Menorca and our environmentThe pearl of the Mediterranean
The hotel rural Biniarroca is located in the countryside, between the villages of Sant Lluís, Es Castell and Mahón. Sant Lluís can be reached on foot in a few minutes. There are buses from there to the beautiful beaches of Binibeca and Binisafúller, as well as to Mahón, from where you can take a bus to the rest of the island so as not to miss the essential places to see in Menorca.
The easternmost island of the Balearic Islands has an area of 702 square kilometres and 216 kilometres of coastline. And although it is only 47 kilometres long, it has some of the most spectacular natural sites in the Balearic Islands And we are not the only ones saying this!
Menorca’s history can be felt in its streets. Es Castell was founded by the British in the 18th century and has the privilege of being the first municipality in Spain to see the sun rise. The village of Sant Lluís was founded by the French and Mahón has the largest natural harbour in Europe and is one of the best places to see in Minorca. The island also offers a wide range of gastronomic delicacies with internationally renowned cheeses, wines, gins and cured meats.
Menorca is very close to the countryside. So much so that horses play a leading role in the local festivities. During the summer season, all the municipalities get dressed up and celebrate their popular festivals, which start in June with Sant Joan and end with the festivities at the beginning of September in Mahón, the administrative capital.
It is worth highlighting that just a few minutes away you will find the fishing village of Binibeca Vell, with its small whitewashed houses, the British fort of Marlborough, in the cove of San Esteban and various archaeological sites such as Trepucó and Trebalúger.
The beaches in the municipality of Sant Lluís include beauties such as Punta Prima, Alcaufar and Binibeca. In neighbouring Mahón we can find Sa Mesquida or Es Grau, as well as the core of Menorca designated as a Biosphere Reserve, the Albufera des Grau, ideal for hiking routes and water sports.
In the central area of the island, about 20 minutes from Hotel Rural, you will find the popular sandy beaches of Son Bou and Son Saura. It is essential to climb the Toro, the highest mountain in Menorca which is 346 metres high, from the top of which you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the island while reaching the Port of Fornells along the north coast: it is a genuine delight for the eyes and the palate where you can savour the famous caldereta de langosta (lobster stew)
About 40 minutes further on, when you reach Ciutadella, the ancient medieval capital at the opposite end of the island, the abundance of unspoilt coves is impressive and you suddenly realise that the journey is too short. But Menorca seemed small! It is, but only on a map. Cala Turqueta, Macarella and its sisters Macarelleta, Mitjana and Mitjaneta, La Vall… The list is endless! n Ciutadella, you should also visit the Cathedral of Menorca as well as some of its palaces and castles including the traditional markets full of life and colour.
We are all aware of the gem we have in our hands, and the team at the hotel rural Biniarroca includes Menorcans and mainlanders, English, French, Italians, Belgians… All of whom are in love with this island! We will be delighted to guide you and recommend you the best beaches to visit in Menorca. Come and enjoy a beautiful piece of land in the middle of a captivating sea.
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As always. Biniarroca is your rural hotel with charm in Menorca.
(+34) 971 150 059
Camí Vell 57,
Sant Lluís, Menorca 07710