From snowy alpine to tropical, arid to semi arid and temperate climates, the Big Island boasts to have about eleven out of the 13 climate zones in the world! The largest of the volcanic islands located in the North Pacific Ocean and the biggest island in the United States, the island is a natural marvel. Its stunning coastline of black, white and green sand beaches is interspersed with rugged volcanic beauty, coral reefs, cascading waterfalls and nature's bounty. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a stunning landscape of molten lava flows, snow-capped peaks and rainforests. It is the home of the Thurston Lava Tube. Mauna Kea's summit is a renowned stargazing spot. Besides its geological wonders, it also features historic sites such as Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Kona Coffee Living History Farm.