Another great reason to visit Tumacacori, to stop by Santa Cruz Chili Company! 
The Chili Paste was first invented by Gene England as he searched to capture the flavor of fresh chilies and create a versatile cooking ingredient for traditional Mexican recipes. It was an instant hit! Everyone from mothers to grandmothers to professional chefs proclaimed it the perfect beginning to great Mexican food.

The Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company is both a manufacturer and retailer of fine chili products. At their Spice Center in Tumacacori, Arizona they sell, along with Santa Cruz Products, a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and herbs. 

Enjoy a stay in this area for a weekend full of history, hiking along the river, bird watching and shopping.


For more information, please call the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce Tourism & Visitor Center at (520) 287-3685.

TRAVELING TO TUMACACORI

Tumacácori (Too-mah-kah-core-ee) National Historical Park in the upper Santa Cruz River Valley of southern Arizona is comprised of the abandoned ruins of three ancient Spanish colonial missions. The Park is located on 45 acres in three separate units. San José de Tumacácori and Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi, established in 1691, are the two oldest missions in Arizona. The third unit, San Cayetano de Calabazas, was established in 1756. It’s the site of a Franciscan mission built in 1795 that was regularly besieged by the Apache Indians. The ruins that are viable today include a chapel and graveyard. Visitors can also walk through an elaborate church built in 1822. Visitation to the Guevavi and Calabazas units is available only by reservation during monthly tours guided by the Park staff. All visitor services and Park operations are based out of the Tumacácori unit. For more information, please call (520) 398.2341 or visit www.nps.gov/tuma


​​Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company is both a manufacturer and retailer of fine chili products. At our Spice Center in Tumacacori, Arizona we sell, along with Santa Cruz Products, a wide variety of gourmet Southwestern foods, cookbooks and a large selection of spices and herbs.