Binibeca - a place for you?

For Families

  • Safe beach, shallow waters for small children
  • Predominantly a quieter holiday home resort - no large Hotels
  • Plenty to see and do within walking distances
  • Close to Mahon/Mao for a change of scene for mums and dads

For Couples

  • Plenty of Bars and Restaurants within walking distance
  • Close to Mahon and Es Castell for livelier entertainment and moonlit harbour strolls
  • Good snorkeling just off the beach and along the coastline
  • S'Algar water sports center nearby

Binibeca Location

is located on the south east coast. Approximately 15 mins., from the Airport. There is no aircraft noise. Binibeca or Binibequer ? The correct name locally is Binibequer and many road signs will use this name. Most english guide books (and the english ) will refer to it as Binibeca. Around this area you will often see 'Bini' used in places names reflecting the Moorish occupation (Bini means 'belonging to the son of…' from Ben Arabic for son.

Getting the most from this Guide :

Use the Interactive Maps to take a detailed visual tour, with ariel views complete with additional photos and useful holiday information.

Overview

The quiet and idyllic resort of Binibeca is a very popular quieter resort on the beautiful south coast of Menorca, and is a perfect choice for holiday makers wanting to escape the noise and crowds of other more developed areas. You will not find any skyline destroying hotels or large holiday complexes here, most accommodation being in private villas and apartments which are ideal for those seeking a break that feels like a 'home from home'. There is a low rise apartment hotel ( Eden Hotel ) at the western end ideal for couples not looking for full board.

Airport Transfers: Unless there are more than 5 of you or you need to order a child seat your best option is a Taxi from outside.( children must be in seat by law,but airlines carry them FOC )

Taxi one way is about 22 Euro.

At one end of this stretch of coast is Binibequer Vell, a small apartment resort in the style of an old mock fishing village and which offers a range of bars, shops and restaurants in interesting surroundings. At the other end, where the beach is located, lies Binibequer Nou and neighbouring Cala Torret. The beach at Binibeca is a lovely deep beach with gently shelving sands in a quiet cove, offering safe bathing for all.

While the resort is quiet ( even by Menorcan standards) and perhaps more a place to chill it is close (by bus, taxi) to Punta Prima (by resort train) , Mahon and Es Castell for much more attractions, buzz and a change of scene.

Beach

An attractive, deep, fine white sand beach with shaded picnic area at rear and free toilets. Free parking at the rear and at the roadside. The beach waters are protected via a headland on the horizon. Perfect, shallow sandy bottomed and lined on both sides by rocks for great snorkeling. The beach bar of Los Bucaneros (converted fishermans hut ) even serves freshly cooked basic meals as well as snack and hot and cold drinks. Lifeguard. Kayaks ( space for three ) and electric fun boats ( 20 Euro 1/2 hour ) available to hire from beach. Sunbed and umbrella hire.

Behind the beach Ice cream, crepes and other food and drink is available.

The warm shallow waters of this bay make this resort very popular with families with younger children. Though the beach is big enough if you need your space away from the little beach rats.

Menorca Holiday Tips

Big fish shoals hover in front of the Bucaneros outside terrace area for bread, and make for great underwater fish encounters and pictures.

Banks can be found in the local town of San Lluis. Ten minutes drive or so along the coast is S'Algar a favourite water sports and diving centre.

Mock Village
Binibeca Vell
Clothes Boutique
Binibeca Vell
Mock Village
Binibeca Vell - Inner areas
Binibequer
Binibeca Vell - Inner areas

Beach Loungers - Binibeca

Typical price to hire 2 loungers + umbrella is between 15-17 Euro for all day , with a reduction later in the day (after 15:00). Facility closes at 19:00


Binibeca - Local Resort Beaches

Binibeca
Binibeca
Punta Prima
Punta Prima
Son Bou
Cala en Porter
Cala en Porter

Binibeca - Local Virgin Beaches

Binibeca - See and Do

Acitivities and attractions

Menorca Holiday Tips

There are some fabulous high quality restaurants in the pretty neighbouring villages of Torret and S'Ullastrar.

Day-time Entertainment

The beautiful beach is the cente of day time activities in Binibeca, with electric fun boats amongst others to hire from the beach. The sheltered bay in front of the beach provides great snorkelling. Behind the beach there is a shaded area for beachside picknicks and across the road the is a small childrens play area. There is bicycle hire close to the beach. Nearby Punta Prima (reachable via a resort "train" ) is much bigger and has many more activities on hand. For water sports fans ten minutes drive or so along the coast is S'Algar - a favourite water sports centre.

Tennis

Relatively unknown, there are a couple of free to use public courts on the hill at Binibeca Nou - up the Cami des Cap de Roig about half way up on the left hand side. Bit run down but useable. In nearby Mahon/Sant Lluis there are high quality courts that can be rented.

Relax while children enjoy a swim? a pool is available at the bar restaurant Es Furat and is free providing you buy a drink or snack.

