The Shores of Costa Brava

Explore this quaint little seaside town where you can relax and listen to the heavenly sound of waves and birds as you watch the sun go down

.Translated into English, Costa Brava means a wild or rough coast. The roughness of the coast, in this case, comes from a number of treacherous jagged rocks that can prove to be fatal for ships which accidentally run into them at night or during foggy weather. Loosely based on a region in real world Spain, Costa Brava mostly consists of the virtual world re-creation of a small seaside town with its shoreline that provides beautiful views of the sea.

Upon arrival at Costa Brava, one is immediately greeted by the noise of a flock of seagulls. A lone fish shack can be seen while in the water, a number of boats lie moored to some old wooden poles. On the horizon, another boat – a much larger one – can be seen. Like most seaside settlements, Costa Brava has a deep connection to the sea. Most people depend upon it for their livelihood and it forms a daily part of their lives.

Most of the town can be explored on a straight road which runs parallel to the coast from the landing point to a tunnel at the far end which signals the end of this town. That being said, there is also a maze of narrow lanes which spread through this beautiful town, providing an opportunity to really explore the heart of this place.

One of the most stunning points in Costa Brava is a church located atop a hill, which can be accessed by a short climb. I admit that describing the route to the church is not as easy and will probably confuse you even more; instead just wander around and explore new lanes you may find and soon you will find your way up. Inside the church, there is also a small memorial to honor Covid-19 victims and one can choose to leave a message here.

The coast itself initially consists of a stone wall of sorts that acts as a barrier against which the waves crash repeatedly; but in the last stretch of town, we see that it transforms into a rocky beach which probably serves as one of the main attractions in town.

The sim designer, using mesh figurines (which I usually am not a big fan of), has managed to give life to this Spanish coastal town. These “people”, some locals while others tourists, can be found all over the town – on the street, in cafes, in balconies, on the beach, in the church and everywhere else you can think of – a clear signal that the designer wanted this town to feel alive and not empty like most in SL. This has perhaps caused me to change my rigid opinions about these mesh figures. Perhaps, if put to good use, they can really change the character of a town.

Opportunities for photography are plenty here and the Riosisco group (which is free to join) gives you rezzing rights within this region. If you are not a photographer but instead like to simply explore and enjoy different builds with your friends or partner, don’t miss out on visiting this one as well!

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