The remote volcanic island, located in the Polynesian Triangle, is officially part of the Valparaíso Region, making it a special territory of Chile. The “navel of the world” only has one city, Hanga Roa, where the Father Sebastián Englert Anthropological Museum, indigenous communities, and the Tau Kiani Botanical Garden, with more than 3,000 plants, can be found.
The most famous beach on the island is Anakena, known for its white sand and turquoise waters. There are two platforms of moai, although the most imposing ones are in Ahu Tongariki, a platform of almost 220 meters with 15 stone statues.
One of the most interesting places would be Ahu Te Pito Kura, facing La Pérouse Bay, where a toppled moai can be seen. However, right next to it, there is a large spherical stone called Te Pito O Te Henua (translated as “the navel of the world”) and if you bring a compass to this location, it will rotate in circles without being able to point north.