This traditional Spanish town is about half an hour’s drive from Cartagena and what was once a sleepy agricultural centre has now become the home to many expats. Many of the old fincas in the area have been bought up and renovated for the expats wanting to live amongst the Spanish people. Agriculture still remains the mainstay of the area around Fuente Alamo with acres of land producing lettuce, melons and other vegetables mainly for export to northern Europe. The name Fuente Alamo comes from the water wells and the poplar tree, both of which feature in the local coat of arms. There is still a large amount of water to be found underground which can be pumped out and there are still ‘aljibes’ or water deposits, to be found on many properties.
May 3rd Fiestas de la Santa Cruz en El Estrecho
August 28th San Agustín