Welcome to Rapa Nui
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- What emergency medical services are available?
Hanga Roa we have a hospital where emergencies are handled. All have the WildernejjssFirst Responder (WFR) certification, which means they have all the knowledge and skills necessary to provide assistance to people in remote locations, or where there are no major hospitals.
For your safety and that of others, only transits through designated places authorized
- Is there a vaccine required?
In both Chile and Easter Island do not require any vaccination, however, tourists are always recommended to protect typhoid, polio, hepatitis and tetanus.
Only dispose of their garbage in places authorized
- Can you drink tap water?
The drinking water in the village is completely drinkable and safe to drink directly, but always recommended to local people and tourists drink bottled water or sewn as some body are more susceptible to change and may suffer some stomach upset due the high mineral content of drinking water.
Bring a bag to throw away their trash and throw it into areas
- Potable Water
Easter Island there is only one company that is dedicated to the production and distribution of drinking water SASIPA (Agricultural Society and Services Easter Island), the company is also engaged in the distribution of electricity, loading and unloading of ships and administration Fundo Vaitea.
Do not collect species of flora along the way such as branches, stones etc.
- How's the weather?
Easter Island is subtropical maritime climate.
Temperature: Annual average 20.3 ° C
Coldest month: August (14.7 ° - 17 ° C)
Warmest month: February (23.8 - 27 ° C)
Rainiest month: May.
Do not feed the animals
- What is the currency used in Easter Island?
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Do not scratch, do not shred or climb on the statues. These acts are penalized
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In some places receive credit card either Visa, Mastercars, Dinner and American Express. It is noteworthy that must consult before if there are surcharges for use. The exchange rates used by credit cards are quite convenient. If you want to use credit cards to make purchases in Chile, they must verify that they have international coverage. But certainly always it recommended to carry cash.
Do not stray from the tour group
There are 4 ATMs, which are alongside the Banco Estado and Banco Santander (both 24/7) accepts Mastercard, Cirrus cards and cards from local banks. It also has one in the fuel service center, Puna Vai, and another airport. The maximum amounts that can be rotated per day are $ 200. 000 thousand pesos at day.
Alert your guide if you have physical complaints
There are two banks, "Bank State" and "Banco Santander", both have ATM. The hours are from 8:00 to 13:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Take precautions to avoid accidents
- What is the time zone?
All times are GMT-6; UTC-5 in summer. 2 hours less than in continental Chile should be considered and, Tahiti, 6 hours less in summer and less in winter 7.
- What languages are spoken?
The official language in Chile is Spanish and the language on the island is Rapa Nui, operators also speak French and English, languages spoken in addition to German.
Take precautions to avoid accidents
- Activities that can be performed on the Island
Easter Island tourists have a wide range of activities you can do. The most popular include excursions in 4 × 4, trekking, diving, snorkeling, surfing, biking, horseback riding and archeological tours.
Follow the instructions of the guides
- Can you learn to dive in Easter Island?
It is certainly possible to learn to swim in Easter Island, but is recommended for people who have at least a week's stay so can enroll in a course of either complete or certification can dive under the supervision of a third party in the subject, if any member who is PADI, NAUI or SSI certification is recognized.
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- Energy Service
Electrical power is provided by the company SASIPA approximately 220V, this energy is provided by generators, it is for this reason that power outages are common.
Do not enter forbidden places for tourists
- Supermarkets and Markets
The island has good supply, businesses are open from 10:00 to 13:30 hrs and 17:00 to 21:00 hrs. Some services on open from 10-24 hours.
Use caution on the beach
- Communication Service and Internet Telephony
There are several internet centers that also offer long distance call service. Mobile phones have only now ENTEL, Movistar clear and use roaming service for its customers.
Low-speed Internet throughout the island, recommended only to check emails.
Do not attempt to swim in deep water and far wave
- Air transport service and shipping charges
The value of a perishable kilo is $ 1,900 which is added the cost of transport, ie one kilo of apple in Easter Island has a final value of $ 2. 400.
Do not eat products of dubious origin
- Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG)
According to Chilean law must make an affidavit of the elements behave. It is forbidden to enter: fruits, seeds or grains, vegetables or animal products unprocessed land; firearms, ammunition or explosives; dead or illegal drugs, biological products, veterinary drugs, pets, living species.
Be careful with your luggage and valuables
There is only one servi center where you can find no oil problem, kerosene, naphtha. Hours are Monday through Sunday from 8:00 to 22:00 hours. Reference value $ 710. - CPL per liter.
- Suggested restaurants
1. Tataku Vave, Hanga Piko
Ceviche Rapa Nui USD 24
Rape Rapa USD 60
Papas good portion Tataku USD 24 and can reach up to 2 people
2. Dinner Show You ra'ai
Typical Dinner and Show Rapa Nui, including Transfers.
3. Kuki Varua, opposite Municipal court
Variety of menu from $USD 34
4. "The Fat", just five minutes walk from our hotel
Fast food sandwiches, burgers and pizza from USD 12 to USD 20
5. Empanadas where "Aunt Sonia" against Poko Poko
6. - Pizzeria Corner, just 5 minutes walk from our hotel
Fast food pizza
Note: Approximate prices