Puako is considered by many people to have one of the most spectacular reefs in the state. While scuba diving, there are huge caverns and caves to explore as well as a colorful concentration of coral and marine life to view.
Puako is rich in Hawaiian history. Walk south along the ocean trail to see the petroglyphs (carvings etched into the lava rock that dominates the Kohala and Kona Coasts). There are approximately 3,000 individual designs scattered throughout the Puako Archaeological Fields. Tourists and locals can visit these ancient engravings by themselves or in a group tour.