This was just the icing on the cake. It put the island volcanic offerings into perspective. On road and off road the offerings of more lava, hot pools, impressive beaches, lava tree walks, walking on young reclaimed lava land and a sparkly beach were great additions to an already special three days. With the additional shopping for nuts and candies and the final drop of at the airport in time for our flight to Maui.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aloha Janet! The Puna Coast is a remarkable area to explore and I'm so glad you were able to include that while on the Big Island. Wishing you all the best and many safe travels. Mahalo nui loa!