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Explora Posada de Mike Rapu, Easter Island, Chile

Our rating: First Class

Top quality accommodation, food, facilities and excursions at the Explora Posada de Mike Rapu make it most certainly the best place to stay on Easter Island. Set on a hill that faces the sea, the hotel is in the south west of the island, 5.6 km from the only town, Hanga Roa.

It's a fantastic base to begin exploring this mysterious and intriguing island, where the origin and evolution of the culture has yet to be fully explained. Volcanic rock from the island and wood from the mainland have been used in the construction of the new Explora, with 30 guest rooms branching off from the living and dining areas. There's also a bar, pool, massage salon and an open-air pool.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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