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Papaikou overview

Papaikou is a relaxing place surrounded by picturesque views of beaches and islands. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take in some local culture at popular places like Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum. Popular attractions like University of Hawaii at Hilo and Akaka Falls are sure to leave an impression. Papaikou is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Papaikou

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Papaikou has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Papaikou with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Papaikou hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Papaikou hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Papaikou

Fly in to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from downtown Papaikou.

What to see around Papaikou

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Onomea Tea Company Estate
  • • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
  • • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
It's well known for its beaches and these favorite places for nature lovers:
  • • Onekahakaha Beach Park
  • • Richardson Beach Park
  • • Richardson's Ocean Park
  • • Hakalau Beach Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Hilo Farmers Market
  • • Hilo Shopping Center
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • • Pacific Tsunami Museum
  • • Lyman Museum
  • • Akaka Falls
  • • Imiloa Astronomy Center

When to visit Papaikou

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 79°F day, 63°F night
  • April-June: 83°F day, 65°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 69°F night
  • October-December: 83°F day, 64°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 32.60 inches
  • April-June: 27.01 inches
  • July-September: 30.59 inches
  • October-December: 36.85 inches