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Directions:
Lan is the only airline that flies to Rapa Nui. Depending on the season, there are four to seven flights per week to / from Santiago, and twice a week from / to Papeete (Tahiti). In addition, there are available two flights per week to / from Lima (Peru). The round-trip tickets in economy class standard have rates ranging from 500 USD to 900 USD. Often flights are sold on excess reserves, so it is essential to confirm your flight two days before departure.

Location: The island is located at the geographical coordinates 27 ° 7'10 "S 109 ° 21'17" O_ / _-27.11944, -109.35472, at about the latitude of the Chilean city of Caldera, but the point of the nearest continent the island is located south of the Punta Lavapié Biobío Region VIII, to 3526 km away. Moreover, it is 2075 km west of the Pitcairn Islands and 4251 km from Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia. To the west, 415 kilometers, is the Sala y Gómez Island, the easternmost point of Oceania.

Climate: The island has a rainy tropical climate and is the only place in Chile where a tropical climate prevails. Its thermal regime shows the oceanic influence in all its magnitude. The temperature variation, both daily and annual rainfall is scarce and are distributed on a regular basis throughout the year. The annual average temperature is 26.8 ° C. Reach the peak of 29.6 ° C in January and 19.6 ° C minimum in August. These temperatures are typical of tropical rainforest, so usually are mild winters and summers.

How to dress: to enjoy outings and walks in Rapa Nui, is indispensable shoes, boots, swimwear, shorts - comfortable pants, windbreaker or rain jacket with hood, cap thin sweatshirt, short sleeve shirt, sunscreen, mosquito repellent (mosquitoes), jockey or hat, sunglasses and umbrellas.

For your children: bring bathing lycra shirt against the sun and, optionally, for surfing lessons in the summer.

Population: 8,000. Approximately 60% rapa nui and 40% continental and elsewhere.

Currency: Chilean peso. 1 U.S. $: 481 pesos app.

Language: The official language is Castilian and spoken on the island Rapa Nui native tongue. The tourism service providers speak English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Japanese.

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Ethnic Composition: The population of the island Rapa Nui is 60% and 40% mostly from continental Chile, generating a growing miscegenation. The island is cheerful, open and very proud of their culture.

Inhabited Places: Most live in Hanga Roa, tropical village, decentralized and irregular layout of its streets. The names of the arteries are little used and has no house number, so that in practice people located by various benchmarks.

Economic Activities: The main economic activity is tourism, top of the production chain including agriculture, fisheries, livestock and crafts plus utilities.

Time Difference: Easter Island is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6) and 2 hours behind schedule continental Chile.

Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz.

Bank: There are only two banks (Banco Estado and Banco Santander), which change U.S. dollars, euros and travelers checks issued in dollars. Grant money advance Visa cards issued outside Chile. There are three ATMs and a neighboring box. Banks are open from 8:00 to 13:00 hrs. Monday through Friday.

Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques: Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Diners and to a lesser extent, American Express. Travellers checks are widely accepted.

Credit Card Loss in Chile:

- Visa International:

(2) 631-7003

- International MarterCard:

(2) 631-7003

- International Diners:

(2) 232-0000

- American Express:

(2) 800-20-1022

Tourist Information: Local office of tourism: Sernatur. The hours are from 8:30 to 17:30.

Maururu Travel. Hours 8:30 to 17:30 hrs. Phone 2552193.

Interesting facts: Between April-August tourist arrivals decreases allowing the visitor to relate more personally with the local population. Different is the situation between the months of September to March, where the island is visited by a lot of tourists, making it a place of constant entertainment and especially appealing to young tourists.

Shopping: For souvenirs of the island, the best place is the craft market, although you can get them at the show or in the souvenir shops that are in the center or at the hotels.

The trade hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 20:00 hrs.

Religious Service: The Sunday service has become a tourist event. Ritualized expressions with a special development of music and singing are some of the features that make it so special Sunday service on Easter Island. Religious themes sung by several voices in Rapa Nui language are undeniable appeal. The church also is attractive in itself, mixing in elements of ornamentation and Western Polynesian culture.

Local Cuisine: The cuisine of Easter Island has specialties like "curanto" cassava cakes, more than 17 varieties of bananas, delicious pineapples grown in soil Rapa Nui, there Tunu (grilled fish and meat), ceviche and fish carpaccio and more.


Contact

For information on programs, accommodations, tours, car rentals, diving or any inquiries about Easter Island, please contact us.

Apina s/n

Easter Island, Chile

Phone (+5632) 255 2193

Email: asistentestgo@maururutravel.com