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Easter Island Travel Guide

Overview

Easter Island, known as Isla de Pascua in Spanish and Rapa Nui in the local indigenous language, is located 2300 miles off the coast of Chile in the South Pacific Ocean. It is one of the most isolated yet inhabited places on earth. Over  800 striking and mysterious moai statues punctuate the rough and rugged landscape and in 1995 UNESCO declared most of the 100 square mile island a world heritage site. The only town on the island is Hanga Roa in and around which all the hotels are located.

The legendary Moai statutes that are littered across the island are an imposing sight, but its their fascinating history that really captures the imagination.

Best months to visit Easter Island

Easter Island has a semi-tropical climate and can be visited most months of the year. However, we recommend going between September and March as these are the drier months.

Our hand-picked hotels on Easter Island

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truly exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our favourites on Easter Island.

Best reasons to visit Easter Island

Easter Island is perhaps Chile’s most iconic destination. Below are our top highlights.

White sand Anakena beach

Go to Ahu te pito kura for the largest Moai on the island

Visit the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku and numerous surrounding moai

Get your camera out for Ahu Tongariki, 15 huge moai statues

Ana Kai Tangata cave and spectacular ceremonial village of Orongo

Weather Averages for Easter Island

Other destinations in Chile

Venture further into Chile with our essential destination guides. Use the links below to keep exploring.

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