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Month: April 2018

Renting a Car on Easter Island

To get to the one and only swimming beach on Easter Island,  a rental vehicle- car, moped, or ATV is a must. The beach, Anakena,  has a line of maoi statues overlooking the gorgeous white sand and turquoise water. The drive to Anakena takes about 20 minutes along the only road from Hanga Roa to the other side of the island. Since internet is not great and I didn’t have cell service, it is a good thing you cannot get lost on Easter Island because Google Maps is not an option. To actually rent a car walk down the main Read More

Hiking Rano Kao Trail to Orongo, Easter Island

After hiking through Patagonia, I felt little need to get much exercise.Easter Island does have a few hikes but the heat, humidity, and smallness of the island leave little in the way of hiking. Rano Kao is the name of an extinct volcano and is the trail that leads from Mataveri section of Easter Island (also the name of the airport) to Orongo, the ancient village. The hike up the volcano is pretty steep with only a bit of shade at the beginning. There are benches along the trail but there are also a lot of cows. They were not Read More