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Ahalanui Park

Highway 137, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Pahoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Hot Springs/ Geysers
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I love to swim here because there is a lava vent beneath the pool that keeps it warm (not as warm as a hot tub, but cozy). However Hurricane Isele did a number on this place. I last swam there about 10 days after Isele and there is still a lot of work to do to restore it to its... More

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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Warm ocean water sloshing in a protected tide pool, this is a great spot for families and folks of all ages. Parking is close by, although it is a bit of a drive to get there. Water temperatures vary slightly around the pond, so choose your favorite spot. Especially lovely when it's raining, as the rain tends to limit the... More

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Salinas, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very nice swimming area heated by the volcano to very warm water! Sit by the wall and feel the hot water jet out with the tide. Lifeguards on duty. Picnic tables and porta potties available. This park use to be open 24/7 but not anymore. It's now got a chain link fence and is locked up in the evenings.

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Simi Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Real cute little pool, temperature about 90 % in the water, some colder areas. The ocean water pours into the pool. Lots of ladders to climb in. I didn't all the Coconut trees on the walls where you sit because it was windy, I was afraid the coconuts may fall off and hit me in the head.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Of all the places I visited during my three weeks on the Big Island, this was the most disappointing. My wife gets cold easily when swimming at most beaches, so I thought a naturally-heated pool would be a great treat for her. But the water was lukewarm at best. There were no bathroom facilities (a porta potty is not a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I thought it was just ok but the kids really enjoyed playing in the water here. There's also good shower facilities available and plenty of free parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped here on a tour of the coast. There were great picnic facilities and a good view of the ocean. The place was swarming with tourists so we got some great people watching in as well. We only dipped our toes in after reading about the bacteria risks, and were glad we stayed out, as the next day our... More

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Keaau, Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a popular place for locals and travelers to soak and swim in the naturally heated pond right next to the ocean.

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ny, USA
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were spending the afternoon driving around the Puna region and happened upon this place frequented by locals. Not fancy - no amenities. A perfect calm place for young children to take a dip in the sea in an area otherwise characterized by crashing waves and strong currents. This is actually a stone enclosure built by the WPA which encircles... More

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Florissant, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My second visit to this spot, this time there was a sea turtle sunning itself of the beach (attracting everybody that was there) they should never be approached to close as this is one of their last beaches they will come ashore, but absolutely amazing. Always a great, only slightly out of the way to go for a great memory.... More

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