Tubac is a small town of a Spanish origin in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. It was founded in 1752 and used to be one of the most important stops of the infamous Camino Real, the road that was connecting Mexico with the Spanish Californian settlements. Large gold quantities used to be transported via the Camino Real road. During the 1840s, loads of bloody battles took place in the surrounding areas between Mexicans and Apache warriors. Nowadays, Tubac is a peaceful community with Indian, Spanish, and Mexican cultural heritage. It is often described as the colony of artists. It is a place with rich and very fascinating history. The main attraction in this area is the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park where you will find a regional museum, the remains of the old Spanish settlement, and other historic buildings. If you are looking for a low-cost stay, then you should consider staying at Tucson, about 48 miles north of Tubac. There you will find plenty of good discount hotels, such as the La Posada Lodge and Casitas, the Varsity Clubs of America, and the Hampton Inn Tucson North.