The Village of Tubac
“Tubac is a Destination you don’t want to miss.” Conde Nast Travel
About 350 years ago, Father Kino, an Italian Jesuit Priest, began the exploration of what was then known as “New Spain.” Today it is northern Mexico, the state of Arizona, and part of the great Sonoran high desert. It is home to the only sighting of jaguars in North America. Father Kino spent many years in the indigenous settlements situated along the Santa Cruz River. Tubac is thought to mean “muddy waters” for the then great flowing Santa Cruz River.
Father Kino could not have foreseen his discovery of “Tubac” was destined to become a world renown artist colony featuring fine art galleries, delectable restaurants, southwest jewelry shops and specialty shops catering to discerning, creative and interesting taste. Tubac offers several fine bed and bath accommodations as well as a 4 Star Diamond Golf Resort. You will cherish your memories of Tubac forever.
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Tubac is located just 50 miles south of the Tucson International Airport, an easy drive along south I-19. Tubac is home to many winter visitors, some who purchase homes along the fairway or the nearby “Barrio.” The average summer temperatures are in the nineties until the July monsoons shower the valley and mountains. After the rains, one is witness to the most incredible rainbows sometimes,double rainbows.
Winters can be cold but there is or need for snow shovels, just fire wood to make a cozy evening. Tubac host real estate agents, many of which have long roots in our community. They can ease you transition to a calmer and carefree lifestyle.