Trip Planner:   South America  /  Chile  /  Easter Island  /  Hanga Roa  /  Miscellaneous  /  Ana Kai Tangata

Ana Kai Tangata, Hanga Roa

(120+ reviews on the web)
Outdoor Activity
White-capped waves crash against the rocky shoreline near Ana Kai Tangata, concealing this hidden cave area. The cave is accessible at low and high tide and affords magnificent views of the coastline. A brief climb down the steps brings visitors to the cave's entrance, and further exploration reveals red and white drawings of birds on the rocky surface. The drawings were done with natural pigments and animal fat, but the cave's humidity has greatly hindered their preservation. The cave is believed to have been a meeting place for athletes taking part in the swimming competitions of the local Birdman cult. Use our Hanga Roa itinerary builder to add Ana Kai Tangata and other attractions to your Hanga Roa vacation plans.
Create a full Hanga Roa itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Hanga Roa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Hanga Roa by other users

27 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Chile BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Chile BY A USER FROM FINLAND January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in South America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Chile BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in South America BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Chile BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, culture, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Chile BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Chile BY A USER FROM TUNISIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is located south of Hanga Roa, way of Orongo. There is parking, but it is not difficult to walk from Hanga Roa. To reach the cave there to down a few stairs carved in the cliff, so it is not suitable for people with limited mobility. The cave is small and apparently suffers frequent landslides. The views out to sea are very nice and there are cave paintings. The visit lasts about 20 or 30 minutes at most. It is not a place not to be missed, but you can visit it if you have time and already visited major attractions of the island. To take advantage of the time can coordinate this visit with a visit to Orongo.
    View original
  • The day I was there, the guide directed not to enter the site, and in fact, was banned. The view of the Pacific, as well as other places on the island, is spectacular.
    View original
  • The view of the waves from the inside of the cave is beautiful and paintings of the Rapanui on the bird-man can be seen on its walls. One of the must-see spots of Easter Island
    View original