About Hilo and the Island of Hawaii

Hilo, located on the northeastern side of the island of Hawaii, offers breathtaking natural beauty plus all the amenities of a vibrant town including museums, art galleries, shops, and restaurants. The region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests, and blooming gardens. It’s also home to the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is a convenient stop on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located 45 minutes south.




The island of Hawaii is the youngest and largest island in the Hawaiian chain. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined (hence, its nickname, “Big Island”), its sheer size is awe-inspiring. You can travel through all but four of the world’s different climate zones here, ranging from Wet Tropical to Polar Tundra, a result of the shielding effect and elevations of the massive volcanoes Maunakea and Maunaloa. From the many geological features at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the lush valleys of the Hilo and Hamakua Coasts to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach, the island of Hawaii is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.




For more information about the city of Hilo and the Big Island of Hawaii, please go to the following websites: