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Puako overview

Puako is a romantic getaway known for its beaches, and surrounded by picturesque views of the sea and islands. You'll enjoy activities like whale watching and snorkeling. Spend a relaxing day at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site when the weather is nice. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as Hapuna Beach State Park. Puako is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Puako

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

How to get to Puako

Fly in to Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from downtown Puako. Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

What to see around Puako

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Great 4-D Movie Ride
  • • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center
  • • Dolphin Quest
Its beaches and whale watching are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Puako Bay
  • • Waialea Beach
  • • Hapuna Beach State Park
  • • Mauna Kea Beach
  • • Mauna Lani Historic Park
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course
  • • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site
  • • Waikola Village Golf Club
  • • Waikoloa Kings Golf Course
  • • Waikoloa Beach Golf Course

When to visit Puako

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 70°F day, 54°F night
  • April-June: 65°F day, 56°F night
  • July-September: 70°F day, 59°F night
  • October-December: 70°F day, 55°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 32.64 inches
  • April-June: 27.09 inches
  • July-September: 30.59 inches
  • October-December: 36.93 inches
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