Hanga Roa

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Experience the markets, museums and bustle of the island’s principal town and see the mysterious ceremonial sites and volcanic wonders on its outskirts.

As the main settlement on Easter Island, Hanga Roa is fairly developed encompassing hotels, restaurants and shops. The town has a large harbor that acts as a hub for local fishermen as well as lots of colorful buildings. Browse the boutiques and cafés of Atamu Tekena Avenue and peruse traditional items at the Mercado Artesanal Municipal.

More than 3,000 inhabitants now live in Hanga Roa, making up the vast majority of the island’s population. The local culture blends Polynesian and Chilean customs. Listen for both Spanish and Rapa Nui being spoken.

Look at historical relics, such as old fishing hooks and cooking utensils, in the Museum Antropológico Padre Sebastián. Elsewhere in town, the Church of Hanga Roa houses intricate wooden sculptures.

Head to the Ahu Akivi spiritual site on the outskirts of town to view the world-famous moai statues, known for their disproportionately large heads. Here seven 16-foot (5-meter) tall stone figures stand in a row facing the sea. Venture to the Rano Raraku volcanic crater to examine unfinished sculptures, among them the tallest moai on the island.

Climb up the extinct Rano Kau volcano and admire the mesmerizing views of the ocean and the island from the peak. The crater has a rainwater lake and its own microclimate, which helps supports vegetation that doesn’t grow anywhere else on the island.

For a relaxing day out, bring the family to Anakena Beach. Its soft, white sand is a welcome change from the predominantly rocky coastline. Swim in the water and rent snorkeling gear and umbrellas.

Easter Island has a warm climate year-round, with cooler temperatures between May and September. Find internet, ATMs and other useful services in Hanga Roa.

Find Hanga Roa in the southwestern corner of the island between the extinct volcanoes of Terevaka and Rano Kau. Flying from Santiago de Chile will take about 6 hours.

Hanga Roa is the cultural hub of Easter Island and makes a great base from which to explore some of the world’s most fascinating sacred sites.

Kona Koa Lodge
Kona Koa Lodge
3 out of 5
Hiku O Te Ika s/n, Hanga Roa, Valparaiso
The price is $270 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated near the beach, this lodge is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pea Beach, Mercado Artesanal Municipal, and Ahu Vai Uri. Ahu Kote Riku and Ahu Tahai are also within ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"This was an extraordinary property with beautiful views. The rooms were decorated with special pieces of French furniture and the bed was incredibly comfortable. We loved the entire bungalow and the lovely kitchenette. Our hostess Fiji was an extremely helpful and nice hostess! This is a beautiful ..."

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Kona Koa Lodge
Nayara Hangaroa
Nayara Hangaroa
5 out of 5
Av Pont S/n, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pea Beach, Ana Kai Tangata, and Mercado Artesanal Municipal. Ahu Vai Uri and Ahu Kote Riku ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (90 reviews)
"The hotel setting, attention, rooms, sunset, all are fabulous."

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

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Hotel Hare Uta
Hotel Hare Uta
4 out of 5
Av. Hotu Matua S/N, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
The price is $360 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Situated near the airport, this spa resort is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Terevaka and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rapa Nui National Park and Ahu Akahanga. Puna Pau and Anakena ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Beautiful setting. Pool is welcoming oasis. Restaurant is good, expanded menu would make it better."

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hotel Hare Uta
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Mana Nui Inn
Mana Nui Inn
3 out of 5
Petero Atamu, Hanga Roa, Easter Island
The price is $115 per night from Oct 21 to Oct 21
Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Terevaka, Rapa Nui National Park, and Ahu Akahanga. Puna Pau and Anakena Beach are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (108 reviews)
"Very clean and well-located. Owners & staff are attentive & friendly. A lot of care goes into the Mana Nui inn! Our unit had a full kitchen separate & next to the sleep room. The wi-fi was spotty, but hey, that's not why we came here!"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2019

Mana Nui Inn
Lodge Ana Iri
Lodge Ana Iri
3 out of 5
Hanga Piko s/n, Hanga Roa, Valparaiso
Situated in the historical district, this cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ana Kai Tangata, Pea Beach, and Mercado Artesanal Municipal. Ahu Vai Uri and Ahu Kote ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"該處有兩所房子,一所戶主夫婦自住,另一租出給旅客。戶主很好人,曾到機場接我,可惜我未有看到。他又帶我到門票購買地點、提供交通費用資訊、膳食等資料,使得旅程非常暢順,但要注意如果入夜後才返房的話,最好先與戶主聯絡,因他飬有兩頭犬,晚上獨自上去可能會被嚇倒!"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

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Cabañas Te Maori
Cabañas Te Maori
3 out of 5
Te Pito o Te Henua, sin numero, Hanga Roa, Isla de Pascua
Located in the heart of Hanga Roa, this cabin is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Ahu Tahai and within 6 mi (10 km) of Te Pahu Caves and Rapa Nui National Park. Ranu Kau ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"From the airport greeting until the drop off, everything was great."

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

Cabañas Te Maori
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