Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

Easter Island (Rapa Nui), photo by Jantoniov
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) (photo by Jantoniov)
 

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is one of the most isolated islands on Earth.

Officially a territory of Chile, it lies far off in the Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway to Tahiti.

It is most famous for its enigmatic giant stone statues, built centuries ago, which reflect the history of the dramatic rise and fall of the most isolated Polynesian culture.

Today, Rapa Nui National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its residents rely much on the tourism and economic links to Chile and daily flights to Santiago. As with many native peoples, the Rapa Nui seek a link to their past and how to integrate their culture with the political, economic, and social realities of today.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Pacific Bungalows

Offering a terrace and views of the garden, Pacific Bungalows is situated in Hanga Roa in the Easter Island Region. Tahai is 1.8 km away. The accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$175

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Cabañas Rapa Nui Keka

Offering a garden, Cabañas Rapa Nui Keka offers pet-friendly accommodation in Hanga Roa. Tahai is 900 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$125

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La Casa de Hatirenga

Set in Hanga Roa in the Easter Island Region, 1.4 km from Tahai, La Casa de Hatirenga features a barbecue and terrace. Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum is 1.8 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$250

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Cabañas Tutunoa

Offering a garden, Cabañas Tutunoa offers accommodation in Hanga Roa. Tahai is 600 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units include a flat-screen TV. Some units have a terrace and/or patio. Average score from 270 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$50

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Te Ngahu Bungalows

Offering a garden, Te Ngahu Bungalows is set in Hanga Roa, 1.1 km from Tahai. Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum is 1.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$98

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Chez Mireya Et Davy

Chez Mireya Et Davy

Set in Hanga Roa, Chez Mireya Et Davy is 400 metres from Tahai. Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum is 700 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a dining area and/or terrace. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

$100

$1009.7
Cabañas Henua Iti

Cabañas Henua Iti

Surrounded by nature and located only a 5-minute drive from the town centre, Cabañas Henua Iti offers self-catering bungalow accommodations in Hanga Roa. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$90

 
$909.2
Hotel Tekarera - Kainga Nui

Hotel Tekarera - Kainga Nui

Surrounded by a fragrant forest, Hotel Tekarera - Kainga Nui offers comfortable accommodations in Hanga Roa. The hotel is 150 metres from Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum and 300 metres from the beach. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$90

 
$909.2
Hostal Raioha

Hostal Raioha

Comfortable bungalows and rooms surrounded by gardens can be enjoyed in Hanga Roa, 1 km from Mataveri Airport. Hostal Raioha has bungalows with kitchen facilities and rooms with private bathrooms. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$100

 
$1009.2
Cabañas Moai

Cabañas Moai

Set in Hanga Roa, Cabañas Moai is 200 metres from Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum. Tahai is 500 metres from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$99

 
$999.1
Te Ngahu Bungalows

Te Ngahu Bungalows

Offering a garden, Te Ngahu Bungalows is set in Hanga Roa, 1.1 km from Tahai. Hanga Roa Anthropological Museum is 1.4 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Some units feature a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$98

 
$989.0
Cabañas Teo

Cabañas Teo

Situated in Hanga Roa, this apartment features a patio. Featuring free private parking, the apartment is 1.9 km from Tahai. The kitchen is fitted with an oven, a toaster and a fridge, as well as a kettle. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$100

$1009.0
Cabañas Koreto

Cabañas Koreto

Featuring free WiFi access and surrounded by a magnificent and tranquil garden, Cabañas Koreto offers bungalow accommodations in Hanga Roa. Breakfast is optional and available for an extra fee. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$100

$1009.0
IPC Lodge

IPC Lodge

Featuring a garden and BBQ facilities, IPC Lodge offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi in Hanga Roa. Free airport transfers and free guided visits to Tahai Archeological Site are provided. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$100

 
$1009.0
Cabañas Hare Henua

Cabañas Hare Henua

Featuring free WiFi in public areas, Cabañas Hare Henua offers pet-friendly accommodation in Hanga Roa. Pets may be accommodated at this property, although extra charges may apply. A free shuttle airport shuttle service is provided for guests. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$85

 
$858.8
Cabañas Maheva Rapanui

Cabañas Maheva Rapanui

Featuring a large garden and a 24-hour front desk, Cabañas Maheva Rapanui offers self-catering accommodation in Hanga Roa. The city centre is 5 km away and Mataveri airport is 2 km from the property. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$80

 
$808.7
Tuava Bungalows

Tuava Bungalows

Cabañas Tuava is located in Hanga Roa, 500 metres from the financial area and 800 metres from Tahai archaeological site. The accommodation will provide you with a fully equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with shower. Average score from 57 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$100

 
$1008.7
Cabañas Kaituoe

Cabañas Kaituoe

Cabañas Kaituoe offers accommodation in Hanga Roa. This property welcomes guests with a free airport shuttle service, which includes a welcoming flower necklace and a complimentary short city tour. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$85

 
$858.6
Cabañas Moana Nui

Cabañas Moana Nui

Cabañas Moana Nui comprises self-catering bungalows with a light-wood interior and a garden, in Hanga Roa. Mataveri International Airport is just a 3-minute drive away. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$90

 
$908.6
Inaki Uhi Hotel

Inaki Uhi Hotel

Located on Atamu Tekena island’s main street, 600 metres from Pea beach and from Mataveri airport, Inaki Uhi Hotel offers fully equipped common kitchens and free Wi-Fi in Hanga Roa. Average score from 120 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$80

 
$808.5
Chez Hiva

Chez Hiva

Situated in Hanga Roa, 600 metres from Tahai, Chez Hiva features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. A terrace or patio are featured in certain... Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$85

$858.3
Tekena Inn

Tekena Inn

Located 100 metres from the commercial area and 150 metres from Pea beach, Hanga Roa creek and Otai archeological centre, Tekena Inn offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Easter Island. A garden is featured on site. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$85

 
$858.2

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Moai (Statues)

The main travel attraction on Easter Island are the Moai statues, standing upon ceremonial platforms called Ahu. Ahus are mostly located along the coastline of the island. First time visitors may be struck by how many archaeological sites there are around the island, where you can be virtually alone depending the season and time of the day.

The two entrances, Rano Raraku and Orongo, require entrance to the national park that can be bought at the airport upon arrival or, alternatively, at the CONAF office. The same entrance is valid in both locations so make sure you keep your ticket safe. The rest of the island can be visited without an entrance.
Natural
Beaches
Easter Island features two white sand beaches:

Anakena, on the north side of the island, is an excellent shorebreak bodysurfing location. There's a small parking lot, a restroom/changing facility (costing $1 U.S.D.), several small BBQ joints with cold drinks, and a shaded picnic area.

Ovahe, not far from Anakena. This beautiful and desolate beach is surrounded by breathtaking cliffs.
Hiking and Trekking
Hiking is fairly easy on Easter Island and it's not necessary to hire a guide.

Terevaka, the highest point of the island, is an easy route. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach top of the hill and about one hour for the return (from and to Ahu Akivi). Other option is to start from Vaitea (approx. halfway to main beach Anakena).

Rano Kau can be easily reached by foot. When you'll reach volcano, take the path on the east side of the crater to see some scenery not accessible with vehicles.

The northeast coast is a route that takes approx. 5-7 hours and requires some planning and preparations ahead.
Other Interests:
Natural
Fishing
Diving
Ocean Wildlife
Volcanoes

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