Anakena Beach

Anakena Beach, Easter Island: Hours, Address, Anakena Beach Reviews: 5/5

Anakena Beach
5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,503 contributions
Mar. 2020
March 18, 2020: This pre-evacuation excursion was truly the best of show of the amazing locations of cultural importance on Rapa Nui. We would have gone back to swim if we'd had the chance. Beautiful white sands, palm fronds waving in the breeze, majestic maoi standing guard eternally.
Written 10 February 2021
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
Jan. 2020
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
Written 31 December 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,835 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
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.
Written 22 November 2020
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adcdiving
Antwerp, Belgium165 contributions
Mar. 2020
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.
Written 22 September 2020
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,782 contributions
Jun. 2019
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.
Written 8 May 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
Jan. 2020
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.
Written 14 April 2020
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Hamish
Heidelberg, Australia71 contributions
Apr. 2019
Rapa Nui is an island surrounded by incredible beaches that are quiet and most safe to swim at. Anakena is a large beach thats very popular and can become quite busy. it does have a cafe and restaurant which is hand given its distant location from Hanga Roa
Written 25 March 2020
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P0acher
Marlow269 contributions
Mar. 2020
Great beach and good swimming although watch the currents. Not many shaded areas so you might want to take a beach brolly. You can buy them at the entrance not expensive
Written 19 March 2020
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lesliebauman
Kirkland, WA895 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
There are a few Mo’a here where the king originally landed on this island over 1000 years ago. Great beach. Great fresh seafood restaurants. Worth a visit for sure.
Written 29 February 2020
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IslandLubber
Rio Rancho, NM795 contributions
Feb. 2020
Anakena Beach has soft sand, Moai Statues, Art Vendors and several snack bars. Water is clear but colder than Hawaii or Tahiti. Snorkeling is ok as long as you dont get too cold. A vendor does offer to dress and paint you traditionally and take photos with your or their camera. I ended up here several time on my visit, If not on a tour, you can get there by rental car, taxi, or a shuttle. Just dont forget your Park Pass
Written 28 February 2020
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