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Takarua

Lodge

Located in a privileged area, Takarua Lodge offers an unforgettable experience. Only 100 m away from the ocean and the Tahai ceremonial complex, Takarua Lodge is the place where history and nature encounters.

Tahai is one of the most ancient settlements in the island, which remains date back to ancient times, about 1.300 years ago. The first settlers chose it because, in addition to a comfortable path to the sea, it provided them with fresh water from underground sources. In this environment Takarua Lodge provides a relaxed and unique experience. For this we have comfortable and luminous rooms with first class equipment and a spectacular view.

You can enjoy the sunset from our terraces, or have your breakfast contemplating the moais. An experience that connects us with the ancestral and guides us to become one with nature.

WorldEcoFriendly

Because we care about the environment, all our rooms are smoke-free, and we take care about natural resources by not making an unnecessary use of them.

HeartHumanFriendly

We are convinced that this world can and must be a better place for everyone, no matter gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation or religion. Everybody is welcome!

9,3 Booking score

We are the favorite choice among Booking.com

100 TripAdvisor score

We have the highest score on Trip Advisor

SERNATUR

Registered on the National Tourism Office

Photo gallery

Tahai Ceremonial Complex

Reception desk

Entrance

Outdoor living room

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Room features

Bathroom

Private bathroom
Private bathroom
Shower
Shower
24 hs hot water
24 hs hot water
Bath towels
Bath towels
Beach towels
Beach towels
Hair dryer
Hair dryer*
Available upon request at the reception desk

Kitchen

Mini-fridge
Mini-fridge
Electric kettle
Electric kettle
Tea bags
Tea bags
Coffee
Coffee
Sweetener
Sweetener
Sugar
Sugar

General

Cable TV
Cable TV
Safe deposit box
Safe deposit box
Indoor & outdoor furniture
Indoor & outdoor furniture
Terrace
Terrace
Mobile phone network
Mobile phone network
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
Continental breakfast

Enjoy in-room breakfast every day.
We deliver it to your room.

Flower
COFFEE
TEA
JUICE
MILK
YOGHURT
FRESH FRUIT
CEREALS
HAM
CHEESE
CHILEAN CHEESE
SALAMI
CHILEAN CAKE (queque)
Healthy
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-intolerance and lactose-intolerance options available. Let us know in advance and we will prepare it for you.
CoffeeTea bagTea cupCoffee cupCoffee makerTeapotMilkBananaCerealsAppleCheeseWheat
Optional half-board at Te Moai Sunset restaurant: adult and children's day menu. 3 times lunch, drink included. Reservations from Monday to Saturday
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Services

Takarua Lodge
Rapanui typical welcoming
Rapanui typical welcoming*
Rapanui flower necklace and fruit juice
In & out transfer
In & out transfer
Check out
Check out
Beverages
Beverages
Daily housekeeping service
Daily housekeeping service
Luggage storage
Luggage storage
WiFi
WiFi in common areas
Non-smoking rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking areas
Smoking areas
Parking
Free parking
Nearby restaurant
Nearby restaurant
No pets allowed
No pets allowed
Multiple payment methods
Multiple payment methods
Safe deposit box
Safe deposit box
Concierge
Concierge
Reception desk
Reception desk*
Everyday from  08:00 to 22:00
Tourist information
Tourist information
Air conditioning
Air conditioning
Easter Island à la carte
Destination - Rapa Nui - Nearby attractions
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Tahai Ceremonial Complex

This archeological site is Rapa Nui's oldest ceremonial center. It was inhabited by up to 300 people whose hare (houses), umu pae (ovens) and hare moa (chicken coops) can be seen even as of today.

Next to Ahu Tahai and Ahu Vai Uri's remains, you can find the Ahu Ko Te Riku ceremonial platform, which contains the only moai that has been completely restored. With its penetrating gaze and its pukao (hat) it reminds us of how the 900 moais that exist on the island should have looked like.

Due to its privileged location, Takarua Lodge offers you a front-row seat to one of the most awesome spectacles on the island. Its sunsets and sunrises is something that every visitor should experience.

150 m
2 min
Free

Father Englert Museum

This is the suggested starting point for all who visit Takarua Lodge. There you can get familiar  with the Rapa Nui culture as it was before the first contact with the Europeans took place.

The museum exhibits more than 20.000 pieces and various samples of paintings by local artists, photographs and slideshows. Thanks to that you will know in advance the answers to many questions that will arise during your visit to the other large open-air museum that is the island itself.

The museum was called after Father Sebastián Englert, a priest who devoted his life to the study and preservation of the island's heritage, both, material and intangible.

