Tubac Arizona


Southern Arizona's Colony & The First
European Settlement in Arizona
Tubac: Founded 1752

Welcome to Tubac, Arizona, Southern Arizona's growing artist colony! Located in the Santa Cruz River Valley, Tubac, AZ has a 250-year-old Spanish history. In 1752, Juan Bautista de Anza was appointed as the commandant to the Presidio at Tubac. He was preceded by Father Kino, who built many missions along the Santa Cruz River. Just a few minutes away is the beautifully preserved Mission de Tumacacori.

Tubac is the perfect shoppers' paradise with over eighty galleries and shops that feature hand-crafted items, sculpture, paintings, clothing and some of Southern Arizona's best import shops. Tubac restaurants offer lunch and dinner menus that range from elegant dining to tasty, barbeque cook burgers.

Your choice of lodging is available from an intimate and cozy bed & breakfast to a large full-service hotel or resort. Take a few minutes to explore our different sections and sample our creative galleries and shops.

Tubac is also the gateway to the great birding, hiking, off-roading, mountain biking and golf found throughout Santa Cruz County. Located just 40 minutes south of Tucson & 20 minutes from Nogales Plaza Road in Tubacin the Arizona high desert amid a lush cottonwood and mesquite forest, Tubac is a gentle breath of fresh air in an otherwise hurried world. We invite you to come explore this gateway to Santa Cruz County: Arizona's last untouched discovery.

Getting to Tubac from Tucson Take Interstate 10 towards Interstate 19 South.
The drive is about 40 minutes with Green Valley marking about the halfway point. Find and take exit number 34, make a left, going east, make another left to go north on the East Frontage Road. Soon you will see the Tubac sign; make a right and enjoy your stay!