Pahoa… We Do it Puna Style

Pahoa is a unique little town.

Clock in front of Historic Akebono Theater

Clock in front of Historic Akebono Theater

The Akebono theater is definitely one of the landmarks in town

Akebono Theater

Akebono Theater

We also have a church in town that has some interesting sites.

Interesting angle of Statue from the road across from Paul's Gas Station

Interesting angle of Statue from the road across from Paul's Gas Station

The town has lots of small shops and businesses that are all within walking distance of eachother.

The "South Side" of Town

The "South Side" of Town

If you look closely on a lot of the shops, you can get an idea of some of the problems and concerns of the residents of the area.

Rat Lungworm has been a big concern

Rat Lungworm has been a big concern

Everything from health to Hawaiian things can be found in the windows of some of the shops.

Save an Ancient Hawaiian Burial Cave

Save an Ancient Hawaiian Burial Cave

You can find just about everything… including Lava Tours.

Lava Tours

Lava Tours

Even some of the buildings have very unique murals on them.

"The Healing Nation"

"The Healing Nation"

This one is on the side of the Thai Restaurant.

"Aloha"

"Aloha"

This one is on the back of the Pahoa Museum.

Mural on the back of the Pahoa Museum

Mural on the back of the Pahoa Museum

Of course Rudedogg would shoot me (with a tattoo gun)  if I didn’t at least take a picture of his sign.

Rudedogg Tattoos

Rudedogg Tattoos

We even have a spa and massage parlor!

Paradissimo Tropica Spa & Massage

Paradissimo Tropica Spa & Massage

We even have lodging right in the center of town.

Island Paradise Inn

Island Paradise Inn

There are a few cute coffee shops

Sirius Coffee

Sirius Coffee

A health food store

Island Naturals Market & Deli

Island Naturals Market & Deli

And we even have a great Aquatics Center… I just wish the pool temperature was a bit warmer!

So cold someone had to get out and warm up at his swim lessons!

So cold someone had to get out and warm up at his swim lessons!

Today only one lane was open through town for a good period of time.

One lane of traffic today

One lane of traffic today

As utility work was going on.

Utility Work in Pahoa Village

Utility Work in Pahoa Village

They say people do funny things in the bushes here in Pahoa.

Interesting spot to dispose of a bottle

Interesting spot to dispose of a bottle

But on my walk… I only found a few harmless things in the bushes.

Protector of the Bushes

Protector of the Bushes

Our town can be so cool… that one second gas will be one price

Gas View One

Gas View One

And just by walking by the place and looking at the other side of the sign… the price of gas will just instantly drop.

Gas View 2

Gas View 2

Our town is so cool… that even our cars are cool.

Sanpan?

Sanpan?

Yes folks… you see those wheels… this is a converted Mercedes.

Mercedes Converted to Sanpan

Mercedes Converted to Sanpan

So come on out to Pahoa and check things out… We do it “Puna Style”

Puna Style

Puna Style

9 Responses

  1. How far is the beach from Pahoa?

  2. Been checking out your blog since before first planning a visit to this area (mid September). Great pics… looking forward to the quiet and mellow vibe I see in them.

    Anyway, very interesting stuff all around. I’ve been learning a lot about the island, here and elsewhere. Keep up the good work.

  3. They should stop the clock at 4:20!

  4. My mom and step-dad moved to the big island in January. I’ve visited them in lovely Pahoa twice since then–once in April and once in May–and I very much enjoy reading your blog as a way too feel close to Mom. These pictures made me anxious for Christmas!

  5. keep rockin on pahoa! see you soon!

  6. Damon,
    Very well done, If I never saw his place before after seeing your tour I would really want to see it in person. Again nice job you are making a big difference here.

    The Lack http://tomlackey.wordpress.com/

  7. Pahoa town is a cool little town! I miss it! with all luck I will be back soon!!!

  8. The wonderful thing about Pahoa is that it still looks like old plantation days, but with a lot of people appearing to be stuck in the 60′s and 70′s.

    I hear some visitors being dissappointed by the comercialization of other islands. But at least Hilo and Puna are much the same. Love it!

  9. That’s awesome! Puna Style!

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