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Welcome to your Owner’s Corner! Explore these pages and find helpful information about your home away from home. Below are the most recent posts to this section. Enjoy!


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
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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CC&Rs
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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Budget
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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Meeting Notices

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule*

  • February 9, 2022 – Board Meeting – 10:00AM – TBD
  • June 22, 2022 – Board Meeting – 10:00AM – TBD
  • September 20, 2022 – Budget Meeting – 10:00AM – TBD
  • October 26, 2022 – Board Meeting – 10:00AM – TBD

*Specific times, dates, and locations are subject to change. Please contact Trading Places International at 800-365-6494 or email droadmin@tradingplaces.com for the most up-to-date and specific information.

Summer 2022

President's President’s Report

photo of D Lockwood

We hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer-time passions. All of the Board of Directors have been busy since my last President's Message with our families and fun as well as attending to our Lindo Mar duties.

The Board wants to thank you for your faith in us and the support you show us. The things that we can accomplish together because you pay your maintenance fees, use the restaurant, tip the waiters and support staff are all results of the love you have for Lindo Mar.

Why does our staff stay with us? Because unlike other timeshares that lay off during low season, Lindo Mar is committed to our community and employs year-round.

Our June meeting was at TPI`s offices in California and it was great to be able to travel again and meet with the management team face-to-face. In addition to holding the Regular Board Meeting, we were on site to witness TPI and Capital Vacations coming together for their first team meeting. It was inspiring to watch two like-minded companies come together for the greater good of both organizations.

Capital Vacations will bring more timeshare dimensions and availability of talent as well as broaden TPI timeshare offerings. We believe this is a very good add-on for TPI and Lindo Mar. In terms of our resort, Daniel Garza, our TPI consultant, and Ulises Alfaro, our onsite manager, are working daily to make Lindo Mar the best it can be!

Our main focus has been, and still is, to finish the remodel project of the 9th and 1st floors. The financial stability of the club is our top priority, and we will make the decision to move forward with the renovation project as soon as possible. Thank you again for paying your maintenance fees and supporting the operations of Lindo Mar.

Your Board Members are onsite at different times during the year, and we appreciate your support and feedback. Please know that we are working hard on your behalf!

Dennis Lockwood
Board President


Lindo Mar Resort Treasurer’s Report
July 2022

photo of Chuck Meacham

Our Lindo Mar Resort operations appear to be back to pre-COVID levels after two years of serious financial challenges for your Board of Directors and management. Occupancy during high season is solidly back to normal, and slightly higher during some weeks. Occupancy during the low season continues to be depressed.

After experiencing a deficit in 2021, La Playita Restaurant/bar has returned to profitability as restaurant patronage increased, especially during high season. An initiative of the Board is to determine how we can better spread this increased patronage throughout the day to improve service at peak mealtimes. We will also be focusing on increasing customer usage, mostly locals, during the summer months when member usage is low. Of course, implementing cost controls while improving service and food/drink quality is an ongoing effort.

One area of specific concern, especially for myself as Treasurer, is a slight increase in delinquent/late maintenance fee payments during the first half of this year. Last year we experienced a decreasing delinquency rate. Lindo Mar does have a 91% on time payment of maintenance fees which is good by industry standards. Our maintenance fees have seen only one 4% increase during the last 7 years. Lindo Mar reserve funds are healthy, with a current balance of over $350,000. We will continue to add funds to the reserves on a monthly basis, through the end of the year and hope to have over $400,000 by year-end.

While we have successfully remodeled all units on floors 2 through 8 and all common areas, floors 1 and 9 have yet to be remodeled. We had initially planned to remodel floor 1 during 2022. This schedule was postponed due to many uncertainties associated with gas, sewer, water, and drainage pipes under the first floor with unknown but potential significant costs. Additionally, we were informed by Mexican government officials that an expensive fire suppression system and hydrant are required to be put in place at our expense. We are taking a fiscally cautious approach before continuing remodeling efforts. Patience please!

Chuck Meacham
Treasurer


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. 2022 is quickly coming to an end and availability may be limited within your season. We want to remind you to reserve your 2023 owner use week if you haven’t done so already. If you are not planning to travel during 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) at (800) 365-6494 ext. 1 or email ownerservices@tradingplaces.com.

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 ownerservices@tradingplaces.com


General Manager Message:

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Greetings from sunny Puerto Vallarta. The rainy season has arrived, mountains are beautiful, and our days are brighter and hotter. The ocean invites you to cool off and swim in that calm Pacific Sea or enjoy a fishing day.

