Es Rafal and Son Forteza are two pleasant neighborhoods close to the center, quiet and diverse, characterized by having all kinds of comforts to live in. These areas are ideal for those who are looking to establish their home in an area that offers a wide variety of services and facilities.
Es Rafal neighborhood is divided in two areas: Rafal Vell and Rafal Nou. Rafal Vell is delimited by Son Cladera, El Vivero, Rafal Nou, Son Forteza and Son Gotleu. Secondly, Rafal Nou is delimited by El Vivero, Rafal Vell, lands which surround Camí Salard and Es Pinaret urbanization. It is located in the Levante district (east area) of the city of Palma where the City Council has completed a comprehensive improvement of the neighborhood at the beginning of this year 2022. Crossings with a single platform have been created, more trees have been planted and new children’s play spaces have been set up. Thanks to all these improvements, Rafal is now an even friendlier environment, safer to walk around and more accessible. This is why this neighborhood is ideal if you are looking to invest in a new place called home.
The basketball courts from Es Rafal were recently the location to record several scenes from the movie Garra by Adam Sandler (Netflix). In the movie, Juancho Hernangomez, its main character, plays a street game while he is discovered by an NBA headhunter.
The Son Forteza neighborhood, also in the Levante district, is as well divided in two areas: Son Forteza Nord and Son Forteza South, thus being divided by the Vía de Cintura and both of them, in turn delimited by the Plaza de Toros and the neighborhoods of Son Oliva, Son Cladera, El Rafal, Hostalets, Son Gotleu, Can Capes and Son Canals.
In these neighborhoods you will find both urban and modern buildings as well as traditional construction houses. These areas offer a variety of restaurants, cafeterias, fitness centers, bakeries, supermarkets such as Eroski, Mercadona or Carrefour, pharmacies, libraries, educational centers just a few minutes within walking distance, several petrol stations and of course parks.
These neighborhoods are home to a total of 24,600 inhabitants; 5,600 of them belong to Son Forteza and 19,000 to El Rafal, both stand out for their multicultural richness that brings diversity to both areas.
El Rafal and Son Forteza are areas with a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars. You can find local tapas bars, burger restaurants, pizzerias, grills, kebabs and arabic cuisine among many others. Ideal for people who like to enjoy varied gastronomy since it is very close to the center of Palma, as well. Es Rafal has the Verge de la Salut Hospital and several health centers for the tranquility of the people who inhabit these areas.
These neighborhoods have several educational centers distributed between all the areas and surroundings. These centers are Sant Josep Obrer College, Sant Pere College, Son Oliva educational center, Santa Monica College and a few kindergarten.
In terms of leisure and sports, these areas have a lot to offer. From a Calisthenics center, Victory’s dance school, a sports center, a library, soccer fields to the Trui Son Fusteret venue where festivals and concerts are held throughout the year. There are also many parks and squares such as Son Gibert or Son Forteza Park. From a hockey club, a rugby club, to paddle and tennis courts, even an urban garden in the surroundings. For the most altruistic who like to help, there is the option to collaborate either as volunteers or by donating clothes and objects to various associations and charity foundations in the area.
In both neighborhoods there are bus and train stops, therefore, they are very well connected to the center and other city areas. The journey to Palma center takes 20 minutes and 15 minutes, respectively. By car it takes around 10 minutes and on foot it is as well possible to arrive in about half an hour, so it is very easy to access.
Es Rafal and Son Forteza are quiet neighborhoods with a large network of services, ideal for families or couples to live. They have a great gastronomic, sports, educational and leisure offer. We recommend investing in it to people who want tranquility and at the same time be close to the center, without depriving themselves of anything.
Undoubtedly, at Palmer Inmobiliaria we know all the areas and neighborhoods of Mallorca perfectly, so we will be happy to advise you and help you find the home that best suits all your needs and fits your budget as much as possible. Our advisors will help you in a personalized and professional way to find the home you have always dreamed of in the Es Rafal and Son Forteza areas.