Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Papaaloa

Enjoy the culture and other features of Papaaloa. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.Akaka Falls and Pacific Tsunami Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Papaaloa

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Papaaloa is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akaka Falls (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Umauma Falls (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • World Botanical Gardens (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Hakalau Beach Park (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Kalopa State Recreation Area (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Papaaloa

The nearest airport is in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), located 20 mi (32.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 30.2 mi (48.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Papaaloa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 54 holiday lettings near Papaaloa. From 31 Houses to 9 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Papaaloa for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Papaaloa?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Papaaloa. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo: 512 holiday lettings
  • Hamakua Coast: 290 holiday lettings
  • Lincoln Park: 510 holiday lettings
  • Kaumana Springs Wilderness: 514 holiday lettings
  • Mokupapapa Discovery Center: 503 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Papaaloa listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Papaaloa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 31 Houses in Papaaloa. Our other popular types of Papaaloa holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Papaaloa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Papaaloa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.