Located just 20 minutes’ from the capital, Mahon, the upmarket resort of Binibeca has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. The village centre, Binibeca Vell, has several quaint gift shops to browse and restaurants offering traditional dishes and fresh seafood. Venturing through the maze of cobbled streets will bring you to the villages’ pretty little harbour – one of the most photographed spots on the island! For sunny days at the beach, Binibeca’s beautiful sandy bay is around 15 minutes’ walk from the village and has a fantastic rustic beach bar overlooking the clear blue sea.
Local Markets and Shopping
The village of Binibeca Vell is full of charm and character, with a maze of narrow lanes and archways waiting to be explored. If you want to pick up souvenirs or beach accessories, there are several quaint little shops around the centre. Or, for daily essentials and groceries, a couple of mini markets are on hand offering fresh food and drinks.
For even greater shopping opportunities, the island’s capital Mahon is just 20 minutes’ away by car and has lots of chic boutiques to browse.
Bars and Restaurants
In Binibeca Vell you’ll find a good choice of cafes, bars and restaurants lining the cobbled streets leading to the seafront. Most of the eateries are local restaurants serving authentic Spanish dishes, with lots of fresh seafood on offer too. The area surrounding the village is also pedestrianised where the streets are filled with tables and chairs, and people stop for something to eat or a drink to cool off from the sun. Further along the coast is a small selection of restaurants and a bakery at Cala Torret, on the far east side of the resort, some with views of the seafront.
Evening entertainment can be found at the local bars, but the nightlife in Binibeca is very relaxed. If you’re looking for a livelier nightlife scene, you can catch a taxi to nearby Mahon.
The main beach of Binibeca is around 15 minutes’ walk from Binibeca Vell. The sheltered cove has soft sand and a fantastic rustic beach bar with seating right on the waters’ edge. Sunbeds and parasols can be hired during the high season, plus there are toilets as well as plenty of parking on the street above the beachfront. The beach is surrounded by rugged rocks keeping it sheltered and also making it great for snorkelling and exploring the rock pools.
The much smaller sandy beach of Binisafuller is further along the coast, past the village, which has a couple of restaurants nearby where you can stop for lunch.
Children will also love spending time at the Splash! waterpark, a short drive from Binibeca in the neighbouring area of Biniancolla. The park has various saltwater pools and slides, a jacuzzi, lazy river, play area and snack bar, and is perfect for keeping cool on hot sunny days.
Places of Interest
Leisurely walking or driving around the resort, taking it the coastal scenery, is an adventure in itself, and there are some great photo opportunities to be found. The tiny harbour right by Binibeca Vell is one of the most photographed spots on the island, where the seafront is framed by narrow archways.
Binibeca is only 20 minutes’ outside of Mahon, the island’s impressive capital. The town makes a great day trip – explore the beautiful harbour, the second deepest natural harbour in the world, visit the museum, or enjoy a day of shopping and dining, taking in the lively ambience.
The resorts of Binibeca and Punta Prima are joined by the only coastal road in Menorca which is also great for a pleasant seafront stroll. Or, why not visit the Binifidet Winery, 15 minutes’ drive away, which includes tasting and tours of the vineyards?