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Easter Island, Chile Travel Information

According to hyperrestaurant, Easter Island (Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui, Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is an island in the Pacific Ocean (South America). Easter Island forms a province of Chile, located about 3,500 kilometers from the mainland. The capital of Easter Island is Hanga Roa.

Easter Island is shaped like a triangle. The three corners are formed by three volcanic mountains: Maunga Terevaka (507 meters), Poike (370 meters) and Rano Kau (324 meters). The landscape is hilly with little vegetation. Several sandy beaches can be found on the coastline. According to homosociety, Easter Island is most famous for the colossal Moai statues that can be found all around the island. In addition, there are many images carved in stone (Petroglyphs). About 90% of the inhabitants live in the capital and that is why most facilities can be found there (shops, hotels, cafes, etc.).

Where is Easter Island?

Travel information of Easter Island

Official name: Easter Island
Continent: South America
Area: 163.6 km²
Capital: Hanga Roa
Country code: CL, CHL
Population: 7,750 inhabitants (2017)
Government: Province of Chile
Highest point: 507 m (Maunga Terevaka)
Distance (Amsterdam – Hanga Roa): 15,500 km
Flight time: approximately 25 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Easter Island. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Easter Island?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Easter Island at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Easter Island has a subtropical climate. The temperatures are around 15 to 25 degrees during the summer months and around 25 to 30 degrees during the winter months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Easter Island can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
January, February, March and December are the best months to travel to Easter Island. In these months you have the best chance of pleasant temperatures.

Spanish and Rapa Nui are both an official language on Easter Island.
Would you like to translate from or into Spanish for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Easter Island.
A visa is not necessary. Upon arrival in Chile you will receive a so-called “Tarjeta de Turismo” which is valid for 90 days. This must be handed in on departure.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch Embassy in Chile (also for Easter Island): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulate in Chile (also for Easter Island): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Chilean Embassy in the Netherlands: chileabroad.gov.cl.
Chilean consulate in the Netherlands: consulaatchili.nl.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Easter Island, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
On Easter Island, payment is made with the Chilean peso (CLP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Easter Island can be found on our ATMs page. These ATMs only accept a Mastercard (cirrus & maestro).

It is not customary to tip on Easter Island. By default, service costs are already calculated.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 8 hours earlier on Easter Island.
During our winter time it is 6 hours earlier on Easter Island.
Summer time on Easter Island differs from that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date, time zone and exceptions for Easter Island can be found on our time difference page.

On Easter Island you must drive on the right.
To drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Easter Island, you must have an international driving license or a legalized Spanish translation of the Dutch driving licence. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop.

Electricity On Easter Island you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets on Easter Island can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 100-244
– Fire: 100-264
– Ambulance: 100-215

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Easter Island can be found on Google news.

Websites from Easter Island end in.cl.
Easter Island official website: easterislandtourism.com.

The country code (international access code) to call someone on Easter Island is 0056 or +56.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Easter Island? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Easter Island.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Easter Island.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Easter Island, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Easter Island?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Easter Island. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Easter Island can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites on Easter Island can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Easter Island? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Easter Island, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Easter Island, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Easter Island.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.3.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 16, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands in the world?
…Easter Island was discovered by the Dutchman ‘Jacob Roggeveen’?
…The entire island has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995?
…A hieroglyphic writing has been discovered on Easter Island that has never been deciphered?
…A large part of the stone statues was destroyed in the 19th century?
…In 2008 someone tried to smuggle a piece of the image?

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