Ecclectic, vast, friendly.  This is the South east district of the big island.  Keaau, Pahoa and Kalapana are villages that lie in the “Lower Puna” area while Mountain View, Kurtistown and Glenwood are the townships that make up the “Upper Puna” area.   Huge subdivisions made up of one to three acre parcels sprinkle the sprawling coast.  From country, to city, outcast to hippie, you are always welcomed and loved in this vibrant area.  Rural, affordable and close enough to Hilo for commerce.  With geothermal hot ponds, black sand beaches, steam vent caves and many coastal beach parks, this fast growing area wins many hearts.  Puna is known for its inexpensive island living, great farmers markets and lovely down home community.  With ample rainfall YET plenty of sunny days Puna is happening.

Pahoa Village, once started as a sawmill town and then a sugar town, maintains the true feel of old Hawaii. Main Street Pahoa is an eclectic blend of quaint shops from surf to curio with charming coffee shack style storefronts and wooden boardwalks.

Natural wonders like the Lava Tree State Park, steam vents, groves of papaya trees and black sand beaches fill the countryside around Pahoa along the l Puna coast. tide pools,  fishing spots, open pastures and dense jungles make Puna one of the most scenic and rural areas of the Big Island.