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Discover Big Island

Big Island, also known as the island of Hawaii, is the largest and youngest of the Hawaiian islands. The island is still growing thanks to the regular lava flows of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet, which pour into the ocean.

Big Island is an island of incredible contrasts. Its two main massive volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, both culminate at over 4000 meters, offering a surprising range of climates that can be found in different places on the island. From the lush jungle to the arid areas and the mountain climate of the center, Big Island has something to impress, without forgetting its amazing Manta rays that live near Kona, the only place in the archipelago where you can see them.

Important information

Re-opening of access to Mauna Kea on December 28, 2019: After 6 months of closure, the road to Mauna Kea is finally reopened to the visitors! However, the protest movement against the construction of the new 30m telescope at the top of Mauna Kea is still going on.

What to do, what to see in Big Island

Big Island has many points of interest. You can also use the map to geolocate the different areas of the island and access the related articles. 

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