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Located on the northwest side of Dugi otok, Božava is in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It was first mentioned in 1327 under the name Bosane, while the remains of fortified villages near the place date from Illyrian times.

Although the locals are diligent farmers and fishermen, Božava is attractive to visitors because of the possibility of accommodation in a hotel complex with four attractive hotels. In addition, accommodation is provided for sailors, as there is a berth in the port where ships can take supply of water and electricity.

During the summer, visitors are provided transportation to the famous beach Sakarun by a tourist train, which is an excellent opportunity for exploring the beautiful cliffs of Dugi otok.

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In Božava moorings are arranged for the reception of ships.