We have visited the Balearic island of Menorca a fair few times now but still have lots of places left to visit. Part of the reason for that is we do not drive. Many tourists hire a car, race around the island and see most of what it has to offer in two-weeks or less. In reality though there will always be new places and things to see.
Menorca is more about chilling out anyway
The bus service around the island is pretty good but covers much more of the island between June and September. Check out the local tourist board for the exact timings. We have visited more in late October and May when the public transport is more limited, meaning there are places still on our Menorca Bucket List.
At these times of year though the temperatures are better, unless you yearn for the searing heat of July and August; then the bus services run at their peak but you may feel too drained to trot around Menorca, plus it will be full of like-minded tourists.
One September, during a two-week stay near Mahon, we decided to hop on a bus to Binibecca.
We had not visited that resort in the south of the island before and had been given mixed reviews by others.
Well for us we loved it and it was a treat as a beach bum day out.
You will need to bear in mind that the bus service, at least when we visited, was not frequent and ended fairly early in the day. Taxis are reasonably priced if you want to visit for longer.
The weather was glorious when we visited.
It was a stifling hot mid-September day which was perfect for lazing on a beach. The sun-beds were a reasonable price to hire and much more comfortable than laying on a towel on the beach. They included an umbrella to give some much needed shade.
There is small residential area, with presumably a few shops, that you can wander around but we stayed on the clean, sandy, man-made beach.
The village houses are crisp white and resemble those on postcards from Greece or what you will find on the Greek Islands. Some visitors to this area head for those white houses to wander the streets and relax..
A bar come cafe on the beach was fairly good value. The nearby toilets were clean and free to use.
It was a great relaxing day, reading, dipping in the water and people watching.
The majority of tourists staying in and around Binibeca are Germans. I lost all interest in my book and became fascinated with an older lady, much older than myself, with pert teenage breasts. This German lady was happy to be topless and why not? However those overly youthful breasts just looked so wrong and out of place. Still to each his or her own.
In no time we had to race for the last bus back to Mahon in the late afternoon.
However Binibecca did not disappoint and is on our return visit list. If you do not want to pay bar prices make sure you take some water and a snack with you on a day trip to Binebecca.
If it is not too hot it is fairly easy to walk to the nearby resorts and during high-season a tourist train operates in the area.
Note: The following brief video was a bit of a lash-up. Without my reading specs I could not make out when I was snapping photos or taking footage. It will however give you an idea of the beach at Binibecca.
A fave Menorca beach
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