Welcome to Hawaii: More Than Paradise

BIG ISLAND

Big Island

You’ve battled the crowds on Oahu before, and you’ve even gotten wowie in Maui.  But have you been to the Big Island yet?  That’s a whole different story: HAWAI’I (BIG ISLAND) is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, with more than 4000sq.mi/10,000sq.km, including five volcanoes, some of them still active.  The Great Crack is just the opposite, a deep fissure.  Then there’s the Hilna Slump, a chunk of Kilauea Volcano that is slumping away.  King Kamehameha was from here, and eco-tourism is big, though agriculture is still important.  Population is 185,000.  Hilo is the main city, with over 43,000 people, a downtown area, and market. Kirpal Meditation & Ecological Center is one of our partner hostels there, but they’re more than just a hostel. Beds start at thirty bucks a head.  This and 499 other hostels are written up with complete specs and contact details in “500 Hostels in the USA (& Canada & Mexico),” available online now!

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