Volcano Village

Volcano Village

… is a storybook village of winding, wooded lanes and beguiling cottages right outside Hawaii Volcanos National Park. It is located in the heart of the Kilauea rainforest, home to rare songbirds and exotic plants. The village is best know for its internationally famous artists and craftspeople.

At an elevation of 4,000 feet in the vibrant rain forest, the Volcano Village area is a refreshing change from the arid Hawaiian coastal areas. The average daily average temperature ranges from a high 72 degrees F. to a low of 52 degrees F. Seasonally the temperatures vary by as much as 4 to 8 degrees F. The Volcano summit area is usually 15 degrees F. cooler than the temperature at sea level. Village rainfall varies between 100” and 125” yearly.  Park Headquarters and the Volcano Golf & Country Club area have less rainfall. Because of these two factors, the area can be cool and wet much of the time. Consequently, rain gear and warmer clothing can be a must when you venture out for your adventures.

Attractions in Volcano Village, Hawaii

Local Restaurants In Volcano Village

  • Ohelo Café—Excellent Hawaiian inspired food, reservations recommended, very popular, somewhat pricey.
  • Kilauea Lodge —Nice lodge atmosphere with fireplace, historic inn, excellent food but not particularly Hawaiian inspired.
  • Lava Rock Cafe—Decent cafe food, decent prices, popular with locals, some nights have live music, comfortable relaxed atmosphere.
  • Café Ono at Volcano Garden Arts—Excellent vegetarian food, good prices, friendly atmosphere and service, nice cafe environment.
  • Tuk-Tuk Thai Food Truck at Cooper Center—Good food, very good prices, take out or eat at tables at Cooper Center, popular with locals.
  • Thai Thai Restaurant—Good food, nice Thai restaurant, nice relaxed environment
  • Punalu‘u Bake Shop—Famous Hawaiian Sweetbread and sandwich shop, gift shop in Na’alehu.