10 Things to Do in Binibeca, Menorca

Visiting Menorca and not visiting Binibeca is unforgivable. That's why here I show you ten things to see if you are passing through this unique village.

Andressa García

Andressa García

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10 Things to Do in Binibeca, Menorca

Menorca | ©Steve.

Binibeca is a fishing village that visionary entrepreneurs built a few decades ago, to give more tourist impulse to the island of Menorca, and what a success! Its peculiar construction attracts the attention of tourists from all over the world every summer, who include this village in their list of things to do in Menorca.

The initial intention of these entrepreneurs was to attract intellectuals and artists to get inspiration. Today it has become the center of attraction for professional photographers. Now you know, if you go to Menorca, Binibeca is a must-see that you can't forgive yourself for missing.

1. Walk through its narrow streets and alleys

Through the streets of Binibeca| ©Barry Whitmore
Through the streets of Binibeca| ©Barry Whitmore

Of course, to start your visit in Binibeca, the most basic thing you have to do is to get lost for a while in its narrow streets. It is very easy to start walking around the place, the hard part is deciding when to leave. Despite the uniformity in the white color of its walls and each of its houses, Binibeca is still a colorful and cozy village.

You will be impressed and inspired by the way the wooden structures contrast with the clean walls. Windows, doors and balconies are made of wood to give the village a more authentic feel. Although it is not an authentic fishing village, it is a tourist attraction worth touring, to visit and above all to fall in love with it.

Another feature that will catch your attention in this tour is the delicacy with which its streets were made. The cobblestone passages that run through the entire population give it a much more classical air that reminds us of the Greek islands with the same details. All these characteristics will make you love every space you walk through Binibeca, without forgetting the beautiful views of the sea that can be seen from the stairs and corridors.

It is important that you take into consideration that, besides being a tourist place, it is a housing complex where people live, so it is preferable to maintain silence during your visit. People live inside each house, in fact it is estimated that the population of the area is approximately 200 inhabitants. In many places you will find silence signs.

Traveller Tip

Wear comfortable shoes and visit the town in the morning, so you will be less tired and enjoy the views.

2. Visit its most emblematic places

Binibeca Church| ©Fani
Binibeca Church| ©Fani

Of course, being such a popular village, it is not only about intertwined streets and alleys. This very peculiar urbanism also has many interesting places to visit and get to know. Some of the places you can see on your visit are the main square, the church and the promenade.

Main Square

It is part of the initial complex of the village and is located in the center of the residential complex, being one of the widest areas among so many alleys and very narrow streets. It is a quiet place where you can come to sit for a while before continuing your journey on foot throughout the village.

Binibeca Church

It was one of the first buildings that were erected in the set, so its structure is quite traditional, trying to maintain the air of the original fishing village. This church stands above all the other houses of the place, being one of the tallest buildings and can be seen more easily if viewed from afar.


Located on the shores of this magical and idyllic village, the promenade of Binibeca will make you feel like in a real postcard, as if it were not enough to have visited every place of the village. Its cobblestone streets and its lively atmosphere, especially at night, stand out.

Candi House

If you don't want to miss any of the emblematic sites in the town, then I recommend you take the time to look for Casa Candi. This was the first housing construction that was built in the entire sector, so its walls tell more than history.

3. Snorkel in Cala Torret

Snorkel| ©Jakob Owens
Snorkel| ©Jakob Owens

Cala Torret is a cozy cove located very close to Binibeca. You can reach it by public transport, but if you go by car, it is also an effective way to visit it. On the other hand, it is a clean and tidy enough cove to make you want to spend some time there.

Another attraction of this cove is that in its dock there are multiple privately owned boats, but also others available for rent. A good activity you can do in it is to take a guided kayak tour or snorkel in it.

Snorkeling is one of the activities that I recommend the most because you can see interesting species of marine animals, as well as enjoy its clear turquoise waters. It is a cove with rocky surroundings but it is still comfortable to visit and divine to swim in.

