The Costa Brava is the coastline of the province of Gerona,coming down from France it ends at Blanes. Canet and Arenys de Mar are on the Costa Maresme, of the province of Barcelona. All are in Catalonia which tends to be more expensive than other regions in Spain. There is also a problem with the language as the local governments no longer wish to have to be bilingual and are pushing out the Spanish language which complicates any paperwork needed.The Costa Brava tends to have more towns and villages and less skyscrapers which helps to make it a friendly place to live. Each coastal town has it’s own individual atmosphere and even though the beaches are gritty rather than sandy it’s probably the most beautiful and striking coastline in Spain.