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Anakena Beach Easter Island Cruise Port Guide


As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered ashore.

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This is the most Polynesian-looking part of the island, a true paradise with a grove of coconut palms that stretches to a white sand beach and a calm blue cove of warm Pacific waters. Anakena is one of two sand beaches on an island that is otherwise surrounded by a rough, black rock coastline. The idyllic setting here is interrupted by an ahu with six moai, a stark reminder that you are still on Easter Island. The distinct features of the moai, with carvings on their backs, are accented by the red scoria top knots, or pukaos, on their heads. This is where the island's first settlers, Hotu Matu'a and his family, are believed to have landed.

There is nowhere to purchase water, ice-creams, sun hats or anything else. Bring everything you need with you or suffer the consequences.

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If you want to see more of the Island, consider a ship's excursion.

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No shopping.


The official currency is the Chilean Peso, as opposed to on the mainland, transactions can be performed in US Dollars. When buying souvenirs it is best to use cash.

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