EASTER ISLAND


RAPA NUI


Discover the magic of one of the most remote inhabited islands in the worldIsla-de-Pascua-Rapa-Nui

The island is located on the east edge of the Polynesian Triangle, in the south Pacific Ocean, with a latitude of 27° 9′ 10” South, and a longitude of 109° 27′ 17” West. The closest continental point is the coast of Chile at a distance of 3,526 Km. It’s located 2,075 Km west of the Pitcairn Islands and 4,351 Km from Papeete (Tahiti) to the southwest, so that Easter Island is one of the most isolated inhabited islands in the world.Read more…


HISTORY & MISTERY


■ MoaiMoai Isla de Pascua

The moai or Easter Island heads or Easter Island statues, represent the most important pieces of Rapa Nui art and they have become its trademark. However, in spite of their abundance, there are around 600 moai distributed throughout the whole island and 397 are in the Rano Raraku quarry, there are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding these stone giants. Read more…

■ Myths and legendsEaster Island Myths and legends

The Easter Island mystery is mainly due to its isolation. This made the Rapa Nui culture and history have not been completely unraveled and made the Easter Island myths and legends very relevant. Read more…

■ Rongo RongoRongo Rongo Isla de Pascua

Rongorongo scripture, or kohau rongo rongo as the natives call it, is a scripture system consisting of glyphs carved on wood or tablets, which to this day have yet to be deciphered. Read more…




LIVING TRADITIONS


■ Tapati Rapa NuiEaster Island Tapati Festival

The Tapati Rapa Nui festival, which literally means “Rapa Nui week”, is the most important cultural festival in Easter Island, and it is celebrated every year during the first two weeks of February. This festival was born in 1968 with the goal of promoting the Rapanui culture among the islanders and instilling a sense of belonging within the youth. Read more…

■ Music and dancesMusic and dances Easter Island

The Rapa Nui ancestral dances have been lost or merged, though it’s still possible to find indigenous music rooted in the orally-transmitted legends that are songs and dances dedicated to the gods, spirit warriors, the rain or love. Read more…

■ Crafts & ShoppingCrafts & Shopping Easter Island

The Rapa Nui crafts and souvenirs available in Easter Island are diverse and range from cheap necklaces or key rings to authentic works of art made of stone and wood whose value can reach several thousand dollars. Read more…

NATURE


■ BeachesEaster Island beaches

The Easter Island beaches are ideal for swimming all year round. The sea in this part of the Pacific Ocean is quiet with a fascinating turquoise color and the perfect temperature. Read more…

■ VolcanoesEaster Island Volcanoes

Easter Island emerged as a result of the various volcanic eruptions that happened thousands of years ago in this part of the Pacific Ocean.
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■ CavesEaster Island Caves

The flow of the lava towards the sea formed channels that, when they cooled, turned into caves. Some Easter Island caves are small and others are several hundred meters long. Read more…




TOURISM


■ ToursEaster Island Tours

The best way not to miss anything and learn everything possible about the fascinating Rapa Nui culture, is to do some of the tours offered by various travel agencies. Read more…

■ RoutesEaster Island Tours

Though Easter Island is a small island, it has much to offer its visitors and you shouldn’t underestimate the time it takes to get to know and enjoy it to the fullest. Read more…

■ Useful dataUseful data

When to visit the island, how to get, how to move and what prices are some of the many questions that have the travelers. Here we try to help you to plan your trip. Read more…




ACCOMMODATION


■ HotelsEaster Island Hotels

The construction of new and modern hotels in Easter Island has contributed significantly to the improvement of local tourism. Read more…

■ CabinsEaster Island Cabins

There are many choices and you can find cabins of all sizes, from small ones for two people to large ones of several rooms for large groups. Read more…

■ Camping SitesEaster Island Camping Sites

For those traveling on a budget and looking for cheap accommodation in Easter Island, camping is the cheapest option in Rapa Nui. Read more…



SPORTS & ACTIVITIES


■ Horseback ridingEaster Island Horseback riding

Several tours are offered around the island, and the horseback rides can last from a few hours to two days, including lodging, fishing and traditional food in the longer ones. Read more…

■ DivingEaster Island Diving

Easter Island is an ideal place for diving and snorkeling, because the waters are so clear and transparent that visibility can reach up to 60 meters. Read more…

■ Boat ridesEaster Island Boat rides

The boat trips give the opportunity to navigate to the motus, or nearby islets, observe the sea life and appreciate the island from a different perspective. Read more…

■ SurfingEaster Island Surfing

The surf on Easter Island offers a thorough mix of excellent waves for those who wish to surf, whether they are beginners or experienced surfers. Read more…



RAPA NUI EXPERIENCES


■ Body paintingEaster Island Body painting

Body painting or Takona is until today one of the most important features of Rapa Nui dances and rituals, each drawing and color had a meaning that identified the person who wore it. Read more…

■ TattooEaster Island Tattoos

As in other Polynesian islands, this art had a fundamentally spiritual connotation and in some cases the tattoo was considered as a recipient of divine force or mana. Read more…

■ WeddingsEaster Island Wedding Marriages

Ancestral marriages are organized according to each partner, and can range from simple rites to full ceremonies with photo shoots, videos, and traditional curanto or “Umu”. Read more…



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Digital copies of moai are created
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