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Anakena Beach, Easter Island
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At Anakena Beach, stand in awe of the mighty "ahu" sculptures that have watched over mysterious Easter Island for centuries. Legend has it that the beach was the landing place of Hotu Matu'a, the tribal chief who arrived on the island with a party of two canoes, settling the territory. Examine the striking facial features of these sculptures, which date from between 1250 and 1500 CE. After you've appreciated the staggering history and the powerful monoliths, enjoy the white coral sand and lapis lazuli waters of the beach. Add Anakena Beach to your Hanga Roa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hanga Roa vacation route planner.
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  • Place removed from another world... nothing appears this beach. Maravilada with colors, white sands, its calm water. Fed up wind when I visited it... but it is the least. A place not to be missed, again a thousand times.
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  • In our visit to Easter Island, go to the Anakena beach is a visit that should not be left on side. It is a beautiful white sandy beach, and in general, water has a light waves, sometimes not so much, but you should GO. Lead block and desire to spend a beautiful day.
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  • He is not a large beach but if of a safety pin. Its white sand, the pleasant temperature water and an environment of Palm trees and history make it a must-see. While there are not many comforts, that is solved. The island is the island and have to start from this basis.
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