Waipio Valley's gorgeous scenery―black-sand beaches and waterfalls―just might inspire you to say good-bye to the mainland.
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A fisherman tries his luck at casting into the surf at the mouth of the Waipio Valley.
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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.
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Horseback tours take visitors deep into the valley. Naalapa Stables offers two-and-a-half-hour tours every day but Sunday.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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