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Ahu Akivi, Easter Island

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See the sacred Ahu Akivi, a religious site on Easter Island that contains seven moai stone figures carved between the 13th and 17th centuries. The identical human-like statues were discovered in 1955 and restored in 1960 by a team of American and Chilean archaeologists. The statues have an astronomic importance, facing the sunset during the vernal equinox and showing their backs to the sunrise during the autumnal equinox. A visit to Ahu Akivi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hanga Roa vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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  • Nothing out of the ordinary, once you have seen many moais, except for the inland location. A nice sidetrip, if you have the time.  more »
  • During my journey through Rapa Nui, l learned that virtually all of the Moai face inland, away from the ocean. So, it was fascinating to finally see Ahu Akivi. The 7 Moai on this Ahu face the ocean. M...  more »
  • The seven moaïs are impressive. The site was restored with precision. The moaïs are facing inland because they represent the seven explorers that where sent by the king (think polynesia) to discover t...  more »
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  • It soo nice! With the view with the statues and the beach! I recommend to go to this place
  • Peaceful location. Toilet inside the store here is expensive. Try to avoid it.
  • The only moais on the island that are looking out towards the ocean. The roads to get to these ones are pretty poor but all good in a 4x4.
  • Not the best on the island
  • This is not the location for Ahu Akivi; this is the side of the Orongo crater. The correct coordinates are: -27° 6' 53.48", -109° 23' 41.87" Google: can we edit or delete this location?