Easter Island Points of Interest and Places to Visit

Easter Island

Hanga Roa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

As Easter Island’s sole town and home to its only airport, Hanga Roa is the obvious starting point for visitors to the island. Despite its diminutive size—about 5,000 residents call Hanga Roa ...  Read more

Puna Pau

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Archaeologists have long pondered the origins of Easter Island’s iconic moai, and the ancient stone quarry of Puna Pau provides an important piece of the puzzle. Carved into the sides of a volcanic ...  Read more

Ahu Tongariki

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With 15 gigantic stone-carved moai lined up on a 200-foot-long platform and a remote location framed by the looming Rano Raraku volcano and the crashing ocean, Ahu Tongariki is nothing short of ...  Read more


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A trio of ahu (ceremonial platforms) lining the seafront with their backs to the ocean, the Tahai Ceremonial Complex is one of the most visited historic sites of Easter Island and an important part ...  Read more

Rano Raraku

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

One of Easter Island’s most unforgettable landmarks, the ancient volcano of Rano Raraku is home to the island’s largest and most important archaeological site. Known as the quarry, this was where ...  Read more

Anakena Beach

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its stretch of white sand fringed with Tahitian coconut palms, a backdrop of grassy hills and ocean waters that rarely dip below 64 degrees F (18 degrees C) even in the winter months, few ...  Read more

Ahu Akivi

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Restored by archaeologists William Mulley and Gonzalo Figueroa in 1960, the seven grand moai that make up Ahu Akivi are among the most visited attractions of Easter Island. Dating back to the 15th ...  Read more

Ana Kai Tangata

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An eerie cavern burrowing into the sea cliffs, Ana Kai Tangata is almost entirely hidden from view, camouflaged by the rocky coastline and lapping waves. Step inside the cave and you’ll soon realize ...  Read more

Hanga Piko

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A short walk along the waterfront from Hanga Roa and overlooked by a lone moai, the sleepy harbor village of Hanga Piko is the main cargo port for Easter Island and the center of its small fishing ...  Read more

Orongo Village

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Perched on the edge of the gigantic Rano Kau crater, the long-abandoned village of Orongo is suspended between two wildly contrasting landscapes. To one side lies the murky crater lake and barren ...  Read more

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