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A beautiful day is coming to the east of Big Island! We leave Hilo early on to reach the Puna region, located in the extreme southeast of the island. After only 45 minutes by car, we arrive at our first destination, Lava Trees State Park, where lava has created mussels of trees that are still standing! We can see very clearly the moulding of the bark of the specimens that were buried 2 to 3 centuries ago.
After a quick tour of the site, we reach the seaside, with a first stop at the black sand beach of Kehena Black Sand beach, then we return to the road. How beautiful the coast is in this place! We do not hesitate to stop regularly to admire the postcard decor!
The road then leads us to MacKenzie State Park, where we stop under the pine trees and then to Ahalanui Beach Park. We enjoy ourselves in the water at a little over 32°, heated for the magma that does not pass far from the surface. This swim is a treat!
Our last stop will be a superb snorkelling session at the Kapoho Tide Pools, located at the tip of the island. Here it's a life-size aquarium, it's fabulous! The bottom is covered with corals and the fish are in impressive numbers. Our best snorkeling session in Hawaii!
It is 5 p. m., the time to go to Kalapana to observe the lava at nightfall. The continuation in the following Vlog :)