In the Hawaiian language, the word ‘pahoa’ means dagger or knife. It is unknown when the indigenous Hawaiians settled the area during pre-contact times, but the deep, rich soil and important protected archeological sites in the area suggest a long history of habitation. Pahoa town is a step back into time. Pahoa is close to Lava Tree State Park, Kapoho Beaches, and amazing jungles.
Pahoa is located at the end of HWY 130.