Holualoa, Hawaii Guide

Holualoa, Hawaii Guide
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Address , Holualoa, HI 96725
Complete guide to the city of Holualoa, Big Island, Hawaii.

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Holualoa Location

The town of Holualoa is located roughly in the middle of the west coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The next city to the north is Kailua-Kona while towns like Kealakekua and Captain Cook are located to the south. The main north/south road on this side of the island is the Mamalahoa Highway (11) which passes right through Holualoa and is the easiest way to reach the area.

Holualoa History

While many parts of Hawaii have a history of running on tourism, this area is in the heart of Kona coffee country with many farms growing 100% Kona coffee up on the slopes of the mountain here. The high elevations combined with rich, volcanic soils and constant cloud cover make an ideal place to grow coffee. This town is home to several of the 600 coffee farms in the overall Kona area.

In some cases you can tour some of the farms and see how coffee is grown, harvested, and turned into the go-to beverage of many. Sample some of this amazing Kona coffee and you'll see why it's a step above the rest. Naturally, it won't be hard to find shops that will happily sell you coffee beans / grounds to take home with you.

Holualoa Attractions

The town of Holualoa isn't known for its sandy beaches since the bulk of the coastline here is very rocky and not at all sandy. The closest beaches will be to the south and are Pahoehoe Beach Park and White Sands Beach Park / La'aloa Beach Park.

Those who enjoy plants, trees, and all things green should stop at the nearby Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens / Kealakowa'a Heiau. Other area attractions, of course, include coffee farms and tours of those farms. For more on that, see Kona Blue Sky Coffee, Holualoa Kona Coffee Company, and Arianna Farms 'Ono Kona Coffee to name a few.

View all that Holualoa has to offer here.

Holualoa Fun Facts

Okay, so it's more of a legend or story than an actual fact but it's still fun. It's been said that King Kamehameha learned to surf at nearby Keolonahihi State Historical Park.