Tubac Village is open year 'round and features more than 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artists' studios. The area also plays host to the finest dining, lodging and golf. A world-class resort and spa can be found right in our backyard as well. download pdf (1.5MB)
Established in 1752, Tubac is located 45 miles south of Tucson and 15 minutes north of the US/Mexico border. The Tucson International Airport is a straight shot up I-19, a mere 50 minutes away.
This small town on the Santa Cruz River in Southern Arizona, has played a large part in shaping the history of the American West and has a long tradition of abandonment and reclamation, stretching back hundreds of years. The community of Tubac continues this practice of reclamation today with its successful efforts to save the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park.
The Tubac Presidio is one of only three presidios in Arizona and is one of the rare sites where the story of New Spain's presidios can be adequately told.
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park preserves the site of the oldest Spanish presidio (or fort) in Arizona. The Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac was the first European settlement in what later became the state of Arizona. No visit to Tubac is complete without a stop at Arizona's first state park located in the heart of Tubac Village. A self-guided tour of the Park grounds features an underground archaeological exhibit where visitors can view excavated portions of the original adobe foundation, walls and plaza floor of the 1752 Commandant's quarters, as well as artifacts discovered during the excavation. (A presidio is buried under downtown Tucson and another is near Fairbank in Cochise County.)
In recent history the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa was once the backdrop for the Hollywood movie Tin Cup, with Kevin Costner and Rene Russo. The resort offers three very playable nines...see how you stack up!