Map of Easter Island
Easter Island facts & history in
Chile facts & history in brief
Hui Chin and I wasn't very
happy when we found out, that due
to the twice only a week scheduled
flights to and from the islands
we were forced to spend three days,
where we hoped to spend one full
(Due to other commitments and financial
reasons (Like the cost of accommodation),
we only had 60 days to see all the
attractions that North, Central
and South America got to offer.
The Airport is walking distance
to Hangaroa and so are many of he
island's Hotels or private B&B's
or Residenciales as they are known.
The island is relatively small and
we could have seen it in 1 or two
days if we really wanted to.
However we did found many interesting things
to do, to occupy the three days and
making it the most memorable part
of our trip.
Restaurants, and generally everything
is very expensive, because most
things have to be flown in from
The locals are friendly and we enjoyed
Accommodation is in general rather
We were lucky and through the internet
we found a Hostelling International
affiliate, the Kona Tau Residencial
(Hostelling International Isla de
Pascua Konatau, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
their email to us with prices
We spent the first day exploring
Hangaroa from head to toe.
Looking in every shop and little
We found, that buying and eating
fresh bread, salami and cheese with
gerkins etc., made a good picnic
lunch and dinner and was relatively
Early next day we hired a Quad (four
wheeled or farm) bike and explored
the island and all the Moais, that
was there we could find.
The third day we hired a couple
of horses to explore some parts
of the island, that we couldn't
reach the previous two days.
At nights we had a wide variety
of fellow tourist to talk to and
swap experiences with.
A very fascinating place and we
made many good friends.
Before we departed we both a
lot of souvenirs from the market
that's run by the craftsmen or woman.
From the Mercado Artesanal, mainly
because we found a lady, Janet Pastene
Rapu very friendly, reasonably priced
and very negotiable.
Janet Pastene Rapu,
Puerto 8, 9, 10 and 11, Modulo 3,
Isla de Pascua.
You can click on these photos for
Links to some other Easter Island pages
Easter Island Visitor's Guide
Easter Island Foundation, Index page
NOVA Online, Secrets of Easter Island, Explore the Island
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