Binibeca, an old traditional Menorcan fishing village, is a south-facing coastal village made up of Binibeca Vell and Binibeca Nou along with Binibeca Beach.
Binibeca Vell Town Centre
It is well known for its picturesque whitewashed houses and has narrow streets. This is a relaxing place to stay for an ideal quite get away from it all holiday.
You will find some lovely restaurants and a couple of supermarkets and a trinket shop in the centre of Binibeca Vell.
There is also a lovely calm cove with crystal blue waters. Also nearby, is the very popular Binibeca beach which is backed by windswept sand dunes and shrubland.
Binibeca beach is situated in the middle of Binibeca Vell and the next village Cala Torret down the coast.
Other points of interest are nearby coves which include the small, rocky Caló Fondo.
To the southeast, just off the coast, you can see the tiny uninhabited island of Illa de l'Aire. This island is home to much wildlife like seabirds and lizards. It also houses a 19th-century lighthouse which has helped to guide fishermen off the rocks and homeward bound.
At Binibeca Vell you will find to the west has many privately owned villas and apartments which have been developed with style and taste to blend into the surrounding area.
It has its small commercial centre which has a great selection of restaurants, bars, various shops and a supermarket. We really enjoyed the Pizza Restuarant set in an inside courtyard with other Restaurants and Bars. Great if the weather isn't to good.
Things to do at Binibeca Vell
Binibeca Vell on the west side of the resort has become the main attraction with its Menorca styled fishermen's village designed in 1972 by Spanish architect Antonio Sintes. It's a traffic-free zone, ideal for families to take a walk around if they want a break from sunbathing. Markets are held at Binibeca Vell by the locals offering their produce at nearby the fishermen's village. I must visit!
Binibeca Vell has many privately owned villas and apartments that have been developed with style and taste to blend into the surrounding area.
It has its small commercial centre which has a great selection of restaurants, bars, various shops and a supermarket. We really enjoyed the Pizza restaurant set in an inside courtyard with other Restaurants and Bars. Great if the weather isn't to good.
Things to do at Binibeca Beach
In the summer months, you may well catch the mobile pizza van situated on the Car Park of Binibeca Beach.
The Mobile Pizza Al Vuel tends to arrive at the car park at about 11 am in the morning and leaves around 10 pm (depending on weather etc..) You can sit outside using the table and chairs supplied by Pizza Al Vuel. Very Popular
Also alongside, the car park is the also popular ice cream store near to the car park entrance. You can buy all the regular makes of ice creams plus a fantastic assortment of Ice Cream to try out.
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Binibeca meets Cala Torret
This area of Binibeca is divided up into several sections and to the east, is Cala Torret. This is where you will find the Tourist information center, and a fantastic Bakery and cafe, check out what we bought for lunch there! Just fantastic and so reasonable. There is also a good supermarket and some lovely restaurants.
Just on the edge of Cala Torret and Binibeca Nou, you will find Binibeca Diving Club which offers boat and also very popular snorkeling courses. You can also hire a kayak here too. There are eating establishments and seating along with a concrete pier head which is ideal for a refreshing drink looking over the sea.
Binibeca Nou is an area behind the beach where there are mainly single-story villas, with stunning views of the sea. If Tennis is your game, you will find some tennis courts in Binibeca Nou.
We hired a villa from Villa Plus called 'Paradis' which had glorious views from the terrace overlooking the private swimming pool.
Binibeca to Punta Prima Road Train
The Binibeca Land Train ran hourly past the villa we visited May 10th 2019. The villa was situated on the main coastal route from Cala Torret to Binibeca Vell. This service was very popular and only cost 7 euros for a return ticket from Binibeca to Punta Prima. Great value and a perfect way to see many of the coastal sights along the way!
Pick up/drop off points are along the route between Punta Prima and Binibeca. They are clearly marked with some brand new signage which also contains full timetable details, route map and fares. I love the branding.
This service was running at the beginning of the season in May and runs until late Sept/Oct depending on how busy the area is with holidaymakers. *Recommended**
In Binibeca Vell, there are two mini-markets with another one along the coast road next to Delaneys. Further down the road heading to Cala Torret there is another supermarket with a delivery service which is very handy if you are staying in a villa.
The nearest large supermarket is Eroski, is located on the outskirts of the nearest inland village of San Lluis on the main road to Mahon.
Eroski also has a butcher's counter and fishmonger and you can take a break with a drink and something to eat in the cafe area.
There is a handy bus stop right outside the supermarket or if you go by car from Binibeca, it takes about 15 minutes to drive there.
Another popular family-run supermarket is Sa Botega at S'Ullastrar on the way to San Lluis. Set in a rustic-style building, they sell local produce and gourmet-style foods.