Book your snorkeling practice and diving baptism

4. Enter the quiet beach of Binibeca

Binibeca Beach| ©José Antonio Adame
Binibeca Beach| ©José Antonio Adame

Once you have toured the village of Binibeca, another excellent option to continue your tour is to take a walk along the beach of Binibeca. It is a small beach located in the middle of fine white sand and a dense pine forest. The latter adds even more tranquility and splendor to the natural design of this beach.

Also known as Cala Binibeca, you will love this place if you visit this town thanks to how lonely it can be at some times of the year. It has a small capacity of tourists in it, that is why it becomes a special place if you want to have a quiet, relaxed and comfortable visit.

Its shallow waters make it an ideal destination to go with children, so they can have fun and bathe without running high risk. Let's say it is a shared beach between Binibeca Vell and Binibeca Nou. If you go by car you don't even have to worry about parking because you can park on the beach without any problem.

You have the opportunity to choose whether to take your food from home or eat at a convenient beach bar that is located right on the seashore. This is a perfect beach to go diving, so you can find multiple offers of this style. It is one of the places I would definitely recommend if you want to snorkel.

5. Admire the boats of Cala de Biniancolla

Biniancolla Cove| ©Guzman
Biniancolla Cove| ©Guzman

Cala Biniancolla is a quiet place with a hotel at its feet. Despite this, it seems to be a refuge reserved for fishermen and curious people who come to appreciate the solitude of the landscape and especially to contemplate the turquoise blue that can be seen in the surroundings of this cove. It is definitely a good place to come and watch the fishermen.

Around this cove there are multiple houses that are part of Binibeca Vell. It is surrounded by rocks that complete its landscape of virgin cove and it is a good destination for those who are looking to be away from the large amount of people inside a cove or a popular beach in Menorca.

If you are looking for a good place to watch the sunset in Menorca, this is definitely a good place to appreciate it, photograph it and paint it if you are artistically gifted. It is a place for inspiration, I think that is the perfect reference for this magical and dreamy place that offers every visitor a good place to rest.

It is easily accessible, to get there you can take public transportation if you do not go in a private vehicle. In case you want to accompany your stay in the place with some tapas or a drink, near the cove you can find a restaurant whose menu of snacks and dishes you will love.

6. Enjoy the scenery in Binissafúller

In Binissafúller| ©Julien Vanbelle
In Binissafúller| ©Julien Vanbelle

Binisafuller is an urban cove located at the foot of a busy sector. This is not a very crowded beach considering its location. It is rather a solitary cove that is usually visited by the inhabitants of the surrounding areas. On the other hand, this cove is interesting to visit because of its easy parking and nearby food stores.

If you are visiting Binibeca it is worth taking a short walk around this cove, enjoy the sun, the scenery and the good food that you can get on its shores. It is worthwhile to enjoy a little of the solitude of the beach in the middle of an urban environment as marked as in this place.

To get to Binisafuller beach you can take the Camí de Cavalls that passes just behind this cove and leaves you a good route of landscapes and beautiful places to look at. This path is especially pleasant to walk if you want to go on foot, given its proximity to the area of Binibeca.

Binisafuller is a beach you can visit even if you have no plans to visit Binibeca Vell. Given its proximity to the Camí de Cavalls it can be a good option if you want to hike along this route. Walking along the Camí de Cavalls and stopping at each of the coves and beaches that you will find around is a very entertaining and above all healthy activity.

Book your half day excursion through the coves

7. Back to modernity in Binibeca Nou

By Binibeca Nou| ©Exploras
By Binibeca Nou| ©Exploras

Binibeca Nou is the opposite of Binibeca Vell. In this place you can find all the modernism and actuality that you don't see in Binibeca Vell. It also has a paradisiacal beach that is located right next to Cala Torret. Its beach is surrounded by rocks of medium and low heights, which makes it a safe enough coast to swim in it with the little ones.

It has an idyllic landscape with an unmissable view that says a lot about how charming a visit to this place can be. On the shore of the beach it is possible to find multiple beach bars that make your stay on the beach a much more pleasant experience. To get to Binibeca Nou you can use public transport or a private vehicle.

