Make your Hawaii vacation a sustainable adventure. Ecotourism allows you to experience places like the Big Island without disturbing the ecosystem or making a negative impact on the environment.
In Volcano, HI we have an abundance of adventures awaiting trail runners and hikers of all levels, including the epic Kīlauea Iki Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This hike gives you the chance to gaze into a vent that once spewed fountains of molten lava thousands of feet in the air. Find out more about how you can hike this trail through a lush rainforest to the crater floor and back!
Find rare avian life while hiking on the Kipukapuaulu Trail (Bird Park). Don’t miss seeing and hearing the array of stunning birds on this kīpuka on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Mauna Loa.
Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) has reopened! A favorite attraction in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, read more about what happened while it was closed to the public for a year... and how to explore the lava tube yourself!
Wondering what to pack for a trip to Volcano, Hawaii? If you’re planning a trip to Volcano, this is the Ultimate Volcano Hawaii Packing List for long weekends exploring the Big Island’s Volcano Village and hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.
On Hawai’i Island, we’re surrounded by green year round. We even have a beach with green sand! Papakōlea Beach is only 52 miles from our vacation rentals in Volcano, HI, making it a day trip that you don’t want to miss!
The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!
A black sand beach lined by rows of coconut palm trees makes Punalu’u Black Sand Beach a memorable sight on Hawaii Island. Formed of volcanic materials and small lava fragments, this black sand is one of the coolest sights on the Big Island. And you just might encounter a sea turtle (honu) while snorkeling and exploring the bay! Read more about snorkeling, picnicking, and exploring this rare beach.
Dreaming of lush rainforests, tropical plants, rare flowers, sunrises, stargazing and adventure? It can all be found within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island! Ready to get off the beaten path and into nature? Here are our top 5 reasons why Volcano, Hawai’i is the nature lover’s paradise you’ve been dreaming of!
When it comes to a romantic evening, you can’t go wrong cuddling up in front of the fire at Tutu’s Place or the Ola’a House. The next time you visit the Big Island with your sweetheart, be sure to check out Lorna and Albert's other top picks for romantic destinations and unique dates in Hawai’i, including wine tasting, horseback riding, and more!
There's more to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park then the Kīlauea Volcano and its lava lake! Here's how to view the park's ancient petroglyph fields and understand the carvings, all while staying at a charming rental just minutes away from this sacred Big Island sight!