Altiplanico Easter Island
Easter Island, Chile
The Altiplanico Easter Island has been designed in traditional Rapa Nui boathouse style and is a comfortable base with good facilities from which to explore the rugged landscapes of Chile's remote Pacific island and its mysterious Moai stone statues.
At a Glance
Spectacular Pacific Ocean views all round
All rooms have private terrace
10-minute walk from Hanga Roa village
Designed in the style of a traditional Rapa Nui boathouse
Outdoor swimming pool
Ideally situated for exploring the island's mysterious and majestic Moai statues
The Altiplanico is located on the west coast of Easter Island, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are sixteen detached bungalows, linked by pathways of stone or grass to each other and the main building. The spacious rooms are traditionally designed, with simple yet tasteful furnishings, and all have showers opening to the sky and glass doors leading to a private terrace with fabulous ocean views.
The semi open-air restaurant specializes in a fusion of Peruvian, Chilean and Rapa Nui cuisine, making use of the diversity of local ingredients including many fruits grown on the property and delicious fresh seafood. There is also a bar, a circular swimming pool surrounded by lovely gardens and plenty of lounging areas, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views.
The Altiplanico is the perfectly base for exploring beautiful Easter Island, the most remote inhabited island in the world. The island is shrouded in mystery and is home to a fascinating culture whose origins and evolution remain unexplained. A variety of activities are on offer including visits to the famous Moai statues and other important archaeological sites, hiking, mountain biking, boat trips, fishing and snorkeling.
Accommodation at the Altiplanico is in 16 detached bungalows, surrounded by lush vegetation. The bungalows are decorated in a simple traditional style and each has an ensuite bathroom with a shower open to the sky, king size or twin beds, and large patio-style doors opening onto a private terraces with spectacular ocean views.
Children are welcome at the Altiplanico. There are no formal children's facilities although there are triple rooms, which can be used for families. Children will enjoy splashing around by the pool and exploring the island, a mysterious and adventurous destination, which should appeal to youngsters, whilst providing an educational experience.
The Altiplanico has a an open air pool surrounded by gardens, a bar and spacious seating areas, with fabulous views. There is also a restaurant serving a blend of Chilean, Peruvian and Rapa Nui cuisine, using many local ingredients found on the island and delicious seafood from the Pacific waters, including tuna and langoustine.
Guests at the Altiplanico can participate in a variety of excursions and activities on and around the island, including visits to the towering Maois, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, boat trips, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Location & Directions
Easter Island, Chile
The Altiplanico is located approximately a 10 minute walk from Hanga Roa, the only town on Easter Island.
When to go
The weather's pleasant on Easter Island year-round. The peak tourist season runs from January to March. Prices are highest and accommodations scarcest during this period, especially during the Tapati Rapa Nui festival. The rest of the year is less crowded and at times you'll have the whole island to yourself. July and August might be a bit chilly for some tastes but it's ideal for hiking.