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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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  • This could well be the best beach on Easter Island. But it is a simple beach, not what we had imagined as a tropical paradise. The scenery is OK, the nearby moai is good, but I would not come to Easte...  more »
  • This is the only real sandy beach on the island (there are some other mini beaches, but nothing to compare). So it is very visited, but still nice, with many palm trees in the grassy park prior to the...  more »
  • As it is a volcanic island rocks are black so this place is surprisingly a beach with white sand ,almost . Lots of high palm trees make it a good spot to spent a few hours  more »