One of the more exciting moku or districts on the Big Island, Puna offers an amazing tropical landscape, volcanoes, a bevy of black sand beaches, parks, brackish thermal heated springs, black lava rock coastlines and a pristine tropical rainforest landscape. There are several charming towns in this moku ranging from the upland village of Volcano located near the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The upland setting and cooler temperatures make a round of golf at Volcano Golf & Country Club a refreshing experience. The Volcano winery is worth a stop for a taste of their unique tropical blended honey wines. Beautiful native forests surround the area that are filled with native ohia lehua trees, ferns and other native plants. Volcano also has several orchid farms, alluring bed and breakfasts and a setting that is peaceful and serene. The main attraction in the Puna moku is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Active lava flows, hiking trails, petroglyphs, a hotel and lodge and more craters that one can count make it the most popular attraction on the island. The small rural town of Pahoa where residents live on oversized lots. In places where no county water is offered, residents use a catchments system that collects rainwater in backyard tanks. Living near the land is the way of life in Pahoa. Acreage in Puna is some of the most affordable in the state. But the living conditions at the foot of one of the most active volcanoes in the world can bring a multitude of challenges.

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