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Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa is a small town located on the south-western tip of the Chilean island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. It is the largest town and the only port on the island, as well as the administrative and commercial hub of the Rapa Nui National Park. The town has a population of about 3,000 people and is the only settlement on the island.

Hanga Roa is situated in a small valley, surrounded by the ocean on one side and the extinct volcanoes of the island on the other. The town has a mild subtropical climate, with temperatures ranging from 17°C to 25°C throughout the year.

The town is home to the world-famous Moai statues, which are a series of monumental human figures carved from volcanic stone by the Rapa Nui people. The statues are believed to have been carved between the 11th and 16th centuries and are a major tourist attraction.

Hanga Roa has a long and interesting history. The island was first discovered by Europeans in 1722 and was annexed by Chile in 1888. The town was founded in 1877 and was the first settlement on the island. In 1995, Hanga Roa was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Today, Hanga Roa is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to explore the island’s unique culture and history. The town is also home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, as well as several museums and galleries. Hanga Roa is the perfect place to relax and explore the beauty of Rapa Nui.

Excursion tips for a day in Hanga Roa

As a tourist in Hanga Roa, Chile, there is a plethora of exciting activities to explore. Here are some of the best things to do in Hanga Roa in a day:

1. Visit the Rano Kau Volcano: Explore the impressive volcanic crater and its surrounding landscape, which includes a lake, a cave and a petroglyph field.

2. Explore Ahu Tongariki: Visit the largest and most impressive of the Easter Island's Ahu, or ceremonial platforms.

3. Visit Orongo Ceremonial Village: Explore the remains of the ancient ceremonial village and its petroglyphs, which are believed to be the oldest on the island.

4. Go to Anakena Beach: Relax on the white sandy beach and take in the beautiful views of the surrounding ocean.

5. Visit Te Pito Kura: Admire the mysterious and sacred stone that is believed to have been placed by the island's first settlers.

6. Explore Rano Raraku Volcano: Climb up the volcano and discover the hundreds of moai statues that are carved into its slopes.

7. Visit Ahu Akivi: Explore the seven moai statues that are believed to represent the seven original explorers of the island.

8. Visit the Museo Antropológico Sebastián Englert: Explore the museum's collection of artifacts and learn more about the culture and history of Easter Island.

9. Go for a Hike: Enjoy the stunning views of the island and its surrounding landscape by going for a hike.

10. Enjoy the Local Cuisine: Sample some of the delicious local cuisine, such as the popular seafood dishes.

Experience Hanga Roa with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Hanga Roa. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Hanga Roa

Hanga Roa in Chile enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C or rising above 24°C. During the summer months (December to February), the average temperature is around 16°C, while in the winter months (June to August) it drops to an average of 12°C. Rainfall is highest in the winter, with an average of around 85mm per month, while the summer months are generally much drier, with an average of around 50mm per month. The spring and autumn months (March to May, and September to November) are the most temperate, with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 18°C, and average rainfall of around 65mm per month.

Cruise weather for Hanga Roa

Our weather forecast for Hanga Roa helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 18.1 °C
34.2 m/s
35.6 m/s
28.4 %
24.1 m
65.2 %
1,029 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 18.6 °C
37.8 m/s
42.8 m/s
95.7 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,030 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 19.1 °C
37.1 m/s
41.8 m/s
71.0 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,030 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 19.3 °C
37.4 m/s
43.6 m/s
87.2 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,029 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.3 °C
min: 19.7 °C
37.1 m/s
42.8 m/s
63.4 %
24.0 m
79.5 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 20.1 °C
23.4 m/s
32.4 m/s
47.4 %
23.9 m
80.6 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 19.6 °C
14.9 m/s
15.0 m/s
34.9 %
24.1 m
75.9 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 19.5 °C
24.5 m/s
25.7 m/s
8.7 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,026 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 19 °C
39.6 m/s
44.8 m/s
32.3 %
21.9 m
80.9 %
1,028 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 18.9 °C
46.4 m/s
51.5 m/s
90.6 %
23.8 m
81.4 %
1,028 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 19.1 °C
41.4 m/s
48.2 m/s
25.5 %
24.0 m
81.8 %
1,026 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 19.4 °C
33.8 m/s
38.9 m/s
22.5 %
22.7 m
81.6 %
1,026 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 19.6 °C
min: 19.1 °C
31.0 m/s
34.2 m/s
29.2 %
24.1 m
78.2 %
1,027 hPa

Cruises to Hanga Roa

Would you like to travel to Hanga Roa on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Hanga Roa.

Scheduled ship calls in Hanga Roa, Chile
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:30 pm 11:59 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 11:59 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 LE BOREAL 12:00 am 03:00 pm
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Vasco da Gama 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 14th 2025 Tuesday, 14th of Jan. 2025 Vasco da Gama 12:00 am 06:00 pm
Feb. 15th 2025 Saturday, 15th of Feb. 2025 MSC Magnifica 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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