The area of Brela Beaches is one of the most unique area of the Adriatic coast due to the pine forests that surrounds the beaches. These pines are called aleppo pines and they are the oldest and most picturesque specimens that grow next to the sea. In addition, the magnificent Bioko Mountains as a back-drop and the clear azure sea makes for an incredible experience. Sitting on the beach under the pines and listening to the small pebbles tumble as the tides change can absolutely mesmerize you and bring you to a place of complete tranquility. I am totally relaxed just recalling it as I sit here in a rainy, windy Seattle December day. I am counting the days until I return to that stunning Croatia coast and my beloved Brela.