The Arivaca Experience
Rolling panoramic mountain views of the valley and some of Arizona's best birding and wildlife make Arivaca a unique destination. Artists, makers, and growers make the community truly special. You'll find Arivaca about 60 miles south of Tucson. From I-19 at Amado, you'll enjoy a beautiful drive down Arivaca Road with native grasses, flowers, and ocotillo. Once you reach the village of Arivaca, you can spend the perfect day hiking in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge then relaxing with a cold brew at La Gitana Cantina & Cafe or fresh roasted coffee at Gadsen Caffee Aribac. Don't forget to get the gear at the Arivaca Mercantile and check out the Artists' Co-op too for unique art pieces by the local artisans of Arivaca.
Arivaca Lake is located in an area of rolling grasslands set against a backdrop of rocky bluffs and distant mountains. This area is home to a number of cattle ranches, and much of the land in the vicinity of the lake is private property. Take that into consideration if you go strolling across the landscape. Photo Credit: Alice