Ahu Nau Nau, Easter Island

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One of the most important moai archeological sites on Easter Island, Ahu Nau Nau boasts seven ancient statues restored to their former glory in 1980 by Sergio Rapu. Located on the golden sand of Anakena Beach, these monoliths have enjoyed better preservation than most over time, as sand accumulated by wind kept them partly buried for a long time. Survey the red coral topknots perfectly placed on the heads of the four larger statues. Head behind the moai to observe some ancient petroglyphs representing the legendary lizard man, a figure of folklore among Easter Island inhabitants. For Ahu Nau Nau and beyond, use our Hanga Roa online trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Hanga Roa vacation.
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  • As not so many people come here is your beach?, you can hog the MOAI. However, going up while buried in the sand, so the gritty to the shoes.
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  • Another platform with statues but located on the beautiful sandy beach. Possibility to swim in the Pacific is safe.
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  • a place where the mystery joins the ancestral, where you little human being with all the technology that you still don't understand the universe! here many years ago understood everything!
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  • A moai site that is next to a beach or on it!
  • A lovely little beach with a great set of mauais
  • The beach was welcoming after touring the island all day.
  • It's bad, it's came from devil.
  • It's so mysterious I want to explore

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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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