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Volcano is located on the south eastern part of The Big Island along Highway 11, approximately one mile from the entrance to Volcanoes National Park. The little village of Volcano sits among Hapu'u tree ferns, Ohia trees, and bright red Lehua blossoms and purple Princess Flower. It does rain in Volcano, and the weather can change quickly, so come prepared, but the rain is what makes this area so incredibly lush and beautiful. Volcano has a variety of restaurants and lodging, including romantic bed and breakfasts, cottages and rental homes. In town you will find shops and art galleries, a history museum and a farmer's market every Sunday. There is even a general store in town that offers everything from drinks and ice cream to household goods. Over half of Volcanoes National Park is designated wilderness, which offers miles and miles of hiking trails. This park is so diverse; it rises from sea level to 13,677 feet at the summit of the Earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa. This is the only place in the U.S. where you can actually hike in and watch the lava flowing from a volcano. The lava conditions change daily and a rangers are on duty 11:00am to 9:00pm. Some other points of interest in the park include Kilauea Crater, the Thomas A. Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, and the Sulfer Banks. The town of Volcano and Volcanoes National Park is a unique part of Hawaii that is truly an unforgettable experience!

Surrounding areas: Mountain View, Hawaii (11.1 mi), Keaau, Hawaii (17.3 mi), Kalapana-Puna, Hawaii (18.0 mi), Kaimu Bay, Hawaii (18.2 mi), Pahoa, Hawaii (18.7 mi), Kehena, Hawaii (20.1 mi), Hilo, Hawaii (20.2 mi)

Volcano Vacation Rentals




Volcano Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Kilauea Volcano KabinsVolcano, HI (808) 967-7773
Volcano HouseHawaii Volcanos National ParkHilo, HI21.5 mi.(808) 967-7321
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel71 Banyan DrHilo, HI22.2 mi.(808) 935-9361
 
Bed & Breakfast
Pearl's Shell Bed & Breakfast13-3432 Kupono StPahoa, HI20.8 mi.(808) 965-7015
Shipman House Bed & Breakfast131 Kaiulani StHilo, HI21.2 mi.(808) 934-8002

Volcano Weather & Climate

The southeastern coast of The Big Island receives rain all year long, with heavier amounts in the winter months from November through April. You can expect changeable weather in this area, especially inside the Volcanoes National Park. Weather at Kilauea's summit at the 4,000-foot level fluctuates daily and can be rainy and chilly any time of the year. Temperatures vary depending on elevation and it is generally about fourteen degrees cooler at the summit than at sea level. The coastal plain is often warm, dry and summer with the change of passing showers. The east coast of the Big Island is one of the wettest regions on the islands.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 67°F 49°F 10.78 in. 72°F
February 67°F 49°F 9.13 in. 72°F
March 67°F 50°F 14.10 in. 71°F
April 67°F 51°F 10.38 in. 72°F
May 69°F 52°F 6.29 in. 72°F
June 70°F 54°F 5.23 in. 74°F
July 71°F 55°F 7.21 in. 74°F
August 73°F 55°F 6.31 in. 75°F
September 72°F 55°F 6.01 in. 75°F
October 72°F 55°F 6.83 in. 75°F
November 69°F 53°F 14.06 in. 74°F
December 67°F 51°F 11.01 in. 73°F

Volcano Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hilo International airport (ITO) located about 22 miles northeast of Volcano in Hilo, Hawaii, the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located approximately 47 miles northwest of Volcano in Kamuela, Hawaii, and finally the Kona International At Keahole airport (KOA) located roughly 56 miles northwest of Volcano in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii.

Volcano Attractions

 
State Parks
Wailoa River State ParkHI21.2 mi. 
Mauna Kea State ParkHI27.8 mi. 
ĎAkaka Falls State ParkHI28.2 mi. 


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