The small town of Fortuna is situated about 25 km to the northeast of the city of Murcia at an altitude of 240 metres and the town is blessed with something special. Hot springs.
The land around the town is usually very dry looking, but water flows underground and some of it is used for irrigation. The water rises to the surface in the form of fountains such as la Higuera, la Cueva Negra, and the los Baños; these are thermal springs and they were enjoyed by the Romans during their occupation of this area.
Nowadays these springs have brought popularity to Fortuna and the spa is an important centre for hydrotherapy, a wide range of beauty treatments are available as well as other therapies that are so good for your health and as it is near to Murcia, many people take advantage of the natural hot mineral water.
The Moors were here for seven hundred years and evidence of their invasion is plentiful in this area, in Fortuna they built the Castillico de los Moros. The town’s heritage is further enriched with the Baroque-style parish church of La Purísima with its unusual tower and the modernist-style Convent and Town Hall.
The Embalse of Santomera lies to the south in a nature preservation area, woods surround the lake and it is ideal for walking as well as fishing. The Cortao de las Peñas are two mountains which have been split apart by earth movement and the Humedal del Ajauque and the Rambla Salada are beautiful
Fortuna is about 40km from the Airport at San Javier, 60km from Alicante (straight down the autovia) and there is a Golf Course at Altoreal, which is 10km the other side of Murcia.