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Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) is a Polynesian island located at the southeastern most tip of the Polynesian triangle. It is probably the most well known of the Chile attractions and is most famous for 887 moai statues that were created by the Rapanui people. Unlike most Polynesian Islands, its southern location makes the climate dry, and most of the island is bare. Easter Island was annexed by Chile in 1888, and was named by Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen who encountered the Island on Easter Sunday in 1722.
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What hotels are best choice in Easter island, Chile? How long is recommended to stay there? Thanks....
I can stop on easter island while going to tahiti, is it worth it?
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I am planning on a trip to Easter Island, and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to camp on the Island??
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Go to see the "Rapa Nui" movie (with Bruce Lee junior) in the only one theatre at Manavai cinema.tel:5632-100670
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The best spot to go watch a sunset is by Ahu Tahai, while the best sunrise location is at Ahu Tongariki.
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I was in Rapa Nui for a week last year and LOVED it!! Spectacular scenery, mysterious culture, great hiking and excellent SCUBA diving (did it every day, once or twice, and never repeated location!!). The islad never gets too crowded with tourists as there are maximun 2 flights per day during high season... People are relaxed, laid back, just talking to any local is an experience by it self. I recommend Hotel Manavai, really well located (one block away from Pea beach, few blocks from the main street) and proud owner of the town's only "cinema" where "Rapa Nui# movie plays 3-4 times per week (interesting to watch when you are there). Also, Te Moana restaurant on the main street. You can walk almost anywhere, yet renting motorbykes or horses is a good idea to go a bit further (i.e. Anakena). I loved this small island, in fact, I'm going back this year again!
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