The Puna District on the Big Island


Puna Coast & Beaches

Kalapana Seaview Estates

(my neighborhood)

The Red Road

Other Puna sights


One of the most amazing places in the world is Puna, Hawaii. Directly south of Hilo, this area of the island is the size of Oahu with a population about 5% as large. The world’s most active volcano has been pumping out liquid rock almost continuously since January 1983. Most of Puna is covered in rainforest or recent lava flows. Puna has 2 main towns, Keaau and Pahoa. Puna has miles of rocky coastline, and two easily accessible black sand beaches.

This site has a wonderful series of photos and info about the various sites in Puna. You can discuss all things Puna over at Punaweb which also has a lot of useful information about the area.

Click below to see photos by topic


Mauna Ulu Crater

Hike to Pu’u O’o crater