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Anakena Beach, Easter Island

4.8
#1 of 51 in Beaches in Chile
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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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  • Getting off the bus, the view is postcard. They amaze you colors special which are unique on the island. All together beautiful waters and white sand surrounded by tropical greenery decorated with monuments (MOAI) that are there forever. You can find places to serve you rich dishes and juices or for a family picnic.
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  • Far one of the best beaches I've ever been, with a beautiful place of warm waters and low waves of soft sand, surrounded by Palm trees and an ahu with MOAI welcomed this "mysterious and beautiful island", the tranquility that exists in this place is priceless!
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  • It is a beautiful beach one can enter many meters since it is short, very quiet wave, has a small fair with typical items and a few small restaurants where one can enjoy a few empanadas rich, the tuna are not to be missed, if they are lucky that we had be able to see some native climb to get his large Palm trees coconuts very nice experience.
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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

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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