Small peaceful harbour on the northwest part of Dugi Otok.
Already in Illyrian times here were fortified settlements. Božava was mentioned for the first time in 1327, under the name Bosane.
Božava, the peaceful place with crystal clear waters, and beautiful small rocky beaches surrounded by pine forests on one hand, and flat fields and olive groves on the other. Božava and it’s surroundings are full of wild herbs, the field is rich with olive trees, fig trees and vineyards. Beautiful paths above the beach offer an unforgettable view to the nearby islands, ideal for relaxing and finding your own peace. Families with children can safely enjoy the vacation because of a very low traffic. Božava is a small place and everything you need is close by. The shop, post office, restaurants, pastry shop, doctors surgery, hotel, all within 100-200 meters.
Besides the enjoyment in clean and warm sea,
Bozava offers various sports programs, as well as tennis, table tennis, boccie, fitness and wellness, diving school. You can rent a bicycle or a scooter for tours and sightseeing of the island and its beauties, or take a boat cruise on the sea to the bays and islands. The famous sandy beach Sakarun (member of the Association of the most beautiful beaches in the world) is situated only 5 km from Bozava.
Only 3 km further is the famous Lanterna lighthouse and Punta bianca, full of beautiful beaches and sea paradise, ideal for rocking in the warm sea on the beach watching the sunset. On the other side, to the south, after the village of Dragove, on the right is Veli Žal, a beautiful sandy beach with mesmerizing colors of the sea towards the island Mežanj and the open sea