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What You’ll Love About Pahoa

A nature trail through dense tropical forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The Amenities

Shopping, dining, libraries, schools, museums, entertainment including Lava Ocean Adventures...you can't run out of things to do in Pahoa!

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The Housing

The median rent asked is 18% lower than the national average in Pahoa.

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The Weather

The highest monthly average temperature in Pahoa for August is 77 degrees and the pollution index in Pahoa is 72% better than the national average!

Come Explore Life in Pahoa

Pahoa is home to the Nanawale Forest Reserve and Puna Forest Reserve, MacKenzie State Recreation, close to the Hilo International Airport, and residential communities. Residents here in Pahoa can access anything they need within city limits, from the ocean to the Kazumura Cave.

What Future Residents Should Know About Pahoa

What's the Weather Like?

From dry, coastal, desert strand to some of the wettest spots on earth, to hot humid tropical lushness to stark, barren, snow-capped mountains, our big island offers an astonishing array of climates. You have probably heard a similar oft-quoted line, “Hawaii has 11 of the world's 13 climate zones."

A rainfall map of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Should I Be Worried About Volcanoes?

Kau is home to Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two active volcanoes on the Big Island. While some locations are at high risk of lava flow, most communities are in areas with less risk. View the map below to learn about lava zones in the District of Kau.

Pahoa's Best Attractions and Activities

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Favorite Attractions

The Lava Tree State Monument, Kalapana Cultural Tours, Kapoho Tidepools, Isaac Hale Park for surfing and camping, Lava Ocean Adventures, the forest reserves, the Cajun Paradise Farms, Steam Vents, Mermaid Ponds, and our Active Lava Hawaiian Tours.

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Parks & Recreation

In Pahoa, you are surrounded by nature. You can visit Ahalanui County Beach Park, Isaac Hale Park, MacKenzie State Recreational Area, Kaimu Beach Park, Pahoa District Park, Hawaiian Beaches Park, Nanawale Park, Kaoho Tidepools, Kalapana State Wayside Park and Nanawale Forest Reserve

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Shopping & Dining

Pahoa is home to a variety of local & mainstream foods and shopping. These include but not limited to , Pele's Kitchen, Black Rock Cafe, Island Naturals Pahoa Market & Deli, Jungle Love, Jeff Hunt Surfboards LLC, Ning's, Kaleo's Bar & Grill.



Pahoa is full of with beautiful scenery and countless attractions. Soak in the beach landscapes along the coastline, go exploring on the Lava Walk, and marvel at the historic architecture Star of the Sea Painted Church and the Active Lava Hawaiian Tours.


Employment Opportunities

 Pahoa Medical Center, Hawaii County, State of Hawaii, Federal Jobs, and Astronomy Jobs.

Community Events

Plant Aloha (free farming classes), yoga and Ukulele classes for all, plus more!

Pahoa Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 945
Population Growth Since 2000: -1.8%
Zip Code: 96778
County: Hawaii 
Mean Home Price (2015): $390,843


Travel & Commute

Pahoa: Average 20.4 minutes
Public Transit: Hawaii Mass Transit & Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus
Airport: Pahoa International
Major Highways: Route 130 and 11

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