Welcome to Brava
Except for the occasional car that braves the cobblestone roads, the island of Brava seems to reside firmly in the 19th century. Its terraced hillsides are farmed with the aid of mules and life moves at a pace that would make a sloth sleepy. Its mountainous interior is breathtaking and the coastline dramatic, though thanks to its distance from anywhere else and infrequent, erratic travel connections, the island receives little foreign tourism. You will see fancy mansions dotted around the island; these are built by US returnees – Brava's population has left in droves for US shores, but some come back to build their lifelong dream.