Fuente Mateo is situated off of the N432 road that runs from Granada to Cordoba. It is less than a two hour drive from Malaga Airport and only 50 minutes from Granada Airport.
The nearest village is Ventas del Carrizal, which has two small supermarkets, a pharmacy, a side of the road shop selling local fruit and vegetables and two bars. One is along the main road and frequented by locals, whilst the other is in the main square of the village where fiestas and local events are held throughout the year. The village community is very friendly.