In the region of Valparaíso , the Easter Island is the nexus of Chile with the Polynesia, a place that moves away from the traditions of the continent, with a different culture and beautiful landscapes.
Due to its natural, historical and cultural manifestations, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, is one of the most attractive places in the world. It is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, belonging to Oceania and to the insular territory of Chile at the same time.
It is important to remark that this is one of the few places where its native -or pascuense- culture is still present, and the locals have maintained their customs and traditions for centuries. The Moais, stone statues built hundreds of years ago, still stand unaffected, being one of the most distinctive features of the island. Fantasy and reality blend in Rapa Nui, a land that has given birth to a unique culture, which in turn has made Easter Island an invaluable treasure, both socially and archeologically.
Every year, thousands of tourists visit the island. People from all over the world come to discover its archaeological sites, to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes, and to get in touch with the culture and its traditions. All these factors made Unesco declare it a World Heritage Site in 1995.