Hanga Roa

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Anakena Beach featuring a beach as well as a small group of people

Experience the markets, museums and bustle of the island’s principal town and see the mysterious ceremonial sites and volcanic wonders on its outskirts.

As the main settlement on Easter Island, Hanga Roa is fairly developed encompassing hotels, restaurants and shops. The town has a large harbor that acts as a hub for local fishermen as well as lots of colorful buildings. Browse the boutiques and cafés of Atamu Tekena Avenue and peruse traditional items at the Mercado Artesanal Municipal.

More than 3,000 inhabitants now live in Hanga Roa, making up the vast majority of the island’s population. The local culture blends Polynesian and Chilean customs. Listen for both Spanish and Rapa Nui being spoken.

Look at historical relics, such as old fishing hooks and cooking utensils, in the Museum Antropológico Padre Sebastián. Elsewhere in town, the Church of Hanga Roa houses intricate wooden sculptures.

Head to the Ahu Akivi spiritual site on the outskirts of town to view the world-famous moai statues, known for their disproportionately large heads. Here seven 16-foot (5-meter) tall stone figures stand in a row facing the sea. Venture to the Rano Raraku volcanic crater to examine unfinished sculptures, among them the tallest moai on the island.

Climb up the extinct Rano Kau volcano and admire the mesmerizing views of the ocean and the island from the peak. The crater has a rainwater lake and its own microclimate, which helps supports vegetation that doesn’t grow anywhere else on the island.

For a relaxing day out, bring the family to Anakena Beach. Its soft, white sand is a welcome change from the predominantly rocky coastline. Swim in the water and rent snorkeling gear and umbrellas.

Easter Island has a warm climate year-round, with cooler temperatures between May and September. Find internet, ATMs and other useful services in Hanga Roa.

Find Hanga Roa in the southwestern corner of the island between the extinct volcanoes of Terevaka and Rano Kau. Flying from Santiago de Chile will take about 6 hours.

Hanga Roa is the cultural hub of Easter Island and makes a great base from which to explore some of the world’s most fascinating sacred sites.

Hotel Hare Uta
Hotel Hare Uta
4 out of 5
Av. Hotu Matua S/N, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
The price is £262 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Terevaka and within 6 miles (10 km) of Rapa Nui National Park and Puna Pau. Anakena Beach and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Beautiful setting. Pool is welcoming oasis. Restaurant is good, expanded menu would make it better."

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

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Nayara Hangaroa
Nayara Hangaroa
5 out of 5
Av Pont S/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pea Beach, Ana Kai Tangata and Mercado Artesanal Municipal. Ahu Vai Uri and Ahu Kote ...
4.3/5Excellent! (90 reviews)
"The hotel setting, attention, rooms, sunset, all are fabulous."

Reviewed on 23 Dec 2019

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explora Rapa Nui
explora Rapa Nui
5 out of 5
Te Miro Oone S/N, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
This family-friendly Hanga Roa hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Vaihu and Ahu Akahanga. Pea Beach and Mercado Artesanal Municipal are ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"The fact that every detail is taken in consideration and that the staff is super helpful and friendly made this place even more special. The rooms, the view, the common areas are beautiful and the food prepared was delicious. The explorations are well planned and the guides did know their material. ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

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Lodge Ana Iri
Lodge Ana Iri
3 out of 5
The price is £66 per night from 22 Sep to 22 Sep
Situated in the historical district, this cabin is within 2 miles (3 km) of Ana Kai Tangata, Pea Beach and Mercado Artesanal Municipal. Ahu Vai Uri and Ahu Kote ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"該處有兩所房子,一所戶主夫婦自住,另一租出給旅客。戶主很好人,曾到機場接我,可惜我未有看到。他又帶我到門票購買地點、提供交通費用資訊、膳食等資料,使得旅程非常暢順,但要注意如果入夜後才返房的話,最好先與戶主聯絡,因他飬有兩頭犬,晚上獨自上去可能會被嚇倒!"

Reviewed on 11 Apr 2019

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Cabañas Henua Iti
Cabañas Henua Iti
2.5 out of 5
Puku Rangi Uka sn, Sector Piataro, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
The price is £88 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
This family-friendly Hanga Roa cabin is located on the boardwalk, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ahu Tahai and Ahu Kote Riku. Ahu Akivi and Te Pahu Caves are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
What a great time we had!
"We were welcome by our hostess Tiare at the airport with flower leis and a warm smile. Instead of taking us back to the cabins immediately, Tiare drove us around Hanga Roa to show us where to find good local food, rental car, tours, etc. Upon arrival to our cabin there was a welcome drink waiting ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

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Villa Homiti - a spectacular house in Hanga Roa - Easter Island
Villa Homiti - a spectacular house in Hanga Roa - Easter Island
Tu'u Koihu sn, Hanga Roa, Valparaíso
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Mercado Artesanal Municipal and Pea Beach. Ahu Tahai and Ahu Vai Uri are also within 1 mile ...
Villa Homiti - a spectacular house in Hanga Roa - Easter Island
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