Must-see attractions in Puna

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    Kehena Beach


    If any place captures the vibe of Puna, it's this beautiful black-sand beach tucked beneath a cliff where all walks of life – hippies, Hawaiians, gays,…

  • Surfer on the beach and the Na Pali Coast seen from Ke'e beach, Ha'ena, Kauai, Hawaii
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    Ha'ena Beach


    If you believe paradise is sweetest when earned, trek out to this pristine, postcard-worthy black and white sand beach in a protected cove on the Shipman…

  • Makuʻu Farmers Market


    Follow the line of cars turning off Hwy 130 every Sunday morning for this large, festive and diverse farmers market. Offerings include psychic readings,…

  • Rough surf  at edge of black sands of Pohoiki  beach, Isaac Hale Beach Park, Big Island, hawaii
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    Isaac Hale Beach Park


    This rocky beach park was the local surf spot serving all of the greater Puna area, but where once flowed ocean peppered with local talent battling over…

  • Kaimu Beach, Hawaii, USA. - January 14, 2020: Hardened black Lava field off Kilauea volcano eruption of 1990 with saved green forest on horizon under gray rainy cloudscape. Some green vegetation on lava.
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    New Kaimu Beach


    Kaimu was the most beautiful black-sand beach in Hawaii until the 1990 lava flow that consumed Kalapana torched its stately palms and filled the bay with…

  • Cape Kumukahi


    As the distinguished easternmost point of the island, Kumukahi ('first beginnings') holds a revered place in Hawaiian lore. The Kings Pillars (piles of…

  • MacKenzie State Recreation Area


    A moody, windswept grove of ironwood trees edge sheer cliffs towering above the ocean. The raw beauty of this powerful landscape makes an unforgettable…

  • Hilo Coffee Mill


    Grab an espresso and a snack while you talk beans with the master roaster at this friendly coffee and tea farm. Free short tours give you a taste of what…

  • Star of the Sea Church, Pahoa, Puna.

    Star of the Sea Church


    Known locally as the 'Painted Church,' this historic Catholic chapel is noted for its collection of murals including a simple trompe l'oeil cathedral…

  • Lava molds of the tree trunks that were formed when a lava flow swept through a forested area in Lava Tree State Monument on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA

    Lava Tree State Monument


    An easy 0.6-mile paved loop takes you past ancient ‘lava trees,’ created in 1790 when pahoehoe (smooth-flowing lava) from Kilauea’s East Rift Zone…

  • Kumukahi Lighthouse


    When the lava flow of January 1960 approached Cape Kumukahi, it parted around the 1.7 million candlepower lighthouse – the strongest in Hawaii at the time…

  • Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station


    Although the award-winning, $3.9-million solar-powered transfer station is a solid waste management marvel, trashless travelers flock here to ogle its…

  • Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center


    It's as if the ambitions of David Fukumoto have been continually cut back by fate – including an alleged $30 million pesticide disaster and severe…