Holualoa has a rich past, dating back to the Hawaiian Kingdom when it was originally established as an agricultural area because of its fertile soil and ample rainfall. The area has been dominated by coffee since it was first planted here in 1828, although sugar cane was grown here from the early twentieth century through the '30s. Many of the early buildings from when Mamalahoa Highway was the primary thoroughfare around the island still stand are in use today. Twenty informational signs throughout the historic corridor mark noteworthy buildings.
Many of our old buildings display informational signage, courtesy of the Pulama 'Ia Kona Heritage Preservation Council. View the signs below, or look for them as you stroll the village.