Nestled into the well-forested slopes of Kilauea volcano on the southeast part of the Big Island sits the village of Volcano at about 3,800 feet above sea level. The town is about one mile from the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Volcano offers gift shops, art galleries and restaurants as well as cottages, lodges and a variety of other vacation accommodations. There is also a volcano-themed museum. Just outside of Volcano is the Volcano Winery which offers wine tasting including their specialty tropical fruit wines.
The tranquil and scenic forested areas in and around Volcano Village have caused guidebooks to rate Volcano as one of the nation’s most picturesque areas. The village is set amidst the ohia lehua trees with their bright red blossom, huge hapuu ferns and other tropical jungle-like growth.
Every Sunday there is a Farmers Market from 8 am to 10 am at the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano Village. The market also serves as the town’s weekly social event. In addition to fresh fruits, produce and herbs there are a variety of baked goods offered as well as pesto rolls and other gourmet culinary creations by local chefs.
Very close by in the Volcanoes National Park you can enjoy the Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, and the Thurston Lava Tube along Crater Rim Drive.
Volcano Village is home to about 2,200 people and is located about 28 miles from Hilo and 97 miles from Kona.