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Anakena Beach, Easter Island

(4.8/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • After a short trip on the site of 15 Moais, we went on this beach to enjoy the sea. The site is clean and nice swimming. Some small shops are there to enjoy the view while enjoying a cocktail. Plus: some Moais are positioned with this beach.
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  • This beach was beautiful and also had a Moai so was both relaxing and interesting. A good place to relax. 
  • Beautiful beach, quiet, clean and the water is very pleasant, even that is a bit expensive buy them things that sold there (food, drinks, bathrooms)
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