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Playa Ovahe, Hanga Roa

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One of the island's only beaches, Playa Ovahe stands out with its soft sands and relative lack of visitors. Head for the secluded spot and kick back on the fine, almost pink-colored sands that blanket the area, surrounded by towering cliffs of black volcanic rock. Look carefully and you'll even be able to spot the caves that dot the cliffs, supposedly once home to some of the island's residents. Keep in mind that though the blue water looks inviting, swimming here can be dangerous due to unpredictable tides and rip currents. To visit Playa Ovahe on your trip to Hanga Roa, use our Hanga Roa vacation builder.
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  • In front of statues Moais, the beach Ovahe, the only one of the island, offers a transparent water in a Cove with sandy.
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  • We were recommended not to go to this beach because it could be dangerous, but that was an invitation to get to know and how good visited it. Access is difficult you must cross a sector of rocks but beautiful volcanic and then on the beach rocks a red earth and pink sands. The sea is turquoise and has almost no sector of sand, in the time and date that I had these under a cliff with very argillaceous rock from which stones may get off and therefore perhaps told us that it is dangerous, but swimming / floating for hours in the calm water and warm calió totally worthwhile. It is a meeting place for the Rapa Nui people, fish are made and is recreational area.
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  • This picturesque beach with a shallow, crystal blue bay is a perfect late afternoon stop if you are on the northeast side of the island. Get ceviche - or curry chicken - at one of the three outdoor re...  more »

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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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