Binibeca Holidays Guide
Binibeca (Binibequer) is a popular family oriented resort. At one end is Binibeca Vell, a small apartment resort in the style of an old fishing village and which offers a wide range of Bars, shops and restaurants. At the oter eastern end the sandy beach and Cala Torret with additional bars and restaurants
Binibeca Nearest alternative Beaches
in the local area Beaches by Bus
- 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
- Enough variery 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, Dive Centre at Cala Torret
(updated June 2019 )
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. Despite proximity to Airport there is litlle aircraft noise as most arrive/depart to the north.
The quiet and idyllic resort of Binibeca is a very popular smaller 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 and a few low-rise Aparthotels.
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.
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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.
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Binibequer Vell - 'faked village' attractive to stroll around. This is where many of Binibeca's Bars, Cafes , Restaurants and a few shops are located .
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There are some fabulous high quality restaurants in the pretty neighbouring villages of Torret and S'Ullastrar.
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 fun-train ) is much bigger and has many more activities on hand incuding Watersports and Boat Tours.
Shopping and Supermarkets
At Binibequer Vell there is a small selection of souvenir and clothes shops in pleasant surroundings, 2 supermarkets and a cash point. Cala Torret at the eastern end of Binibeca has a nice bakers shop and mini mart.
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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!
Remember the correct name for this resort is Binibequer and will be written as such on timetables and many road signs.
A good way to go along the coast road from Punta Prima to Binibeca and back
Hourly at 15mins. past the hours - check times locally on stops as they can change.
2019 Single 4 Return 7 Euro buys a ticket where you can get off and get back on later
See Route below - stops at Binibequer vell, Binibeca Beach, Cala Torret , Waterpark ( Punta Prima), Punta Prima beach
From Punta Prima there are more options to reach Mahon.
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.
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 with ocasional music at Sa Naveta and Sa Cova.
Mahon has lots more going on and is an easy Taxi cab back late at night ( Circa 20 Euro )
Not that far away in Cala en Porter there is Club den Xoroi
Cova d'en Xoroi - Dance Club a location like no other
Located in huge spectacular natural caves some 25m above the moonlight Med. Toast the Moon shining down and dance through to see the Sunrise - literally!
Undoubtedly the most dramatic nightspot on the island. Set high, literally in the cliffs, above the sea it's an atmospheric dance club with one of the most original locations. With themed nights, guest DJs, music and dance acts DJs.
Opening times: 11:30 'til 05:00. Daily May to October and weekends outside of these months.
Cova Bus : Pick up service ( from main beach resorts ) arrival Midnight - Depart Xoroi at 5a.m - see nuratravel.com/Experience/cova-de-xoroi/
Special promotions ( check website,flyers and posters in bars) enabling free entrance to the night club if you visit the caves earlier in the day.
Can aslo be enjoyed as a daytime and sunset venue
Wi-Fi and Internet
Many 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 main public square. WiFi on Menorca
Buses - Binibeca
Bus Network Map to download
TIP: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 Timetable and destinations - Binibeca
Buses via Punta Prima, Sant Luis ( good for Binifadet visits ) and Mahon
Taxis - Binibeca
There is no such thing as a private Cab firm or Uber. Can be Reserved by App 1Taxi
Taxis Stand at Binibequer Vell
Taxis are only licensed for a maximum of 4 Passengers.Comprehensive Taxi Guide
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What is the Weather like in Binibeca
Binibeca has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Binibeca will be around 22-26 degrees in Summer. In October the water is still warm. Spring time ( early March to April ) will have sunny days with temperatures around 20 and above , ideal for sightseeing, walking, cycling and horseriding activities.Wetter & forecast through the year
Restaurants and Bars in Binibeca
Variety of Bars, differing clientle and some with llive Music
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Hotels in Binibeca
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