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Kalaupapa Cliffs


 Are you planning a trip to Hawaii , but do not know what to start with? Just cannot decide what island to visit ? No matter which of the Hawaiian Islands you come, you are guaranteed fantastic beaches, hospitality and cuisine almost everywhere. However, each island has its own unique flavor. We suggest to recharge the powerful energy of the main island of Molokai. Relax on the island of Molokai, which will offer something interesting and pleasant, especially for those who like most of the time to rest in peace. To my surprise admire the majestic sea cliffs on the ancient island of Molokai.


The Molokai Island


Ideal for exploring the local culture, the Molokai Island provides an opportunity to experience adventures and plunge into the story. Most Hawaiians - more than 50% of the population of the island of Molokai are indigenous peoples. The local residents are trying to consistently maintain and protect their land and culture, not hindering the tourism development .There is an atmosphere of love everywhere and friendliness, and travelers can find true feelings and hospitality here, and not the usual greeting for the money. Saint Damien, a young priest, who in 1873 traveled to a remote peninsula here, Kalaupapa to care for people with leprosy, was recognized as the first saint of America. Today, the fantastic beauty of the peninsula is a national park and visiting it will be one of the best adventures in Hawaii. The beauty of the local nature attracts many visitors. Here you can admire the world's highest sea cliffs, the mist-covered tropical forests, the hidden waterfalls and the deserted beaches. And these are just some of the exotic reasons that beckon on this island.




Kalaupapa is a village of the island of Molokai in the state of Hawaii, the U.S.A . It is located on the Kalaupapa Peninsula , on the basis of the highest coastal cliffs in the world that are more than 1010 meters from the Pacific Ocean (the highest is Thumbnail , in Greenland , with about 1,500 m 1 ). Kaulapapa village was a former stronghold of lepers , attended by the Catholic missioner Damien de Veuster . At its peak, over 1,200 men, women and children were exiled to this island . The Privacy Act was enacted by King Kamehameha V and maintained in effect until 1969 , when it was finally abolished. Today, that neighborhood facilities are part of the Kalaupapa National Historical Park .


Imagine the sea cliffs that rise defiantly above the water's edge ... the carved waterfalls through volcanic valleys ... and sandy beaches that stretch to the horizon. This largely undeveloped island of Hawaii is a true treasure. There are no stoplights here. The palm trees grow taller than any building on this island . You can discover the ancient Hawaiian ponds once reserved for the Hawaiian royalty here, or explore the beauty of Molokai intense riding. Discover the isolated village of Kalaupapa where a ruthless dedication Father Damien will be forever remembered. After using the place as an exile for those who suffered of the Hansen’s disease (leprosy), Kalaupapa is now a National Historic Park, accessible via a mule.


Be sure to hang along the shore of the Papokaku beach, the largest white sand beach in Hawaii. Papokaku lazily stretches for three miles along the west coast of Molokai.

Others The Most Dramatic Sea Cliffs in the World .

Unique marine paradise… Wild and rugged, with coves and deserted sandy beaches with crystal clear water and often reachable only by sea, secluded anchorages on the background are the magnificent cliffs and mountains, sometimes with sleeping little ports where you can enjoy fresh fish caught daily, brought by the local fishermen.
  What is a sea cliff?   A sea cliff is a steep rock created by erosion along a coast.
The word cliff applies to any rocky escarpment, near a coast.
  Types of cliffs   We can distinguish: low cliffs (height less than 2 meters ), medium cliffs (between 2 and 10 meters) and high cliffs (over 10 meters).
The highest cliffs in the world, Kahiwa Falls , are located in Hawaii on the Molokai Island, and they are about 610 meters high.
  Cliff formation   Cliffs are formed:   by the action of horizontal erosion on an elevated bank  either by vertical action digging on a substrate rock  or by a differential erosion on two types of rocks , one being more sensitive than the other.
At the foot of the cliffs are usually the remains of their collapse phase in the form of piles of rocks.
The importance of these clusters often depends on the sensitivity of the erosion of the rock.
  Nesting habitats   Enjoy the close-up views of the beautiful sides of the rock nesting colonies, with binoculars and telescopes provided.
If you someday visit a sea cliff, you can closely look and see a basking adder, while at sea, may be porpoises and dolphins.
The sea cliffs provide nest sites for about 4,000 birds, including puffins, guillemots, auks and fulmars.
Other birds that use this habitat include Peregrines and Ravens.
Seabird populations are monitorized not to be bothered and any disturbances to the colony are minimized.
  Visitors’ value   The beauty of the reserves with seabird spectacles, operational lighthouses and many sites of geological and of archaeological interest, make the sea cliffs very popular among visitors.
These are major tourist attractions to enhance the flow of tourist revenue to islands and seas.
If possible, you will be provided support by the local communities and you will be transported to another slower, more relaxing time.
  As the cliffs are located along rocky coastlines, being on the top of them offers stunning and spacious views.
Sea cliffs are the most beautiful parts of the seas.
The array of barren rocks, the reefs and beaches serve as the best opportunities for excellent tours for a day, swimming and romantic vacations.
Sea cliffs are good spots, splendid isolations for relaxation and meditation.

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