Volcano - Beach Information - Fun Things to Do - Tips
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What are the Most Fun Things to Do in Volcano?
Volcano is a charming small village, located in the
heart of lush landscapes filled with flowers, ferns, and trees. In this tropical location, you will find many walking trails, so it is perfect for hikers and nature enthusiasts. As you can imagine, a town with a name such as "Volcano", means there must be famous active volcanoes in the area that have resulted in lava fields and black sand beaches. This village is a great place to vacation with many cozy cottages and beach houses.
The Island of Hawaii, aka the Big Island, boasts over 4,000 square miles and 11 different climate zones, within which are many micro climate zones! While in Volcano, you will get to experience 11 of the world's 13 climate zones. You may think that packing your favorite swimsuit and slippers (flip flops) is enough for a trip to Hawaii, but not true if you plan on doing any hiking or sightseeing around the island. The Volcano area can get quite chilly with temperatures dropping down to the low 40s at night, sometimes lower, so do bring your favorite warm pajamas and at least a light jacket. It actually snows often on Mauna Kea, but they close those roads whenever there are blizzard conditions present. The good news is that Volcano is not as hot as many other parts of Hawaii. Temperatures range from an average of 75 degrees in the summer to 65 in the winter.
Owing to its altitude, ranging from below 2,800 ft in the southeast, to over 6,200 feet at its uninhabited northern end, Volcano features a subtropical highland climate, with relatively uniform temperatures and abundant rainfall throughout the year. Rainfall is the heaviest during November thru April.
Check out Volcano Village with a few wonderful restaurants, art shops, and the weekly farmer's market at the Cooper Center, which offers bountiful displays of fresh tropical fruits and vegetable every Sunday. This is also a great spot for a casual breakfast or lunch. Various vendors offer sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee. You can explore the artist community, as Volcano is a popular place for local artists who create locally inspired pieces of art from glass, painting, and ceramics, to name a few. Artists love living here, working on their crafts, in the relaxed and inspiring atmosphere. There are many opportunities to dine at some ono (tasty) restaurants in Volcano. Drive to Hilo (35 min) or see the Punalu'u Black Sands Beaches (35 min).
Volcanoes National Park draws many international visitors to see the stunning volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, which are two of the world's most active volcanoes. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, officially designated in 1987. The Crater Rim Drive passes steam vents and the Jaggar Museum, which features volcanology exhibits and a viewpoint overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater. Thick ferns mark the entrance to the Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). The Chain of Craters Road weaves over lava. Trails crisscross the park. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction makes it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Hawaii and a sacred place. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses 335,259 acres or about 523 square miles from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea (by comparison, the island of Oahu is 597 square miles). Discover 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests, as well as a visitor center.
At the Volcano Winery, you can experience local wine that is inspired by the lush and volcanic landscape. Taste a wide selection of wines from Symphony Dry Wine to Volcano Blush, which are uniquely made by blending traditional wine grapes with tropical, locally grown fruits like yellow guava and jaboticaba berry. With so much to do within just a 30 minute drive, there is a rainforest, volcanic desert, tropical jungle and the ocean. Volcano is a truly magical place for a vacation. Book a Beach Rental today and explore!