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Real Estate on the Hamakua Coast

Next you will likely wander into the Hamakua Coast, an emerald clad coast that is 52 miles long that stretches from Hilo to Honokaa. The coast is on the island's northeastern side, was once littered with sugar cane, but it now is home to thousands of species of flowers, papayas, macadamia nuts and marijuana. There are very few resorts and virtually no beaches along this coast line, although it still draws in thousands of visitors each year. Some of the most popular destinations are the Waipio Valley, which has extremely steep banks and many wild plants to observe.

Hamakua Coast is well known for the beautiful coastal views. Tourists will find several interesting tourism destinations at Hamakua Coast including Waipio Valley Lookout, Akaka Falls State Park, and Hamakua Heritage Corridor. Waipio Valley is situated at the Hamakua Coast. It is about 6 miles deep. The coast at Waipio Valley has black sand. The waves of the Pacific Ocean constantly beat against the black sand shore. There are cliffs on the two sides of the valley. The cliffs reach a height of 2000 feet above the sea level. You can rent a four-wheel drive vehicle and drive up to the Waipio Valley Lookout. If you want to get a better view of the Waipio region, you can hike the trail that is located at the valley edge. After you have reached the bottom of the valley, you will be able to see many trees and rivers. You can also participate the horseback tour to explore the valley. Before hiking the Waipio Valley, you should visit the Tex Drive In restaurant. The Tex Drive In restaurant has been in business since 1969. Some of the types of food served at the Tex Drive In restaurant are deep fried donut and snacks.

Akaka Falls State Park houses the impressive Akaka Falls waterfall.  You can reach Akaka Falls by a car within 20 minutes from the city center. The best way to view the scenery of the Big Island is to go to the Akaka Falls. There is a circular trail at the park. The circular trail is paved. Along the paved trail, you can observe the tropical jungle flowers in Hawaii. The Akaka State Falls Park also houses another waterfall called Kahuna Falls. Kahuna Falls is much smaller than the Akaka Falls. There are several restaurants that offer bed breakfast meals at Papaikou. When heading towards Akaka State Falls, you can stop by at the Honomu town. Honomu town is a historic town with many old shops. If you want to go golfing, you can go to the Hilo Golf Course. Tourists can enjoy carrying out snorkeling activities at the Leleiwi Beach Park. There are a large number of marine animals you can explore underwater at the Leleiwi Beach.

Hamakua Heritage Corridor is situated near the Hamakua Coast. To enjoy the view of the Onomea Bay, you can drive along the Hawaii Belt Road. While taking the Onomea Scenic Drive, you will be able to observe a bridge covered with moss, and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden exhibits more than 2,000 tropical plant species.

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