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Waipio Valley, Hawaii

Waipio Valley is a valley located in the Hamakua District of the Big Island of Hawaii. "Waipio" means "curved water" in the Hawaiian language. It was the capital and permanent residence of many early Hawaiian kings up until the time of King Umi. A place celebrated for its red pepper tree known as the "Nioi wela o Paakalana" .

The valley floor at sea level is almost 2000 feet below the surrounding terrain. A steep road leads down into the valley from a lookout point located on the top of the southern wall of the valley.

The shore line in the valley is a black sand beach, popular with surfers. A few taro farms are located in the valley.

Several large waterfalls fall into the valley to feed the river which flows from the foot of the largest falls at the back of the valley out to the ocean

SPANISH: Bastante al Norte de la Isla se encuentra el Waipio Valley, al cual para acceder a el, hay que tener un 4x4 o bajar caminando por un desnivel increible, asi que como no teniamos un 4x4, pues ya sabeis que es lo que nos toco. En la playa descubrimos el por que Hawaii es la cuna del surf, y es que ya podeis ver, como desde bien pequeños los niños practican el deporte por escelencia de la isla. En la ultima foto estamos subimos en la parte trasera de un pick up al que nos subimos haciendo auto stop, por que la subida era para morirse por en el intento.



March 2008

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