750 m
10 min
FREE

Poko Poko Pool

Under the moai de la Paz watchful sight, there’s a curious circular rock formation, a natural pool that natives call Poko Poko. This is an ideal place to enjoy with the family, since its calm and warm shallow waters are ideal for children. The pool is located at the very heart of Hanga Vare Vare garden.

Nearby you can find the local cemetery, Hanga Roa's downtown and the Ahu O'Rongo, still magnificent even though none of its moais have survived the passage of modernity. Some were cut and their fragments used to build Hanga Roa's old quay.

It is precisely here that the Tapati festival is held in february each year.

1,2 km
15 min
Free

Toki School

When Mahani Teave turned 9 years old, she travelled to the mainland to become a pianist. Years later, a concern was born that would change both, her and the island life forever. In 2011, several private individuals donated different instruments to teach music on the island. That was when Mahani, along with her partner Enrique Ika founded the NGO Toki.

After six years of working with volunteers from around the world, Toki is the first self-sustaining music & arts school throughout Latin America and Oceania. At present, Toki School teaches music for free to more than 120 children and young people and has a strong focus on protecting the Rapanui's language, culture, medicine and agriculture.

Get involved on Rapa Nui's cultural richness by taking part in a workshop. You won’t regret it!

1,2 km
15 min
FREE

Hanga Roa Town

Hanga Roa (Long Bay) with its 7.000 inhabitants, is the island's sole town. It's the place where you can find all public services, diving schools, coffee shops, ice-cream parlors and shop at the local craft stalls.

Its main attractions are the botanical garden with more than 1.200 varieties of flowers, the church with its typical ornaments, and the cemetery with unique mixed Rapanui - Christian tombstones. The nearby Mataveri airport deserves a special mention for its particular history: being the most remote airport in the world, its construction dates back a few years ago and its long runway is used for emergency space shuttle situations.

Whether you visit us by air or by sea, Hanga Roa is the gateway to Rapa Nui.

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Attractions map

Takarua Lodge

The place where your adventure begins!

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Tahai Ceremonial Complex

Rapa Nui's oldest ceremonial complex is the best sunset spot on the island. You can watch it from Takarua Lodge terraces.

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Father Englert Museum

Learn the secrets of the rapanui culture as it was before the first contact with the Europeans took place. This is the suggested starting point for all who visit us.

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Poko Poko Pool

A natural pool. An ideal place to enjoy in family, since its calm and warm shallow waters are ideal for children.

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Toki School

The first self-sustaining music & arts school throughout Latin America and Oceania. Get involved on Rapa Nui's cultural richness by taking part in a workshop. You won't regret it!

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Hanga Roa Town

The place where you can find all public services, diving schools, coffee shops, ice-cream parlors and shop at the local craft stalls.

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Rano Kau Volcano

At the edge of the larger volcano.

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Rano Raraku Volcano

The moai quarry.

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Ovahe Beach

The ancient rapanui's residence.

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Ahu Tongariki

The legendary 15 moais ahu.

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Anakena Beach

Where rapanui culture was born.

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Ana Te Pahu Cave

The plantain plants cave.

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Vinapu

An Inca stone wall in Rapa Nui.

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Orongo Village

An ancient ceremonial village.

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Nature

Activities

Rapa Nui

In addition to its natural and archaeological treasures, the island offers a heavenly scenario for practising sports as well as various activities to experience Rapa Nui.

Diving and Snorkelling
Cycling
Rapa Nui Marathon
Canoeing
Horseback Riding
Surfing
Trekking
Boat and Yacht Tours
Every February
Tapati Festival

Tapati Festival

A unique event in the world, the Tapati ("week"in rapanui language) is the most important festival of the rapanui culture and one of the most important in all of Polynesia as well. It takes place during the first half of february each year. In this celebration, Rapa Nui people are reunited with their ancestors, reviving their traditions, beliefs, art and sports competitions. The islanders participate enthusiastically preparing for it throughout the year.

It's the so-called “Easter Island Carnival”, to which the visitor is invited to participate, taking with them an unforgettable experience.

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before

travel

Tips
1

Pack some rain clothing

Rain coat, rain boots.
2

Check that your electronic devices are compatible with chilean electrical network

220 V and 50 Hz.
3

Pack a power adapter for chilean plugs

C and L types.
4

Printed documentation

Bring previously printed documentation that needs to be presented in that way.
5

Buy the Rapa Nui National Park entrance ticket at the airport

This ticket can only be purchased on the island and has a 10-days validity for all the park attractions. You can check ticket prices here.
6

Pack repellent spray

There may be Dengue type I, which causes a strong flu. Insect repellent helps preventing it.

Island's general information

Available services on the island:

ATM
ATM
Banks
Banks
Currency exchange
Currency
exchange
Mobile phone network
Mobile
phone
network
Pharmacies
Pharmacies
Hospital
Hospital
Police station (Carabineros)
Police
station