Easter Island in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean

Easter Island
Stone Statues (Moai) at Easter Island
Photo from: Ian Sewell, Creative Commons

Easter Island is located 2,180 miles (3510 km) west of Santiago, Chile. This Island is full of charm and beauty and has a fascinating history. The island is popularly known for its monumental structures. Generations after generations of people lived here and left their distinctive mark on this Island.

Easter Island is also known for its beautiful stone statues call “moai” which are made of volcanic rock. There are nearly 1,000 stone statues within Easter Island and the purpose of the statues is a mystery. Historians say that perhaps the statues represent the gods or early ancestors. The biggest moai is said to be 10 meters tall and weight around 75 tons.

The island has many popular resorts, beaches and coastlines that spread over 4,000 kilometers. The weather varies from being either dry or wet because of the island’s Mediterranean Climate. Easter Island also has offers visitors a look at old Chilean architecture.

Most of the beaches have five star hotels and resorts with the latest state-of-the-art technology. Water sports are the center of attraction for many tourists, with surfing and fishing being among the most popular activities. Tourists can eat exotic seafood and drink expensive wine while staying on the island.

13 responses to “Easter Island in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean”

  1. tengosed says:

    AAAAAHHHHHHHHH these fools look like they gonna eat me!!!!!!!!! are they potty trained????????

  2. Aramys says:

    they arent potty trained

  3. cherry says:

    i am there ang i am getting gum gum.

  4. Claire says:

    Okay, so I appreciate that this site lists some awesome places and has good reccomendations for travel; however, whoever did the write ups needs to work on their grammer….Some of it just makes absolutely no sense! Also, there needs to be a bit of fact checking:
    “Chile is the land of wine, wine yards, poets and romance. It is the largest country in the world and offers different landscapes and hundreds of opportunities to visit.”

    Note that the write-up says that Chile is “the largest country”. It’s a small country, even in its own continent!

    Anyways, I don’t mean to be the grammer police, but it’s important if you want a good website.

  5. lexi says:

    why would they be potty trained when they are big head peoples that don’t talk and don’t have a life that why they are there. but they are cool

  6. me says:

    sounds pretty awesome

  7. icy says:

    amazing ,,, interesting!!!

  8. jaz says:

    “It is the largest country in the world” should oviously be REPLACED with the longest country in the world…..

  9. saimon says:

    i so happy in this statue this is the spirit come in the clouds of aurora many tribes

  10. susi says:

    I appreciate that this is on the list as well… but Easter Island is not “below the southern tip of Chile.” PLEASE correct this. It is west of the main part of Chile, and if my memory serves me right, it is actually closer to Hawaii than the rest of Chile. It is NOT as far south as this description implies.

  11. aisha says:

    i go 2 eastlake school…..nice info rite?

  12. Riztys says:

    Thanks for th heads up. Keep travelling!

  13. Kameron says:

    Thanks needed it for school project.