AnakenaRegión de Valparaiso
Located 30 km from Hanga Roa, this is a beautiful wide beach with white sands, palm trees and turquoise water. According to the legend, this was where the kings and the royal family lived. The beach is guarded by seven nostalgic moai, with their hats restored. The biggest ahu here, known as Nau Nau, was restored between 1978 and 1980 by Sergio Rapu. On the ahu stood five complete moai, four of them with pukao (a representation in red lava of the bun into which the ariki bound their hair) as well as two broken moai. The backs of these statues are finely carved. It was here that the white coral eye, with a red lava pupil, now in the Anthropological Museum, was found. There is another series of ahu nearer the beach, with no statues, which are probably older.
How Much Do We Love This Place?
- Unique place
- A lot of mysteries and great culture
- The great Rapa Nui Statues
- Beautiful Landscapes
- During Tapati festival you can experience the Rapa Nui culture
- It can get crowded during the summer months
- There are few good hotels
- Is a expensive destination
Somewhere Special To Stay
|Gomero Hotel||192 USD|
|Otai Hotel||129 USD|