Terry and Gary Marcer love adventure, and they love to meet the many adventurous and interesting people who call Ignacio Springs Bed and Breakfast home for as long as they want to stay. The expatriate Canadian couple have owned and personally run this unique destination since 2001, before that they operated a Bed and Breakfast property in beautiful Northern British Columbia for eight years.
Visitors from all over the world appreciate the friendly professionalism that has built their exemplary reputation. Many ask why they uprooted from their homeland and settled on the Baja peninsular. Terry’s explanation is compelling; “We’d been visiting the Baja for 7 years when in 2000 we finally stopped in Ignacio Springs for an overnight stay. We camped next door to the property that we now own. We swam, fished, boated and just had such a good time, we just couldn’t leave (something they are now often told themselves). After a discussion with the owner of the campground, we discovered that there was an opportunity to live and move our business to this extraordinarily beautiful oasis, we started our plans straight away and over the years have built Ignacio Springs into the success it is today.”
Wanting the property to be a unique experience, Terry and Gary chose Mongolian-style yurts for their accommodation because they fit perfectly into the natural openings within and amongst the palm grove without having to remove any live trees. The palms on the property have existed for 300 years, the couple thought it an eco-crime to even contemplate removing them. Ignacio Springs has been created to complement the environment, it seems almost a part of the natural beauty of it’s location. A literal oasis for those who enjoy nature and tranquility.
Once you stay, you’ll soon learn that there’s so much more to Terry and Gary than being convivial and generous hosts. The couple also have vast experience of guided excursions and are expanding their business into taking clients on completely outfitted guided tours to experience the many unique adventures within easy reach of the property.
San Ignacio is the hub of Baja Whale watching, is close to aboriginal cave paintings and some of the most magnificent dessert terrain and scenery for hikers. You can trust that when in full operation, their tours will be preeminent and of the highest calibre.
Every guest can enjoy sumptuous, freshly-made daily breakfast served family style. Guests sit around the huge dining table with the warm air blowing through the open plan palapas discussing where they are heading to, or what excursion they are preparing for. If you book well in advance you can enjoy one of Terry’s delicious evening meals that are available for a modest per head charge (and yes, they accept credit cards Visa & Mastercard). Also, don’t be surprised if Gary is a wee bit more than enthusiastic about the sausages at breakfast, there’s a good reason, he made them, and as everything else at the Ignacio Springs, they’re good! If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan there is always an alternative, so you’re covered too.
There’s free Wi-Fi for those last minute emails or those of you who just can’t live without your digital tether in paradise.
The whole atmosphere of the Ignacio Springs B&B is relaxed and friendly, the outside refrigerator is stocked with beers, sodas and bottled water. Open yourself a cold-one, write your name on the beverage trust board, pull up a chair and relax… you’re home at your home for the night or as long as you want to stay– Ignacio Springs Bed & Breakfast.