Božava is the most developed tourist place on Dugi otok and is a famous diving centre with a diving school and many other interesting attractions. The place boasts beautiful beaches and coves, as well as clean sea, which makes it a frequent nautical destination.
The marina is protected by a breakwater and there is running water and electricity. There is also a surgery, a post office, a bakery, two grocery shops and there is a newsagent within the hotel.
The place is connected with other settlements on the island and with the ferry port in Brbinj by a road, and there is a frequent year-round connection with Zadar by ship. The ferry service is maintained by Jadrolinija and their sea ferry M/T Brač with 140 vehicles capacity. The direct line Zadar-Božava is maintained by Jadrolinija's catamaran service and their catamaran Olea. There is also a bus line that connects all the places on the island with the main ferry port, but the connection between the north and south part of the island is not very good. The only petrol station is in Zaglav, some 33 kilometres south of Božava. It is used by yachtsmen as well, since there is no other petrol station between Mali Lošinj and Murter.
The Sakarun cove is 80 ha large and 10 metres deep. What makes it special is the tiny white sand in the sea, while the beach is pebbly. The beach has two catering establishments which offer refreshments and light meals. In the high season there can be between 400 and 500 bathers every day. The transport between Sakarun and Božava is organised by a tourist train which departs every 2 hours.
The Sakarun cove is a member of "The most beautiful coves of the world" association which includes 25 other coves from all the continents.
Zadar is a city where huge spaces are left for pedestrians. Using your guidebook, your walk along the cobblestone streets of the city will become a walk through history, and also an experience of the contemporary life of the city. When tired, do try to take a break in one of our restaurants, pastry shops or coffee shops that you can find in the gastro offer of this guidebook. Enjoy listening to the concerts, visit the theatre, museums, and exhibitions.
The city of Zadar is an easily reached destination by land, sea and air. It has a good traffic infrastructure through which it is directly connected to other bigger cities of the Republic of Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik, with extraordinary accommodation and contemporary service of numerous marinas. Whichever way you want to reach Zadar, the natural beauty of the landscape will not leave you equanimous.
Situated in the heart of the Adriatic, Zadar is the urban center of northern Dalmatia as administrative, economic, cultural and political center of the region with 75,000 inhabitants. The coast is particularly indented, the islands and the untouched nature allures many boaters to this regions. The archipelago counts 24 bigger and about 300 smaller islets and rocks, 3 nature parks - Telašćica, Velebit and Vransko jezero and 5 national parks - Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, Kornati Islands, Krka and Sjeverni Velebit classifying Zadar and its surroundings at the very top of the Croatian tourist offer.
Source: TZ Zadar