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Hamakua

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Hawaii : Big Island : Hamakua
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Hamakua is a coastal region on northern coast of the Big Island in the state of Hawaii in the United States of America. It is known for for its scenic beauty, particulary Waipio Valley.

Regions

Cities

  • Laupāhoehoe is a beautiful park area that can be reached by following a side road. Camping is available at Laupāhoehoe point.

Other destinations

Understand

Get in

From Hilo, take Hawaii Belt Road (HI-19) north.

Get around

See

  • Kalopā State Park, [1].

Do

Waipio Valley. 9 miles north of Honoka'a, at the end of the road. From the lookout center at the top of the cliff you can hike, drive (4WD ONLY) or take a shuttle down the steep 1.5 mile road to a pristine beach and taro plantation in a valley considered sacred to the ancient Hawaiians (avoid littering and show respect for the land and the sacredness of the place).

Eat

  • Tex Drive-In, 45-690 Pakalana St., Honoka'a (Turn makai off Highway 19 (left if coming from Kona, right from Hilo)), 808-775-0598. Daily 8am-8pm. The breakfasts, burgers and plate lunches are mediocre, but the malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) are divine. Order a half dozen or dozen with various fillings, both traditional and tropical. About 45 minutes from Hilo and 60 minutes from Kona. Inexpensive.


Drink

Sleep

  • Waipio Wayside Inn, [2]. The historical Waipio Wayside Inn Bed and Breakfast is an old sugar plantation home in Honokaa and is located at the Hamakua coast line close to the Volcanoes National Park. A beautiful location for your Hawaii wedding.

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