Easter Island - Unique and Mysterious
Culture, adventure and a paradisiacal destination to rest is part of what awaits you on Easter Island. Come and discover its intriguing moai and the authentic spirit of this culture that is still present in its inhabitants!
Tour the Rapa Nui National Park or I'll whistle or you henua, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Rest on its beaches with pink sands, and discover volcanoes and meadows by bike, on foot or on horseback. Find absolute silence in the caverns of the island, explore the marine flora and fauna by diving in its warm waters or take advantage of its waves to surf.
Be immersed in the Rapa Nui culture by interacting with its inhabitants. Know its language and its delicious gastronomy. Fall in love with his exotic dances, his music and his polynesian costumes.
If you want an intense cultural experience, visit the island for the Tapati festival, which takes place every year in February. You will be able to experience the Rapa Nui's own traditions, paint your body as your ancestors did, and enjoy amazing competitions.
Enjoy this beach with warm, calm and turquoise waters, white coral sands and palm trees, which has as backdrop two ahus and their respective moai. A unique landscape that you can not miss.
Sunbathe and nothing on its shore, is the only beach on the island officially fit for bathing. Relax in the kiosks near the sea, where you can try the tuna empanadas and the traditional poe, sweet pudding prepared with squash and flour.
53 houses built with flat stones make up the ceremonial village, which hides rocks with petroglyphs that symbolize fertility: the bird man Tangata Manu and the Make Make, the great divinity for the rapa nui culture.
To reach it, the obligatory step is the crater of the Rano Kau volcano, whose shape cut out over the sea is simply overwhelming. Enjoy the mouths of the islanders themselves, the legends about their strong warriors and ride their magical lands on horseback.
Hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs are located in Hanga Roa, the nucleus of life on Easter Island. Walk through this town on foot, and enjoy the incessant company of the sea breeze. Get lost among its little streets, you will surely be surprised with a local gastronomy or craft shop.
Do not forget to visit its cove, where you will find diving schools, cafes and ice cream shops with ocean views. Sit to contemplate the sunset on its terraces and, if you're lucky, you'll meet some curious sea turtle looking for food on the surface.
Meet the silent spectators of Rapa Nui's past: the world famous moai, giant sculptures carved in compact ash. In the whole island there are more than 1,000 specimens, 400 of them are found in the quarries of the Rano Raraku volcano.
It crosses its surroundings, for many it is the most mystical place of Easter Island. From there, you can have a panoramic view of the Ahu Tongariki, the largest of the ceremonial centers on the island, with at least 15 erect moai.
Rano Kau Volcano
Discover the largest volcanic crater on Easter Island! The spectacular eruption of Rano Kau, two and a half million years ago, was one of the three that gave life to this magical island located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
With more than a kilometer in diameter, this impressive crater houses a large freshwater lagoon. See the small islands of totora and abundant vegetation and microfauna present in the water, and do not miss visiting the ceremonial village Orongo on the west end of the volcano.
There is no other inhabited place in the world that is as isolated in the sea as the Chilean Polynesia. This is how unique Easter Island is. And it is that same condition that gives it its authenticity and an aura of fascinating mystery.
Explore Rapa Nui, its beaches with pink sand, the volcanoes and meadows that compose it, and its more than 1,000 moai that were silent witnesses of a complex society.
Discover the intriguing culture of the Rapa Nui people during the Tapati, a traditional festival that takes place in February, where the skills of the various local teams are put to the test.
Share with the inhabitants of Rapa Nui its millenary and mysterious culture participating in the most important festival of the island. During the Tapati festival, the town is divided into two clans to represent the island's ancient castes, which will compete for days and nights in ancestral sports expressing their physical and artistic skills in traditional rituals. To close the party, there is a huge parade and the coronation of Queen Tapati takes place. It is celebrated from 02-18 February
Source: Chile's official tourism site.comments powered by Disqus