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The name ‘Brava’, meaning wild or rugged, was coined by a Catalonian journalist a century ago but it did not look remotely perilous the day we bunny-hopped down the coast. For the most part, it was serene coves, fertile slopes, pebbly beaches and medieval turrets with occasional eruptions of seaside resorts in between. Perfect for sitting with sundowners, watching thedoves flutter in the treetops and the glittering ocean beyond slowly submerge itself into darkness for another night.