Shopping

At Binibequer Vell there is a small selection of souvenir and clothes shops in pleasant surroundings, a surprisingly large supermarket and a cash point. Cala Torret at the eastern end has a bakers shop and mini mart.

Cala Torret Mini Mart
Sa Botega Supermarket at S'ulstra
Clothes Boutique
Mahon Boutiques

Menorca Holiday Tips

There is large hypermarket in nearby Sant Lluis and a smaller very popular supermarket Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar, on the way to Sant Lluis.

For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!

Getting About

Remember the correct name for this resort is Binibequer and will be written as such on timetables and many road signs.

Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - detailed getting about infos.

Menorca Holiday Tip

Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Mao, it's correct local name. Also posted in the local papers eg Ultima Hora Menorca, Menorca towards the back pages are most of the island's current bus timetables. You will nearly always find a copy of this in a cafe bar - make notes, please don't take paper as its there for all to read. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other resorts/towns first hand.

A one way journey by taxi from the airport should be around 22-25 Euros ( check price before starting )

During the May-mid October running several times a day, the mini "road train" follows the coast road to the nearby resort of Punta Prima. Approximately 7€ per person for a return trip.

Tourist Train

A good way to go along the coast road from Punta Prima to Binibeca and back

Check times locally

2014 Single 5 Return 7 Euro

Tourist Train
Train - Main Stop

From Punta Prima there are more options to reach Mahon.

For Self caterers, visit the large Eroski supermarket at the Poligno outside Sant Lluis on the road towards Mahon. The independent Cafe Bar has not only an excellent value and tasty Menu del Dias/Buffet (witness many locals at the tables! ) but you can take it away too!

Binibeca Nightlife

As with most smaller resorts in Menorca, evening entertainment here is generally to be found in the resort bars but nothing that would ever compare to the neon jungle of the popular resorts along the south coast of Majorca. Mahon and Ciutadella however offer something for everyone, but with none of the "binge drink clubbing" to be found on Ibizia and Majorca.

The majority of Bars and Restaurants are at the two opposite ends of Binibeca - Binibequer Vell ( set in and opposite the mock fishing village ) and at Cala Torret over looking the water. Live music features at Bar Paupa in Cala Torret (5m from beach ). Relaxing ( cocktails ) lounges at Sa Naveta and Sa Cova.

In near by Punta Prima and Cala en Porter there are Hotels offering nightime entertainments and discos for big and small.


Wi-Fi and Internet

Many Binibeca Bars will offer free WiFi ( passwords on request ) Sim cards and dongles for Spanish networks( Vodafone es /Movistar ) can be bought in nearby towns and topped up via supermarket cashiers. More and more towns have free WiFi in their squares. WiFi on Menorca


Bus Timetable - Binibeca

Mahon will mostly be written on timetables, front of buses and signposts as Maó, it's local name. If you are staying longer than a week take a trip on this good network and see some of the other sights, resorts/towns and attractions.

Bus, Taxi and Hire Car - Detailed getting about info.

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Bus Timetable - Binibeca

Things to See and Do

The deep beach is a major attraction of this resort with its fine, clean sand and a good variety of water sports from the beach and nearby ( Cala Torret ). Some of Menorcas' famous under water caves at nearby Cap D'en Font make this a good base for keen divers. And for the less enthusiastic divers there is great snorkelling just off the beach. If you fancy something a little bit more wild there is a very pretty virgin cove and beach ( Cala Biniparratx ) just up the coast westwards-follow the coast road to Binidali. A small limestone gorge with cut out caves near the sandy beach. There is a lot more nearby to Binibeca including Xoroi Caves,Go Karting and more.

Things to See and Do in and around Binibeca

What is the Weather like in Binibeca

Binibeca has a mediterranean climate characterised by warm to hot, dry summers with a pleasant cooling breeze and milder winters. The sea in   Binibeca   will be around 22-26 degrees in summer. In October the sea is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days and air temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Weather & forecast through the year

Restaurants and Bars in Binibeca

Bars and restaurants are spread across three areas. Binibeca Vell, midway along passeig maritim (coast road ) and at Binibeca Nou/Cala Torret. There are several restaurants of varying cuisine and quality at Binibequer Vell. The surrounding towns and villages have some truely excellent Restaurants and Bars.

Bars and Restaurants in and around Binibeca

Interactive Maps - Binibeca

Resort Map

Supermarkets,Restaurants and other useful information

Binibeca, Menorca

Hotels, Beach and nearby Places Map

Find nearby Beaches, places and the local Hotels

Villas and Apartments in Binibeca, Menorca ( Minorca )

Villas

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Apartments

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Luxury Villas & Farmhouses

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Hotels in Binibeca

There are few hotels in Binibeca, rather more individual appartments and country hotels for independent holiday makers.

Hotels in and around Binibeca
Binibeca Menorca

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