The Lindo Mar staff performs preventive maintenance programs so that you can continue enjoying your home when you return.

The following are some of staff members who are retired: Mr. Roberto Chavez, General Manager; Isidro Santana, Maintenance Manager; Marielena Arevalo, Concierge; Raul Rodriguez, waiter; Francisco Langarica, painter; and the most recently retired this past May 31 was Eduardo Acosta, Chef. We will miss them all!

Meanwhile your Lindo Mar Staff wishes you a great summer while we prepare for your next visit.

See you soon!

Ulises Alfaro

COVID - 19 UPDATE

We are back to regular activities after several months of pandemic, nevertheless we are still taking the necessary precautions in striving for the safety of members and staff. Hugs are back in lovely Puerto Vallarta!

Lindo mar activities

Our staff proudly received 2022 RCI Gold Crown, this was a special event since Lindo Mar has been in this category for the last 20 years.

RCI also provided an award for receiving the most positive comments from RCI Members to designated staff member Manuel Uribe who works in the front desk department.

The summer season is the best time to regroup and utilize that time to retrain staff in several safety areas that require certification as required by authorities.

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LINDO MAR IMPROVEMENTS

Water purification system is getting installed in every single room. The lab has been testing the water and the quality is great and safe. The mattresses replacement program keeps progressing, and we are on target to complete the program this coming winter season. Telmex increased the fiber optic options for all properties located in South Puerto Vallarta and Lindo Mar was able to take advantage of this benefit as our connectivity is pretty stable.

The sidewalk between Lindo Mar and El Set was fixed by our staff. The area has been paved, see photos attached. Jacuzzi tail was fixed by the contractor, and it is in great condition, members and guests are enjoying it. The surveillance system was improved to assure the property is safe and secured.

AT LA PLAYITA RESTAURANT

There have been several improvements in the restaurant, new equipment for the kitchen was purchased, clay tile roof missing pieces were replaced, and wooden beans infested of termites were replaced.

A new presentation of room service menus were placed on the front of the room refrigerators to make information accessible should you feel like dining at your place.

La Playita restaurant website has been upgraded where you can find breakfast, lunch, dinner bar, appetizers, dessert menus, pre-set drink specials for two weeks, dinner promotions, and theme nights posted online for our members and guests. You can also find descriptions of these promotions which state the day of the promotion, the hours that it is offered, and what is included with the meal/promotion.

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Last but not least, Jacuzzi deck has new look, stone floor and new tables makes this corner to look pristine and pleasant to spend the day!


Summer Activities for Puerto Vallarta

Sunday Oldies Night

Sunday Oldies Night
When: July 10th from 20:30 to 00:00
Where: La Catrina Cantina
Bring your dancing shoes and tear up the dance floor with a lineup of excellent entertainers bringing back memories from the 50’ to the 70’s!

Pirate Ship

Pirate Ship
Promo: 1 kid for free (age 6-11) for 2 paying adults
When: July
Whether is the day or night tour, the Pirate Ship is a must when visiting Puerto Vallarta.

cooking class

Cooking Class: Chile en Nogada
When: July 11th From 10:00am to 15:00
Where: Oculto by El Arrayan
Professional cooks will teach you the secrets & nuances to this preparation, from knowing what makes this preparation the "king" of chiles rellenos to exactly what Chiles en Nogada are. Enjoy this unique experience and hear about the legend of the creation of one of the most beloved traditional Mexican dishes in our country.

choir

Presentation of the Choir Los Niños Cantores de San Florian, Austria
When: July 14th at 20:00
Where: Teatro Vallarta
Adults : $200 Children $150 Donations go to charity

Vallarta Wings and Beer Festival

Vallarta Wings & Beer Festival
When: July 15th and 16th from 13:00 to 22:00
Where: Hotel Flamingo in Marina Vallarta (Puerto Iguana 136, Marina Vallarta)
Puerto Vallarta´s first Wings and Craft Beer Festival!! Live Music, art, games and fun!

Ceviche and Aguachile Festival

Ceviche and Aguachile Festival
When: July 31st From 12:00 to 20:00
Where: Puerto Mágico
Join us to celebrate the 12th edition of this delicious festival that everyone loves and where you can enjoy new recipes and new restaurants as well as craft beer, cocktails with agave distillates, white wines, desserts and much more!


Staff Spotlight:

photo of Ulises Alfaro

Mi nombre es Manuel Uribe Pérez, Nací en Valle de Banderas, Nayarit.

