Puako

About Puako

Puako is a small oceanfront community on the Big Island’s Kohala Coast, located between Mauna Kea Resort and Mauna Lani Resort. The town is one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets, known for its laid-back old Hawaiian community atmosphere. The weather is great all year around, averaging 75 degrees and receiving only 10 inches of rain per year on average. At the entrance of Puako Beach Drive, there is a popular boat harbor. Locals as well as visitors enjoy fishing, diving and kayaking. Another attraction is its large collection of petroglyphs carved into volcanic rocks. The Puako petroglyph field contains over 3,000 ancient rock drawings. But the best way to enjoy the charm of Puako is to stroll along its shore, explore tide pools, watch sunsets and talk to the people. And during whale season (October to February), it is not unusual to observe a whale breaching just off the shoreline.
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Are there any home owner’s associations with CC&Rs?

Most properties are not associated with a home owner’s association and are not subject to CC&Rs except in condominiums. However, there is a community association called Puako Community Association (PCA). It is a wonderful organization which is resolved to protect the quality of life in Puako at a personal and legislative level. Their annual dues are $25. The PCA is a Non-Profit 501 C3 organization and all membership fees and additional donations are tax deductible.

Are there design guidelines and an architectural review committee?

Most do not, relying on the county requirements.

How many properties are there in Puako?

There are about 180 properties, about half of them are oceanfront. Additionally, there are 38 units in the Puako Condominiums.