Ancient Landscapes in an Authentic Setting
Flanked by two volcanoes on a stunning crescent-shaped bay, Hilo is a gateway to the rest of the Hawaiian Islands on your Azamara® voyage.
Blessed with fertile lands and a warm tropical rainforest climate, Hilo is a haven for fresh produce. Stroll through the Hilo Farmers Market—one of the best open markets in Hawaii—and taste fresh fruit while perusing stalls full of local goods.
Walk along the streets of its charming downtown, stopping to learn more about the area’s fascinating history and flavor at the Lyman Museum, neighboring art galleries, and bustling restaurants.
Discover over 60 species of animals at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo. Stargaze at the state-of-the-art ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center. Learn about the region’s history of seismic activity at Hawaii’s only Tsunami Museum and explore its rich marine biodiversity at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center.
A short drive from Downtown Hilo, paradise awaits. Take in amazing waterfalls at the Wailuku River and Akaka Falls State Parks. Hike the charred craters and forests surrounding the Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes. Experience the essence of Hawaiian culture from this emerald in the Pacific.
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