Its 3km stretch is home to Binibeca Vell in the West through Binibeca Nou and onto Cala Torret to the East.

The entire area is characterised by private white washed villas and apartments. Binibeca is a wonderful quiet resort for those looking for a relaxing holiday.

There is also an option during high season of catching a holiday Train that travels the coast road between Binibeca Vell, Binibeca Nou, Binibeca Torret and Punta Prima, another popular resort.

Binibeca Vell to the west has been developed tastefully over the years with many privately owned villas and apartments.  One of the benefits of staying in Binibeca Vell is its small commercial centre that has a great selection of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and souvenir shops.   There is also a nightclub in the commercial centre and Chinese restaurant offering takeouts.   One of the main attractions to Binibeca Vell is its Menorca styled fishing village designed by Spanish architect Antonio Sintes in 1972 which is a wonderful place to escape the sun and its ideal for families as it’s a traffic free zone.

Binibeca Beach

The beach at binibeca is a beautiful white sandy beach with a gently shelving so it’s ideal for families with smaller children. There is also the famous Los Bucaneros beach bar offering great food and drink. Along with good clean toilet facilities there are also sunloungers, parasols and watercrafts/kayaks available to hire on the beach. For those after some shade there is a picnic area towards the rear. There is easy access for wheelchairs as well as pushchairs to the beach bar and beach.

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Things to do near Binibeca

Menorca Cricket Club

Distance: 2.7 miles (4.3km)

Location: BiniParrell, Mao | Telephone: +34 971 150 620

Founded in 1985 by a group of British ex-pats the Menorca cricket club is situated in BiniParrell, 1km from S’Uestra on the road to Llucmassanes. The club welcomes tourists to visit and watch their fixtures between March and October. Clubhouse offers drinks and snacks.

Defence Tower

Distance: Punta Prima 2.8 miles (4.5km)

Location: Punta Prima

Menorca has numerous defence towers, the first few we’re built during the late 16th century to prevent invasions form pirates and the Turkish, these include Castell San Nicholas built in 1690 in Ciutadella and to two further towers at Punta Prima and Alcaufar. Then later during 1798-1809 the British built a further 12 to protect its shores from further attacks.

Softplay & Bouncy Castle

Distance: 3.4 miles (5.5km)

Location: Sant Lluis | Telephone: +34 971 15 19 76

Boti Park is a softplay and activity centre situated in Sant Lluis. There is also a bouncy castle as well as a climbing maze. Boti Parl is ideal for children up to 10 years old. http://www.botipark.com

Es Moli de Dalt

Distance: 3.4 miles (5.5km)

Location: Sant Lluis | Telephone: +34 971 15 1084

This small museum is built within a flour grinding mill that dates back to 1762 when the French ruled Menorca. The museum contains agricultural tools and machinery that was once used to work the land including ploughs, cheese press, black smiths tools, bread kneading machine and an old farmers cart.

Trepucó (Prehistoric Site)

Distance: 5.2 miles (8.4km) 

Location: Es Castell to Sant Lluis road

Trepucó is a talayotic settlement situated southwest of Es Castell, on the road to Sant Lluis, Trepucó contains the largest and best-preserved taula in the Balearics. It includes stone buildings and defence towers.

Defence Tower

Distance: Alcaufar 5.6 miles (9 km)

Location: Alcaufar

Menorca has numerous defence towers, the first few we’re built during the late 16th century to prevent invasions form pirates and the Turkish, these include Castell San Nicholas built in 1690 in Ciutadella and to two further towers at Punta Prima and Alcaufar. Then later during 1798-1809 the British built a further 12 to protect its shores from further attacks.

Museum of Menorca

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Mao | Telephone: +34 971 35 09 55

Menorca’s history is uncovered in its largest museum; predominately covering menorca’s archaeological past. The museum it self is located in a wonderful 17th century Baroque building used as an old Franciscan monastery. Highlight collections include old coins, pottery dating back to the pretalayótic period. There is also a wonderful collection of paintings and engravinsg from the XVIII and XIX centuries. Opens Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday for limited hours.

Glass Bottom Boat Trips

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Mao Port

Take a glass bottomed boat trip around maos harbour. The cruises are relaxing and educational explaining the port’s historical importance as well as highlighting numerous buildings of interest, including Kings Island, The Fortress of La Mola and many other interesting points. Well worth a trip.

Collection of Joan Hernandez Mora

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Mao | Telephone: +34 971 350 597

Joan was a local historian and donated his life’s finding to the city of Mao when he died in 1975. His collection contains antique furniture, books, painting and maps dating back between the 18th and 19th century when the island was ruled by the British.

La Mola, Fortress of Isabel II,

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Moa

Built between 1850 and 1875 and situated on the peninsula of La Mola at the entrance of Mao harbour. The fortress was built by the Spanish for the British in order to help defend operations against the French. http://www.fortalesalamola.com

Trotting Races

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km) 

Location: Hipodromo de Maó &

Held in Mao and Ciutadella trotting races are a popular sport in Menorca and have been for over 200 years. The races occur on Saturday night during the summer and Sunday mornings during the winter.

Port of Mao

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Mao

Mao port is the second deepest natural water harbour in the world and approximately 5km in length, it’s a wonderful and interesting place to visit. The Marina and port area are just a short walk from Mao’s city centre and is approximately a 2 mile stretch of numerous boutiques, galleries, a casino, bars and restaurants. Along this stretch there is off course numerous fishing boats, yachts and speedboats anchored at the shoreline.

Es Freginal Park

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location: Mao

Es Freginal Park is located in Mao, take a stroll through its lovely gardens and exhibit the flower displays and maybe take a picnic for a relaxing afternoon break from the bustle of Mao’s shopping streets. Musical festivals are also hosted in the park including the Jazz festival.

Fort Marlborough

Distance: 6.4 miles (10.4km)

Location: Es Castell | Telephone: +34 090 292 9015

Built by the English between 1710 and 1726 Fort Marborough is located on the southern side of mahon port in Es Castell. The fort is named after Sir John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and a highly regarded General in the British army at the time.

Military Museum

Distance: 6.4 miles (10.4km)

Location: Es Castell | Telephone: +34 971 362 100

Situated in Es Castell, the Military museum of Menorca is located in 18th century barracks of Cala Corp. The museum has a fantastic collection of the islands military history. Spread over two floors and numerous rooms the museum also has a collection of canons and guns.

Talati de Dalt (Prehistoric Site)

Distance: 8.6 miles (13.8km)

4km west of Mao on the main road to Alaior

Talati de dalt is the most popular settlement on the island it contains an unusual elliptical-base conical talayot, a large leaning taula, and several dwellings as well as well preserved defensive wall.

Gin Distillery in Mahon

Distance: 6.3 miles (10.2km)

Location@ Mahon Port, Mahon

Visit the Gin distillery located at Mahon’s harbour, the famous Menorca gin dates back to the 18th century when it was under British control and taste the distinctively aromatic flavours of the Xoriguer Gin amongst other local liqueurs. Open daily.

Cova d'en Xoroi

Distance: 11.4 miles (18.3km)

Location: Cala'n Porter | Telephone: +34 971 377 236

Cova d’en Xoroi used to be a prehistoric dwelling but has been made into a bar and restaurant that is perched high on the side of a steep cliff with some stunning views. The venue becomes a nightclub in the evenings. Entry fee 7 euros.

Binibeca Resort Guide

Binibeca is a stunning and peaceful resort situated in the southeast of Menorca, perfect for families or couples looking for a quiet resort