In case you choose to get to this beach using your vehicle, you will not have parking problems, since there is a good place where you can park more than 100 vehicles. However, you have to take into account that this parking is not guarded.

The turquoise blue water and fine sand make it a good destination to spend a pleasant time at the beach if you travel to Binibeca. In the surroundings there are multiple food options so you can taste the most exquisite and special flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

Traveller Tip

When swimming you must be careful of the presence of jellyfish, although the locals assure that it is a species that is not dangerous to humans.

8. Visit the Splash Sur water park

In Splash Sur| ©Julian
In Splash Sur| ©Julian

If you are visiting Binibeca with the kids, you can take a whole day to visit a good water park in this area. This is the Splash Sur, which has a lot of water attractions that children will love, and sure you will enjoy too.

To go to this water park I recommend you to take a good amount of time. Inside the enclosure you can find different options to eat or eat tapas. You also have the opportunity to take advantage of ticket prices for children under 12 years old. Even children under 2 years old can enter the place for free.

Inside this place there are special spaces to go with children in Menorca, swimming pools with a water level according to the smallest and above all it is a safe space for the whole family, where there is security at all times. It is a good option if you go to Binibeca given its proximity to the most popular towns.

This is a club that has the possibility of receiving associates, in case you are not associated you can also enjoy a pleasant and comfortable stay within the place. If you are looking for a little more adventure and adrenaline, then this park will also fulfill all your entertainment expectations.

9. Taste mediterranean food from a terrace

Mediterranean Food| ©Angelo Mossuto
Mediterranean Food| ©Angelo Mossuto

An activity that you definitely can not miss is to stay in one of the terraces of the town having a drink or enjoying tapas or Mediterranean dishes. Throughout the town there are several places indicated for this: bars and restaurants whose menus offer typical food of the area and of course, are located in privileged places of the population.

This activity can be done both during the day and at sunset and dusk, and you will also enjoy it a lot either alone, with family, friends or with your partner. The views from these terraces are among the most recommended of the island, especially to see the sunset. This landscape becomes a kind of oil painting and serves as inspiration for artistic minds.

Bambú is one of the gastronomic offers that the island has to offer. This restaurant is special because far from offering Mediterranean food, it offers its customers a Japanese menu, with typical Asian dishes and a wide range of exotic combinations that will make you hallucinate just by tasting them. Before arriving and pretending to eat at Bambú, you have to take into account that it is a very busy restaurant, so you must have a reservation to eat there.

If you are looking for a delicious main course to eat in the middle of the day, you have several options in town, among them El Pescadito or Sa Musclera, nor can you miss the exquisite food and good taste of Sa Cuina de Binibeca & Bar Mar Blau. For afternoon snacks, you can go to Pastelería Gilda or Cafetería Binibeca Vell. In case you are looking for a good place to enjoy some good cocktails, I recommend you to visit the B.B Cocktail Bar.

Traveller Tip

If you go in summer to Binibeca, make sure you make reservations for everything: hotel, restaurant, attractions, don't let the season take you by surprise!

10. Stop by the pier at the end of the day

Afternoon in Binibeca| ©Carla Varona
Afternoon in Binibeca| ©Carla Varona

To finish with a quiet visit to the village of Binibeca, something I recommend you to do is to go to the wharf area. In this area you will be able to see how the small and medium size boats are kept moored at the pier. It is a real spectacle to be there at sunset or at night because it is a space that gives you peace and tranquility.

Sitting on the edge of the pier and watching the boats being rocked by the gentle wind is one of the most relaxing activities you can have in Binibeca, even in the whole of Menorca. It is a sight definitely worth admiring. Again, if all of the above has inspired you to photograph or paint, I assure you that this spectacle will also do its part.

One of the most striking things about this place is that it is very small, which gives the impression that it is taken from a fairy tale. The streets of the village end up leading to the pier, so it is an ideal way to finish falling in love with the area just before embarking on your return.