Guide to Rafal, a small village on the Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain.

Rafal - Costa Blanca - Spain

Rafal: A small village in the Vega Baja district of the Costa Blanca, Rafal is located roughly midway between Orihuela and Almoradi on the CV911 (from the CV910), close by are the village of San Bartolome and the town of Callosa de Segura.

Originally called Rahal by the Moors, it became “Rafal” after the Christian reconquest in the 13th century. For many centuries Rafal was under the ownership of the Rocamora family.

The village has always had a great passion for music and even has its own Music Academy (unusual for such a small place).

The church of Our Lady del Rosario was built in 1640, and the village has some pretty squares and plazas where you can spend a pleasant hour or two, the main square is called the Plaza de España.

Modern buildings include the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) and the sports hall.

Rafal holds a weekly street market on Thursdays, and this normally peaceful village becomes a hive of activity, with the hustle and bustle of market traders and eager shoppers.

Rafal is situated to the east of Orihuela and can be reached via the CV911, which is signposted from the CV910, which continues to the town of Callosa de Segura.

Rafal Map: Rafal Map

Rafal Weather: Rafal Weather

Costa Blanca Map: Costa Blanca Map

Nearby Places: Abanilla - La Aparecida - Redovan - Cox - Benferri - Catral - Dolores - Crevillente

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