


Pre-Arrival Form

We are encouraging all of our members and guests to fill out the Pre-Arrival Information Form prior to checking-in. You may either click here or visit the Overview page of this website to fill out the form. Thank you!

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