Waipio Valley's gorgeous scenery―black-sand beaches and waterfalls―just might inspire you to say good-bye to the mainland.
A fisherman tries his luck at casting into the surf at the mouth of the Waipio Valley.
The overlook at the mouth of the Waipio Valley provides an awe-inspiring view. Pacific waves roll peacefully onto the black-sand beach. When the ocean is a little more active, the waves attract surfers.
Horseback tours take visitors deep into the valley. Naalapa Stables offers two-and-a-half-hour tours every day but Sunday.
Walk by a Waterfall
If you're ready for adventure and spectacular scenery, take a hike with Hawaiian Walkaways. The "Waipio Waterfall Adventure" meanders along the rim of the lush Waipio Valley on the Northwest coast of Hawaii's big island.
The Honokaa Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mamane Street in downtown Honokaa. You never know exactly what will be for sale, but you're sure to find a few musicians strumming and singing traditional Hawaiian songs.
The New Wild West
With its many wood storefronts, Honokaa reminds some visitors of the Old West. Honokaa Marketplace sells clothing, collectibles, Hawaiian woods, and quilts, among other merchandise.