Ana Kai Tangata, Hanga Roa

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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. Put Ana Kai Tangata at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hanga Roa trip planning tool .
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  • It is impressive to see this cave, the drawings on the rocks described the beginning of the Rapa Nui, awesome views of the strength of the sea!
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  • Another Rapa Nui cave not to miss! Ana Kai Tangata is just off the main ocean road close to the airport on way to Orongo. Look for the signs. It's a short walk to the ocean where you will see a stairc...  more »
  • Is one of the places that you can go walking in the city without much effort. There's a ladder and a slightly irregular path to get to the cave. Have some old drawings but the prettiest for me was the view of the Pacific and violent sea breaking on the rocks. To take beautiful photos from there
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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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