About Tubac

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.


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, Tubac lies in 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.