Agricultural and handicraft fair
The agricultural and handicraft fair located in the heart of Hanga Roa is a meeting place for some rapanui inhabitants, and is usually more lively in the morning, as they used to have breakfast in the small cafeteria, chat and offer their products.
On the outer wall overlooking Atamu Tekena Street, small stands are displayed displaying several types of freshly caught fish such as pissi, toremo, kana kana or the island’s precious tuna. It is advisable to arrive early because fishing, which is not refrigerated, is finished quickly due to the demand of hotels and restaurants in the city.
Inside the fair is divided into two parts. In the first there are several stalls selling local vegetables and fruits, including bananas, pineapples, avocados and other vegetables. In other positions they offer also clothes.
The other half of the fair is aimed at tourists, as it is dedicated to the sale of typical rapanui handicraft items. In addition to the souvenir shops spread throughout the city and the airport stands, this is the most important place to find this type of products along with the Craft Market which is close to the Holy Cross church.
Here you can find reproductions of moai, in volcanic stone and wood, necklaces of shells, rongo rongo tablets, figures of Tangata Manu, bone mangai, petroglyphs of Orongo, ornaments made with feathers typical of traditional clothing, etc.
How to get the agricultural and crafts fair
The fair is located in the corner formed by the Tuu Maheke street and the main street called Atamu Tekena, in front of the Cruz Verde pharmacy.
Attention hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 13:00 h and 16:00 to 20:00 h