Rapa Nui or famously known as Easter Island is probably one of the most mysterious yet extraordinary places on earth. The most iconic thing about this island is the head statue (moai) scattered on the island. But, Easter Island is more than that. Here are things you can do:
1. Enjoy Swimming at Anakena Beach
Most of Rapa Nui’s coastline is rocky because of the volcanic composition that builds the island. But, you can still enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water of Anakena Beach. Besides, the sand is white and warm and it is definitely a heaven on earth.
2. Scuba Dive
Consider as one of the most isolated places on earth, turns out this island possesses an unbelievable spot for diving. Once you get there, it is not too difficult to find an ocean water area to scuba dive to find underwater moai (head statue). Moreover, you can also do cavern and wall dives that will blow your mind. But keep in mind that diving here is not cheap. It might cost you around $60.
3. Explore Rano Rakaru’s Quarry
This place is the most interesting area on the entire island. On this site, you can spend your time as much as possible. Here you can learn how all of the moai were hand-carved and then transported to their final destination. Moreover, as a quarry, you will see moai scattered in every construction stage. It’s absolutely a must-see thing when you’re on Easter Island.
4. Visit Kakenga Cave
Easter Island is also home to caves including the largest on earth. So, don’t forget to visit Kakenga Cave to pump your adrenaline. Don’t expect an ordinary entrance since you have to climb a narrow crack as an entrance. To reach the opening, -this cave has two openings -, you have to crawl crossing small chambers. In the end, you will be rewarded with majestic waves of the Pacific Ocean.
5. Enjoy Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki
One of the most popular things to do on Easter Island is watching the sunrise over the most famous 15 moai. In this particular spot, you will be watching sunrise shine above the statue. With ocean views as background and spectacular as your view, this moment is unbeatable. You can stay as long as you want to enjoy the rest of the bright day.
Easter Island in the night is magical. You can see a clear night sky where sunsets married with the stars. No need to be lucky to catch the milky way because it’s easy to get even from your hotel room. Probably, this is the most waited thing for tourists, especially those who used to live in the city. The clarity and clearness of Easter Island’s night sky will blow your mind.
Rapa Nui is a must-visit for travelers who likes to explore the historical place but still crave outdoor activity. Here, you can see stunning scenery, learn archeology and history, dive in crystal clear water, and much more. This is the only place where myth, science, history, and panoramic scene blend together.