Heat Wave – How hot is Hawaii? So hot that lava from active volcanoes can reach a temperature of 1,250 degrees Celsius. Local legend has it that Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire and volcanoes resides in the Halema’uma’u Crater, at the summit of Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. Guests who stay At the Beach with Friends Bed & Breakfast in Hilo Hawaii can be on the lookout for Pele by taking a 40 minute drive to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you want to devote a day to sightseeing, ask the innkeeper to help you plan a day trip to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, Akaka Falls Park and Richardson’s black sand beach.
If you’d rather avoid a chance encounter with Pele, drop your bags off at Dragonfly Ranch in Honaunau, Hawaii and make your way to Old Hawaiian Coffee Farm. The ten acre farm produces organic coffee and caffeine addicts can even take a tour of the farm. Return to the inn for some more natural pleasures and learn about permaculture and nourish your body with organic papayas and vegetables. When morning arrives, make a play date with dolphins and head to the bay at Pu’uhonua O Honaunau.