Binidali Holidays Guide
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Binidali - Location
located on the south east coast. Approximately 20 mins., from the Airport. 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.
Binidali is one of several small but individual, waterside villages along the south eastern corner of Menorca and popular amongst those looking for a more authentic Menorca experience, escaping hotel crowds and prefering the individuallity of a villa or small apartment complex. There is a small, secluded safe beach and a small bar/restaurant in the village. The village has a small apartment complex with mostly villas residential and holiday homes. No hotels.
Along the coast road eastwards is a large sand beach at Binisafuller ( Binisafua ) Another five minutes drive and you will come to the resort of Binibeca. Along this coastline there are lots of little inlets which just invite a little swim in crystal clear turquiose waters. These villages are connected by just about the only coastal road on the island- Bus no. 94 follows this road.
Some aircraft noise may be heard due to the proximity to the airport.
There is a small but pretty sandy beach at the head of a protected inlet. With fabulous snorkelling and rambling possibilities.
There is the popular Bar Restaurante Binidali serving food, drinks, ice cream which also has wifi access. Run by friendly Ana and Helmut and will have a lot UK / German ex pats and locals at the bar.
See and Do
Close by there is a very pretty virgin cove and beach Cala Biniparratx just up the coast eastwards. A small limestone gorge with cut out caves near the sandy beach.
Menorca Holiday Tips
There are some fabulous quality restaurants in the pretty neighbouring villages of Torret and S'Ullastrar.
There are delightful narrow track lanes all around the north of Binidali to explore - even the thwack of a cricket bat on ball at the nearby Menorca Cricket Club along the road to Biniparrell and Llucmacanes.
Cala Binipartrix - Valley and Virgin Beach
Along the coast between Es Canutells and Binibeca lies the pretty 'hidden' cove of Cala Binipartrix. A limestone gorge with a sandy beach at the end in a sheltered cove. Park and 10 min walk through the gorge bottom to the beach. (as a virgin beach there may well be piles of dead seaweed so take a little 'clearing tool' - if you don't like walking over it!
Shopping & Eating
There is more a extensive choice at Binibequer Vell ( reachable by car or resort train ) were there is a small array of souvenir and clothes shops in pleasant surroundings, a suprisingly large supermarket, cash point. Cala Torret at the eastern end is a mock 'fishermans' apartments complex in a tiered pedestrian area set above the rocks. There are several restaurants of varying quality alongside and inside the Binibequer Vell commercial centre all in the same location. Cala Torret at the other end of the resort also offers a handful of Bar Restaurants, a mini supermarket overlooking the rocky shoreline and perhaps offers better value.
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!
There are some lovely drives along idylic narrow country roads through the country side to the villages of Llucamanens and Torret. Torret is picture postcard pretty, leave the car and just walk through it. There are also some highly regarded restaurants ( Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ) . Llucamances is a pretty hamlet and just a further short trip to El Grill, a favourite rustic Bar Restaurant (in old farmhouse ) on the airport access road ( you passed it as you left the airport !) where you will find some of the islands best grilled meat dishes and chill out terrace for evenings.
Visit La Rueda Bar-Restaurant at Sant Lluis, which has a counter with nearly 3 meters of delicious Tapas.
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.
Bus No. 94 operates mid June to Mid September only but is daily and goes all the way to Punta Prima, the biggest resort in this area with it's superb sandy beach. Bus connections from Punta Prima to Sant Lluis and Mahon.
Bus No. 93 can be caught from Binibeca (Binibequer) for a connection to Mahon - only three a day make the 20 minute trip into Mahon but good value at 1.60 € one way.
- Binibequer to Mahon: daily 11:00, 14:15, 18:00
- Mahon to Binibequer: daily: 10:30, 14:00, 17:30
A one way journey by taxi from the airport should be around 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.
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.
Apart from your own entertainment the only other spot is the Bar so tends to be well attended. Otherwise catch the Bus/resort train to Binisafuller and beyond.
Binidali - Near by ( 3km )
San Climent ( Sant Climente )
Located on the main road (ME-12) from Mahon to Cala en Porter is well worth a visit if you are in the area. "Famous" for Es Casino Bar-Restaurant (some of the best tasting/value) Menu del Dias on the island. Great Music nights: Tuesday evening improv Jazz in backrooms of the Es Casino Bar-Restaurant. Last shop on the right of main street heading to Cala en Porter is a traditional bakers where you can experience tasty bread /pasteries made in traditional wood fired ovens.
If you are an independent traveller and waiting to catch a flight then come here for for final drinks and meals in a more personal environment. Airport is just 5 mins drive away. Tabacs shop and cafes open at 6am too!
Binidali - Near by ( 3km )
Binibeca ( Binibequer )
A relaxing family and couples oriented resort with an attractive beach serviced by a favourite beach bar - Los Bucaneros on the water's edge.
An attractive and well done mock up of a ' traditional fishing village' with small selection of (evening) Restaurants and Bars. Relax while children enjoy a swim? a pool is available at the bar restaurant Es Furat (in the commercial centre) and is free providing you buy a drink or snack.
Binidali - Near by ( 5km )places/torret.html
A village straight out of the picture books, traditional menorcan architecture, with lots of bougainvillea draped over the old white washed houses. Best to leave the car at the entrance roads and just wander respectfully or as part of a cycle tour. Home to highly regarded restaurants for food lovers (Sa Pedrera des Pujol, Sa Parereta d'en Doro, Pan y Vino ). From behind the unmissable watchtower you can wander down to the coast at Cala Torret.
An attractive residential village, several of the former farmhouses have been turned into homes and holiday rentals. A little supermarket. There are walks and cycling routes in the surrounding attractive countryside.
Binidali - Near by ( 20 km )
Mahon ( Mao or Maó )
Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of it's Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.
Binidali - Near by ( 5km )
Is a mostly residential town with a good mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Its most well known sights are Moli de Dalt the island's only functioning windmill (open am for visits) and "La Rueda" a popular Tapas Bar & Restauant. In pretty neighbouring S'Uestra and Torret there are some excellent high class restaurants. Mahons trotting and karting track are also near by. Local vinyard tours .
TIP Visit the large Euroski SYP Supermarket here at the Poligno ( commercial area) for a good food selection (english / german food items stocked) and keen prices. The Supermarket's (independent ) Cafeteria Bar offers a great Menu del Dia/take away hot food in air conditioned surroundings.
Binidali - Near by ( 13 km )
Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.
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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 - Binidali
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Binidali has a mediterranean climate characterised by hot dry summers. Menorca has pleasant cooling Summer breeze. The sea temperatures at Binidali 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
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