Although Volcano Village is a town that would seem like something out of a movie, it is certainly very real. For those that live in the Puna district of Hawaii, it is simply a way of life to live down the hill from an active volcano. Kilauea has sent lava into this area many times, yet the people remain. It is a way of life for them, and they commemorate this by presenting artwork by locals that absolutely love this location called Volcano Village.
Located just five minutes away from the gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you will find a very unique destination. There are painters, glassblowers, and artists that work with ceramic that live in this area with a multitude of ohia lehua and pine trees. Once you arrive, you will want to spend a little bit of time admiring the artwork and also get something to eat. They have a farmers market every Sunday morning were you can try out the incredible local grown vegetables, as well as very tasty baked goods. At the very least, it’s a great stopover right before you go into the national park, or it could be where you stop prior to heading to Hilo from Kailua Kona. Visit Volcano Village if you are ever on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a charming location that you will want to revisit once you have been there.