Easter Island is a volcanic island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and marks the southeastern corner of the Polynesian triangle. The island is barely 15.3 miles by 7.6 miles in size and is home to 887 Moai or Mo’ai (monolithic human statues carved by the Rapa Nui people). The island landscape is barren and devoid of trees making the presence of Moai a unique cultural phenomenon. People often skip on a visit to Easter Island during a trip to Chile as getting there can be expensive, so it’s advised to do some homework and careful trip planning.
Here are 10 things I wish I’d known before visiting Easter Island.