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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (7)
- KalapanaCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 10, 2013
Witness lava flowing from the volcano crater to the ocean, see how Hawaiian islands were born. You can take boat tours or guided hikes to the edge of Kalapana. Be safe as you can be stepping on hot molten lava underneath your shoes. Bring flashlights, water, and snack, in case the hike goes on longer. A must visit for everyone!
- KalapanaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Sep 03, 2013
See the active LAVA that buried our homes here in Kalapana! We are the landowners who offer tours across our property to the active lava flow! We WALK you or BOAT you safely to the active lava and get you as close as possible! Call (808) 936-0456 and see www.kalapanaculturaltours.com for current LAVA conditions! We are a Native Hawaiian family owned and operated bussiness! Let us share our ALOHA and LAVA!
- KalapanaJul 22, 2013
This is a really interesting beach especially if you know a little history about it. The brief story is it was an old fishing village and a beautiful black sand beach. In 1990 it was covered in lava and a new beach is emerging. The beach is covered in hundreds of young coconuts that were planted in honor of a local resident who was murdered. The walk to the beach is over rough lava and good shoes should be worn. The area is becoming swimmable again.
- KalapanaJun 21, 2013
If you're visiting The Big Island, you should come to Kalapana, the town that was destroyed by lava. There are still some houses there and a small café with great food. You can visit the newly forming black sand beach. Then follow Hiway 130 to the end and see the lava flowing (as Pele permits).
- KalapanaFirst to ReviewJun 19, 2013
We just drove to the end point, from which a person manning the road told us that it would be a 10-15 minute hike to the end of the area that the state deemed safe for walking. At the end, there was another staff person who actually lived in one of the newly built houses in the area. He was extremely informative about the area and other methods to view it. He did say that people would often go beyond the barriers when state staff were not manning the area, but that it was generally safer to go with a tour group as most of the guides lived in the area.