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. Make your Hanga Roa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • October 3, 2017
    What I don´t understand is even in the lonely planet book, this beach looks like awaken sands, but i went there and was totally black, full of rocks, not possible to see the sand, maybe during summer?...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Linda Beach, metres from Anakena, Virgin, wild, without infrastructure. He is not allowed to bathe by fall of rocks.
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  • September 23, 2017
    We went to the beach, but can not find it if we are moving ahead! with 4 children, including 1 of 4 years that we had to bring in arms. seeing that there was not any beach we decided to return and when we came down a hill we saw that the beach was underwater! Once parked the car you only get 5 minutes, if you don't see the beach because it is under water, an eye, so they do not lose time like us. I hope to have luck because they say it is beautiful.
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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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