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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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  • juices, very rich, nbuena fruit, excellent service. I ate no other dishes but I saw what other people ate with very good appearance
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  • We took a tour and we ended at Anakena, a very nice beach with a beautiful view, take us, several photos and enjoy the place, not to be missed.
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  • Beach paradise in one end of the island, has waters warm and Sands white. To the get you find with a store and bathrooms with dressing rooms for which not van preparations. It is half an hour from the village by car and if it is by taxi, to coordinate the time of return since there is no sign of cellular in the place, so there is total disconnect for relaxation. It is full of Palm trees where one can take the shade, and there is also an ahu with MOAI interesting. If is wants to eat in the place there are 3 posts, as minis restaurants, that have the typical empanadas of tuna more other types of meals. There are also stalls that sell natural juices of pineapple, it guava and watermelon, as well as ice cream (very expensive for some, $2000) water is exquisite, quiet, and ideal for children or for people who don't like them sooo much waves.
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