Just a few miles across town you will find Kaumana Caves
which were formed by a volcanic eruption.
From downtown Hilo, turn left of Waianuenue Avenue. Just
past Mile Marker #1 bear left onto Kaumana Drive (a.k.a.
Saddle Road). Kaumana Cave is located on the right just past
Mile Marker #4. The cave entrance is well-marked.
This National Park is a 45 minute drive and
every bit worth it. For just $10.00 you can spend the whole
day in the park and even come back for the entire week.
There are numerous aspects of Kilauea volcano to explore on
a well designed tour.
(Lava Tube- Volcano National Park)
A state of the art
shopping center located in Hilo featuring such stores as:
Sears, JC Penney, Hilo Hattie, Safeway, Longs and 60+
Across the street you will find Wal-Mart, Office Max, Ross'
Dress for Less and more.
Rainbow Falls and
Four miles away from this vacation rental you will find
Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots- two very popular tourist
attractions. Akaka Falls can be found several miles north
Old Hilo Town:
Don't forget to set aside lots of time to explore Old
Hilo Town. Here you will find a wonderful mix of the old
and the new. You will also find some great places to eat.
Foods of all kinds are available. Here is one of the local
(Ocean Sushi Deli- Hilo Town)
This could be the best value on the island.
You can explore acres of rainforest for FREE. Animals that
are unique can be found throughout the zoo areas. Located
just 4 miles out of Hilo this one is a must see.
(Tropical birds are just one of the many
attractions at the zoo)
snorkeling and surfing:
It really does not take that
much effort to be able to do all of these activities. While
Hilo does not boast the kind of white sand beaches found in
the Kona area (or the other islands) places for these kinds
of activities are found up and down the eastern coast of the
Big Island. There are several swimable beaches in the Hilo