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Anakena Beach

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Anakena Beach

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Personal attention from an experienced guide and a customizable itinerary make this private Easter Island tour a worthwhile value. Head to top sites, such as Vinapu, Ahu Akivi, and Rano Kau, as you learn about the island’s mysterious past and vibrant present from your personal guide, all with the comfort of private transportation.
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DERtravels wrote a review Dec. 2020
Upland, California1,317 contributions281 helpful votes
We were thrilled to make this our final stop on our tour. The first landing of Thor Heyerdahl was here. This area was also reconstructed in the 1970's. Black Obsidian was used for building of the platforms
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Date of experience: January 2020
Sachin K wrote a review Nov. 2020
Plainview, New York5,757 contributions15,957 helpful votes
Anakena Beach is a white coral sand beach and is only one of two small sandy beaches in Easter Island. Anakena has two ahus(platforms), Ahu-Ature has a single moai and Ahu Nao-Nao has seven, two of which have deteriorated. It also has a palm grove. It offers several photographic opportunities. As per legend, Anakena beach served as the entry point for the first settlers on Easter Island. Would recommend visiting this place with a local guide to get a better perception of history.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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adcdiving wrote a review Sep. 2020
Antwerp, Belgium152 contributions62 helpful votes
Anakena is our last stop on this tour, where six large Moai statues stand with their backs to the Pacific Ocean. There is also a nice, sheltered beach here where a few brave people splash happily in the water.
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Date of experience: March 2020
deborahk3 wrote a review May 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom1,774 contributions394 helpful votes
We visited Anakena Beach twice on our tour of the island. Once at night under the light of the moon and stars to see the seven moai. The scene was both beautiful and magical and the moai looked even more dramatic with the moon light shining on them. We went back the next day, to find a beautiful white coral sandy beach along with a palm grove and to see how different the moai looked in the daytime. The area is a popular beach and picnic area, there is also a restaurant & pay toilets but was really rather busy, not surprising for one of the few coral beaches on the island. Well worth a visit at night for the atmosphere and great to go during the day if your into sunbathing and swimming in the sea.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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WImom wrote a review Apr. 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin2,339 contributions375 helpful votes
Great beach and picnic area along with a restaurant. This is the island's main beach with good sunbathing and swimming. There were many vendors here with homemade crafts. Pay toilets are available here. Best light is in the early morning. Anakena has four moai sites, two which have been reconstructed and two others that are weathered. The centerpiece of Anakena is Ahu Nau Nau, It stands majestically at the top of the sand and restored in 1978. It was underneath this platform that the white coral eye on display in the museum was discovered.
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Date of experience: January 2020