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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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  • Great sandy beach with Moais, its incredible history and palm trees. Anakena is a beautiful Bay with a fine sandy beach, which of Easter Island to the few bathing there. White sand with turquoise Wasserin in which you can swim easily. Behind two beautiful Åhus. Toilets and small restaurants are on site. There is something for everyone. For the Moais, so culture, play one for others in the sand, swim, barbecue and much more. And also shopping is possible. 
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  • I'm not much beach but Anakena is very beautiful!, the water is heated and not feel like out of the sea! the best is that it is not very crowded (or at least the days when I was) rich juices that sell on the way to parking lots, is advisable to carry cash because almost anywhere they receive plastic!
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  • This white coral sand beach is the only sandy beach on the island. The scenario that the visitor is faced is a breathtaking spectacle. The Moai in the background dominate the sea is calm and clear water and form the backdrop to this enchanting scenery. Even if you don't go on Easter Island for spa stays, this beach is well worth a stop. A corner of paradise where nature and archaeology are the ideal combination. Not to be missed!
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