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Altiplanico Rapa Nui

Sprawled across almost 4 exclusive acres around 4km from downtown Hanga Roa, Altiplanico Rapa Nui boasts amazing views of exotic Easter Island and arresting architectural design inspired by traditional Polynesian motifs. Accommodation at this unique property is in 16 spacious, attractive guestrooms, which are simple in decor yet very comfortable, designed to let the tropical outdoors in. Even the shower is open-air, whilst there are large, glass sliding doors at the foot of each canopied bed, opening out onto lush, landscaped gardens.

Facilities at Altiplanico Rapa Nui include a sparkling central swimming pool, a restaurant which offers Peruvian, Chilean and island cuisine as well as an atmospheric cocktail bar. To ensure that visitors aren’t distracted by technology or the drone of air-conditioning, there are no TVs and ventilation is all natural. There is however, free Wi-Fi available in the lobby, bar and lounge.

Things to do from Altiplanico Rapa Nui include tours of the Rano Raraku Volcano where most of Easter Island’s moais are found, concluding on an idyllic beach. Unravel the mysteries of the mythical Bird Man cult, go bike riding around the island and trek to the highest point of Rapa Nui, which offers sweeping vistas. You can also enjoy surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving or simply take in a traditional Polynesian dance performance.

Location

How to get to Altiplanico Rapa Nui

Altiplanico Rapa Nui is located 4km or 10 minutes by road away from Easter Island’s Mataveri Airport. Flights to this terminal are available from Santiago, Chile or Papeete, Tahiti.

Altiplanico Rapa Nui Activities

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Cultural performances

Altiplanico Rapa Nui Highlights

  • A unique, Polynesian-inspired hotel with sensational island views
  • Just 16 very attractive guestrooms with open-air showers
  • Designed for travellers to enjoy being off-the-grid
  • Offering a wide range of activities from tours to hikes and diving
  • Home to a wonderful fusion restaurant and cocktail bar

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Below are a selection of our preferred hotels and lodges in Easter Island. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

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Easter Island Tours Overview

Why Easter Island: This is one of the most unique places on earth, due to its isolation and the spectacular archaeological remains of a mysterious lost civilisation.

Culture: Easter Island is best known for its gigantic stone monoliths, known as moai, that dot the coastline. In addition to the statues, the islanders possessed the Rongorongo script, the only written language in Oceania. Easter Island is also home to many petroglyphs (rock carvings), as well as traditional wood carvings, tapa (barkcloth) crafts, tattooing, string figures, dance and music.

When to Go: A mild year-round climate provides ideal conditions for exploring the island on foot or by bicycle. Expect more rainfall from Apr – May. The island is best visited as a stopover between Chile and Australia.

Combine With: The Chilean mainland, which offers diverse cultures and a wealth of varied landscapes, from the surreal salt flats and lakes of the altiplano (high plains) and the Atacama Desert to the glacial lakes and snow-capped mountains of Patagonia.

Getting There: Fly from Santiago, Chile to Hanga Roa on Easter Island

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