Esplendor Resort's desert locale in Santa Cruz County puts it in the midst of a landscape teeming with wildlife and naturally oriented recreation. Numerous state and national parks are scattered throughout the region, enticing hikers, birdwatchers, and cacti impersonators with eclectic ecology. Fertile grounds and a fruitful monsoon season nurture juicy red and white grapes, resulting in a bevy of wineries populating the Sonoita-Elgin region, about 30 miles northeast of Rio Rico.Authentic Mexican cuisine and wares spill across the U.S.-Mexico border about 10 miles from Esplendor Resort in Nogales, a border town full of restaurants and shopping that offers a taste of Sonoran culture on the northern side of the international boundary. For those whose cultural curiosity is piqued by the town's attractions, pedestrian access from Nogales across the border makes trans-country travel enticingly easy.
After eight years of commercial and construction cleaning, Jimmie Jones decided to found his own business so that he could spend more time with his wife. They now happily spend their days together, traveling out to clients' homes and sudsing windowpanes inside and out as a team. Intent on scrubbing windows until they have fewer spots than a spray-painted dalmatian, the Joneses use biodegradable soaps that cling to dirt, extracting it from the surface. Then the duo runs Australian-imported Wagtail squeegees along the glass surface, extracting layers of grime and leaving behind an iridescent pane. Beyond cleaning the windows, the biodegradable cleaning products have significantly less impact on houses' landscaping.
Opened in 1985, Yokohama Asian Express offers a menu of Chinese, Japanese, and Asian cuisine. Made entirely without MSG, entrees include bowls that pair steamed white or brown rice with chicken, beef, pork, and vegetables, aided by sips of green tea. The restaurant also offers catering for large groups, with party platters or individual meals.
When you stay at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa in Tubac, you'll be convenient to Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. This golf resort is within the region of Madera Canyon.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and CD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and you can also request microwaves.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages and body treatments. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a golf course and a health club. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free parking is available onsite.
World-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed or redesigned around 500 golf courses, and Rio Rico Golf Resort at Esplendor was built during the height of his career. Opened in 1971, the course has matured into a classic. It sports some of Jones's signature attributes, including greenside bunkers and contoured greens that make for some difficult pin placements. Still, for as challenging as it can be at times, Rio Rico lures golfers back round after round with its beauty. Tree-lined fairways and meticulously maintained bentgrass greens keep desert carries at bay, and there are no homes on the course. Plus, the course offers lessons, a driving range, and a short-game practice area, inviting players to stay on top of their game year-round.
Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total of 7,119 yards * Five sets of tees per hole * Course slope of 132 from the back tees * Course rating of 73 from the back tees
When the Smiths pulled up their roots in British Columbia and moved to Arizona, they brought their love of agriculture with them. But they started small?just growing English cucumbers in a greenhouse. Today, the family-run farm has hugely expanded, and 95% of their "veganic", organically-grown produce is distributed in-state.
Year-round, the greenhouses give shelter to a wide variety of vegetables, including micro-greens, herbs, lettuces, kale, beets, carrots, onions, cucumbers, eggplants, and tomatoes. Depending on the season, FarmBoxes are packed with the customer's choice of assorted locally-grown produce that is freshly harvested from the earth, plucked from a shrub, or stolen from a wood nymph that very week.