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MAKAWAO/KULA

Makawao is the last real paniolo (Hawaiian for cowboy) town on Maui. Traveling to Makawao, you leave behind the lowland fields of sugar cane and pineapples to arrive at upland pastures bordered by tall forests. Portuguese immigrants who started raising cattle on the upland slopes settled the town. In the 1970ís, Makawao began to change. New merchants, artists, and alternative healing practitioners began to move into town. Now you can buy art glass, Oriental medicine, homemade baked goods, designer jeans, contemporary paintings, and more in the shopping area.

Kula is the place to go if you want wonderful views of the central valley, plus good restaurants and flower farms. On the slopes of Haleakala, Kula is Mauiís breadbasket. Farms around Kula grow Maui onions, lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus, carrots, cauliflowers, and cabbage as well as cut flowers.


ACCOMMODATIONS
Camping - Haleakala National Park - Headquarters: P.O. Box 369, Makawao, HI 96768 (808)572-4400
Kula Lodge and Restaurant - Haleakala Hwy., Rte. 377 Kula - (808)878-1535 / (800)233-1535

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS
Haleakala National Park - Headquarters: P.O. Box 369 Makawao - (808)572-4400
Kahua Institute Spiritual Retreat Center - P.O. Box 1747 Makawao - (808)572-6006
Pony Express Tours - PO Box 535 Kula - (808)667-2200

ENTERTAINMENT
Casanova Restaurant - 1188 Makawao Avenue, Makawao - (808)572-0220

RESTAURANTS/CATERING
Casanova Restaurant - 1188 Makawao Avenue, Makawao - (808)572-0220
Haliimaile General Store - 900 Haliimaile Rd., Haliimaile - (808)572-2666
Kula Lodge and Restaurant - Haleakala Hwy., Rte. 377 Kula - (808)878-1535 / (800)233-1535

SHOPPING
Al & Joannie's Grass Shack - Kula - (808)876-0213

HEALTH/WELLNESS
Maui School of Therapeutic Massage - 1043 Makawao Ave., Ste. 207, Makawao - (808)572-2277
New Waves Wellness Center, Inc. - 1170 Makawao Avenue, Makawao - (808)572-5551 / (877)787-4440

REAL ESTATE
Landmark Maui Properties - P.O. Box 429 Makawao - (800)787-MAUI

BUSINESS SERVICES
Aloha Aina Builders - 47 Kahoea Place, Kula - (808)878-8485