Easter Island: Places to Explore


  • Hanga Roa

    Hugging the coast on the northwest side of the island is the village of Hanga Roa. About 5,000 people, many of Polynesian descent, make this tangle of streets their home. Few live outside the village because... Read more

  • The Southeastern Circuit

    Most of the archaeological sites on the island line the southeastern coast. Driving along the coast you'll pass many ahus, all of them completely untouched. Busloads of tourists hurry past most of these... Read more

  • The Western Circuit

    On the western tip of the island are the cave paintings of Ana Kai Tangata and the petroglyphs near the ceremonial village of Orongo. You'll also be treated to a spectacular view of the crater lake inside... Read more