Spectacular Beach with Sand of Unusual Color
Beach “Papakolea” has truly green sand. Emerald shade of sand is due to the semi-precious mineral beryl, having a volcanic origin. Beach acquires olive-golden hue, and the surrounding mountain range which was once the volcano also has blotches of green stone. It is strictly forbidden to carry this precious sand from the beach, but because of the stormy tide swimming is not safe, so Papakolea beach is just the place for tourists. It is not so easy to reach this beach: first you need to obtain a special permit, and then have to walk 4 hours or pay $ 15 to local residents, who will take you there on a SUV.