Binibeca – Scenic Southern Tip of Menorca
The upmarket resort of Binibeca is greatly suited for families and couples looking to get away and enjoy making their own enjoyment. Whilst in the resort you may experience slight noise from the nearby airport, but the silver lining to this of course means that the transfer time from the airport to Binibeca is small, in fact only 15 minutes which means you have more time for packing and unpacking.
With both hotels and apartments available much of the accommodation in the area is desirable private villas and bungalows. Binibeca is an upmarket area of Menorca and this is shown by the many 4-5 star hotels. Binibeca has all the services and facilities you would need for you stay, most notably fine white sands and warm clear waters with Cala de Binibeca considered the best and most popular beach in the area.
Binibeca - Many Sights and Activities
A very popular interest in Binibeca is the prehistoric monuments and these give you a great feel for the strong history of the resort. Binibeca is a traditional Mediterranean style fishing village and over the years it has been carefully redesigned to recapture that identity. The most striking feature of this is the cobbled streets that lead down the picturesque harbour.
With local tour operators its worth booking yourself on the ‘Menorca in a day’ trip, which takes you right across the entire island to see the sights. There are a lot of activities for the sports fanatics visiting the island with great tennis facilities for you to either watch a game or have a go yourself. Strangely enough the island has a strong cricket culture and the Menorca cricket club can be found at nearby Biniparrell.
Perhaps a bit of diving could be more of interest to some and because its very popular in the resort full diving instructions are available, so whether you’re experienced or just a beginner all are welcome to try. Horse riding is another popular excursion and is also a great way of seeing around the resort, taking you on coastal trails and through the countryside. A good tip is try horse riding on the beach at sunset, a must for those visiting the resort.
Binibeca – Great Local Food and Shopping Variety
Binibeca is a quiet village and so the cuisine available is mainly local delicacies with most of the restaurants offering Spanish dishes as well as Tapas and seafood. You will be able to find one or two Italian and Chinese restaurants if Spanish menus aren’t to your liking.
Shopping in Binibeca itself is minimal but with a quick bus journey, or quicker yet with a hire car, to nearby Mahon you will find a wide variety of designer goods, (jewellery, clothing, bags, shoes, leather goods) and local craft goods, which make great gifts by the way.
There are 3 daily buses into Mahon and from there you can get buses or taxis to other resorts if you wish.
Binibeca - Weather Info
Binibeca has long warm days with the sun always shining, clear blue shores brush into the white sanded beaches. Sea breezes do sweep in but don’t be alarmed as they merely compliment the high temperatures. Those temperatures will reach to around 30°C during the peak periods of summer which fall between July and September. The island sees little rain during this period supporting the fact that this is a popular destination.
The weather is so good here even the winter time stays quite mild, despite a patch of light rain here and there. The winter period halves the winter temperatures but this only lasts between December and January. Temperatures climb back up around March time.