A truly great place to wake up to spectacular views of green pasture lands rolling down to the ocean, Kalopā is a getaway for peace and relaxation. Just a few miles mauka (uphill) of Honokaʻa town, Kalopā is not even populous enough to be called a village. It’s simply a neighborhood of pasture, beautiful views, and quiet bliss. If you’re looking for true tranquility on your vacation, consider one of our lovely Kalopā house rentals in Big Island Hawaii.
Kalopā is best known for its state recreation area, which lies at a cool 2000 feet above sea level. It’s a wonderfully peaceful spot for hiking amidst groves of tall eucalyptus, as well as some sections of well-managed native ʻōhiʻa forest, including many rare plants. Cabins and camping are also available here, though arrangements must be made in advance. This beautiful park is popular with families on the weekends, but on weekdays you’ll feel like you have the whole forest to yourself. Bring insect repellent for hiking, as well a picnic lunch, as the grassy lawns are idyllic.
A few miles down the hill, in Honokaʻa, you’ll have several great restaurants to choose from, as well as a decent grocery store, gas stations, banks, a public library, and even a historic movie theatre with shows most evenings. The best family meal you’ll have can be found at Grandma’s Kitchen, located at the corner of the town’s one four-way stop. Enjoy a delicious date night at Aulani, a beautiful little restaurant in the middle of town which boasts the finest locally produced cuisine. Get great kombucha on tap, and try some ʻawa, the traditional relaxing Hawaiian beverage, at Sea Dandelion Café, also known for their vegetarian specialties.
Surrounding areas offer activities as diverse as hiking, farm tours, mountain biking, horseback and ATV tours of Waipiʻo Valley. It’s only an hour’s super-scenic drive to the beaches of the west side, and a gorgeous hour to Hilo in the other direction.
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