Thanks to its nature, architecture and traditions, Easter Island or better known as Rapa Nui, it becomes an unmissable destination when you come to Chile. This island is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in which it is part of Oceania but being part of the insular territory of Chile.
One of the points to highlight about the island is that it still develops the native culture, in which the locals keep up to date their customs from years ago. Another of the most striking attractions of the island are the Moais, which were considered to be within the 7 wonders of the world for its ancient building.
Over the years, the Island has become one of the favorite places for tourists, who come not only to know the island for its archeology, but also for food, hotels and recreational activities that take place .
Following all these attributes that Easter Island has, Unesco declared Rapa Nui as a World Heritage Site in 1995.
Interesting activities to do on the island:
- Tour the island by motorcycle, scooter or bicycle (We recommend “Oceanic Rent a Car”, service) Link → https://www.houseandflats.com/
- Diving and watching sea turtles (We recommend “Mike Rapu Diving center”) Link → https://www.houseandflats.com/
- Trekking until you reach the crater of the Rano Kau volcano
- Sunbathing on Anakena beach
- See the moais of Ahu Akivi
- Watch the sunset in Ahu Tahai
- Tour Orongo
- Go to Easter Island National Park
For a pleasant, warm and reliable place, we recommend you stay at the Hotu Matua Hotel. You simply have to go to www.houseandflats.com and contact us to schedule your stay.
How to get to Easter Island?
There are 2 options to reach the Island, the first is by plane, in which the LATAM airline service offers flights every day. The flight lasts approximately 5 hours and 40 minutes, with a value of 135 thousand Chilean pesos to 145 thousand pesos (because prices fluctuate depending on the time).
The other option to get to the Island is by boat, although it is not the fastest but most economical option … If you decide to take this alternative, there are 3 options: Go on the Aquiles ship of the Chilean Navy, get on a yacht or Private sailboat, and finally, get on a cruise.
Recommendations for a good stay:
1.- Do not leave garbage on the islands, it is important to raise awareness and preserve what is a national heritage
2.- The telephone signal does not work quite well, so it is better to approach the WI-FI points offered by the different restaurants or areas of free access.
3.- Bring cash, since there are not many ATMs.
4.- Take into account the following documents to enter the island: