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About Us is the “go to” place for news, events, activities and a complete directory of all services and “must-know” places in the Punta Mita, Punta de Mita and North Shore Banderas Bay regions. As full time residents and savvy locals, we are excited to share this resource with not only our friends and neighbors, but also the traveling public. is the place to connect with others and ensure that nothing is missed of what’s going on in the area. is not a static directory or website, but is a vibrant, entertaining, and active portal, combining calendars, blog posts, news clips and photos into a lively resource and record of life here in paradise. It fully integrates into the LivePuntaMita Facebook page and Twitter feed, so no matter how you choose to stay connected—we’ll be there. And, we are iPad, iPhone and Android-friendly—for when you want your Punta Mita info on the go!

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Lynne Bairstow

A self-described “geek girl” and passionate fan of her adopted home of Mexico, Lynne balances time on her various i-items (iPad, iPhone, MacBook) with time on the beach, at yoga, and with her best four-legged friend, Claude. Recognized as a specialist in luxury real estate and travel, digital marketing & social media she is the founder of Marakáme Marketing, and its latest project,
For the first ten years of its development, Lynne was Director of Marketing for Punta Mita, and an associate of Punta Mita Properties, until re-establishing her own marketing business in January 2009. A full-time resident of Punta Mita, it is both her home and her great love, having first discovered it on her initial trip to Mexico in the 70’s – when it was but an outpost of a beach.
Lynne also was the co-author of the Frommer’s, Dummies, and Berlitz guidebook series on Mexico for eight years, enabling her to travel and explore this remarkable country. In 2000, she was awarded the Pluma de Plata (Silver Quill Award) by Mexico’s President Ernesto Zedillo for her writings about Mexico. Prior to moving to Puerto Vallarta and giving away all of her business suits, she was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith.

Mauricio Lemus
Mauricio is an interaction fanatic who enjoys perfecting the smallest details—and is responsible for the design and programming of Along with coding websites, he has a keen eye for design and branding. Rumor has it he was raised by marketeers. He tweaks pixels until they budge. He likes to dig into websites until their entire visual style is redefined, polished and perfected. Born and raised in Mexico City, Mauricio is an internet and computer geek who loves music and life.

Teresa Gomez
…describes herself as a girl living in paradise. Passionate about marketing and especially the emerging and engaging realm of social media, she is tireless in her pursuit of excellence in all that she does. A retired dancer of classical ballet, Tere has found in marketing a new way to be creative and express herself. She enjoys the challenge and imagination involved in bringing projects and events to life, and in creating new concepts and ideas for “getting the message out”. She is addicted to mokaccinos, and is a true believer that, as in the song…. the best is yet to come!



Katherine Nidermaier
A resident of Mexico since 1990 Katherine is first and foremost one of the region’s most respected interior designers, and owner of her own firm,Katherine Nidermaier Designs with design studios in both Punta de Mita and Guadalajara. Her projects have included luxury resort properties, such as the Four Seasons Private Villas in Punta Mita, as well as exceptionally personalized, high-end residences throughout the region. Katherine has traveled extensively throughout Mexico working with local artisans, indigenous communities and co-ops and has a synergistic understanding of both North American and Latin cultures. She prides herself on being able to both communicate—and swear, when required—in two languages.
With, Kathy has finally found a place to voice to her knowledge of everything that is going on around town. Seriously. If there’s a party, a project, or an event in the area, Kathy knows about it. Engaging, curious and community oriented she inspires loyalty in her many friendships.
As well, to know Kathy is to expect the occasional homily on recycling, composting, or generally going green—she is committed to caring for our environment. Katherine is a member of IIDA and the Mexico Green Building Council and has recently passed the Sustainable Furnishings Council program sponsored by LEEDS.