Mi carrera Laboral en el ramo de la hotelería comenzó en el año de 1984, en el hotel Hacienda del Lobo (Hoy Hacienda Buena Ventura) después en Hotel Buena ventura, de 1985 a 1986 en el departamento de Limpieza y Stewart.

En el año de 1987 continúe en el Hotel Canto del Sol como Stewart, en ese mismo año me dieron la oportunidad de integrarme al Hotel Suites Mar Elena en el departamento de Recepción, en este hotel fueron mis primero pasos como Recepcionista en este lugar fue donde aprendí a desarrollar mis habilidades como el Recepcionista que soy, trabaje en esta compañía hasta el año 1997. Posteriormente me integre al Hotel el Embarcadero Pacifico, por dos años de 1996 a 1998 en el departamento de Recepción, hasta que el día 8 de Noviembre de 1999 comencé a laborara en esta compañía Lindo Mar a la cual, actualmente tengo el gusto de seguir trabajando para ustedes.

Les Agradezco de antemano el tiempo que se toman para conocer a su servidor.



Dear Owners/Guest

My name is Manuel Uribe Pérez, I was born in Valle de Banderas, Nayarit. My career started in the Hotel-Service industry in 1984, at the hotel Hacienda del Lobo Hotel (today Hacienda Buena Ventura) and later at Hotel Buena Ventura, from 1985 to 1986 in the Housekeeping department and Stewart.

In 1987 I got a Job at the hotel Canto del Sol as Stewart, just for a few months, since that same year the hotel Suites Mar Elena they gave me the opportunity to join in the Front Desk department, since was my desire to work as a Receptionist I did not want to miss out on this chance.

In this hotel were my first steps as a Receptionist, this place was where I learned to develop my skills, I worked in this Company until 1997.

Later I joined the Embarcadero Pacifico Hotel, for two years from 1996 to 1998 in the Front Desk Department, until November 8, 1999, when I started working in this Company Lindo Mar, which I currently have the pleasure of continuing to work for you.

I thank you in advance for the time you take to get to know yours truly.


What to do in area:

Chill out at La Playita
Grab your bathing suit and walk down to La Playita at Lindo Mar best beach, sunsets, food and drinks in Banderas Bay!

Explore the area Kayaking or get to see the reef sea life while snorkeling!

Join the free art walk

There is no guide, but there is usually wine and tequila given to visitors. The “art walk” runs from the end of October to the end of May, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Wednesday.

Food Tour

Mexico’s cuisine has made the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the best way to learn more about the tasty cuisine is to join a tour.

Mex-Ology Tour

Enjoyed a Sunset with Mezcal, Tequila, Raicilla, craft beer, Kahlua coffee, and other handcrafted cocktails.

Visit the Choco Museo

Learn how to make traditional mole sauce, hot chocolate truffles, or individual chocolates. Yummy!

Live Music at Main Plaza (City Hall)

Live music and dancing Thursday and Sunday at the main plaza. Comedians and much more entertainment for all families.

Puerto Vallarta History

Get to know the history of Puerto Vallarta. The city promotes this guided tour for free every Monday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. The meeting point Tourism office is at City Hall.


Happy Member Comments – Message in a Bottle

“Love, Love this hotel. Small, classic Mexican décor that is maintained in pristine condition. The location on the beach with fabulous views of the entire coast. Small rocky coves on the beach with palapas. Their restaurant over looking the ocean serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Killer Happy Hour from 5-6 with one of the best margaritas ever...could only drink one. You can get bar and food service under the palapas on the beach.”

“When you drive up to the hotel from the highway it is difficult to imagine what waits for you when you head down to the restaurant which is by the beach. There is an absolutely beautiful beach with some rock out crappings and very nice sand and crystal clear water! We went for a very nice brunch and wish we could’ve stayed for days. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the view was marvelous, and we hope to be able to come again.”

“The best restaurant service, we love the view is very beautiful, I recommend come here because the waiter are very friendly too, we love Puerto Vallarta, we back next year for sure....the food is excellent.”

“Everything at Lindo Mar was wonderful. It really feels like you are in Mexico and the staff was exceptional. The food at La Playita has always been great and this time was no exception. The staff could not have been more helpful in all areas. Our room was just right for the two of us and we enjoyed the view from our balcony.”


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FAQs

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 javieratlindomar@yahoo.com.mx. 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."

javier Quezada

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 ARDA-ROC.org 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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2022
2023
2024
2025

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.

maintenance fee chart
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.


maintenance fee chart
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

Questions:
Email billings@tradingplaces.com

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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