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A nice stop

This was my favourite stop between Anakena beach and Ahu Tongariki. There are a few petroglyphs... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
Karlsruhe, Germany
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This place is beautiful. I would suggest a bit of information regarding the place and the meaning... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
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Camino Vaitea Anakena, Easter Island, Chile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Papa Vaka allows for the most accessible viewing of petroglyphs on the island. Being located on the coast, its no surprise that the figures are related to the sea. Tuna, shark, turtles, fish hooks and canoes are visible on large basalt slabs. The main figure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

This was my favourite stop between Anakena beach and Ahu Tongariki. There are a few petroglyphs connected to the sea. You can clearly distinguish canoes, fish hooks, fish... My favourite was the octopus/squid. Fascinating that they were able to do these carvings such a long...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

I stopped by since I was driving past it but it didn't take long to see. I was there maybe 10 min but I'm glad I saw it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KYtraveler79
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is probably the least popular spot on Easter Island, primarily because there isn't a lot to see. While you will see the petroglyphs on a lot of artifacts on the island, they are very difficult to see clearly on the rock when you visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PrinksSS
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This place is beautiful. I would suggest a bit of information regarding the place and the meaning of the signs.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Relax606583
Reviewed 1 April 2018

There are a lot of rock carvings at this site. It is right beside the main road and there is a little trail around the site. There are platforms to stand on to better see the carvings. They were easy to see and it was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CKT808
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A shark, a fish, a crab or octopus (that one's the most interesting) and a lot of fish hooks. Not the most decorative or interesting carvings, except the funky crab or octopus, but easy to see as you drive between Anakena and Ahu Tongariki.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mrdom
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Many years of weather erosion and sheep allowed to walk over these in early days has unfortunately worn down these wonerful carvings Worth visiting but need some good lighting to see them well now

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rwe003
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Papa Vaka is a site where some large areas of exposed lava flow contain many petroglyphs that were carved in the stones by the ancient island inhabitants. Unfortunately these petroglyphs are very difficult to see due to the many years of exposure and erosion, and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lyle W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best places to see the petroglyphs that all the Moai used to have. It’s faded, but you can still see most of it.

Date of experience: August 2017
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