Since its “discovery” on Easter Sunday in 1722, Rapa Nui has aroused the interest of navigators, historians, scientists and travelers from around the world. Much has been written about what is considered “the most island island”, due to its remote location in the Pacific Ocean. The gigantic volcanic stone statues, known as moai, the unscrambled writing of the Rongo Rongo symbols and the history of its inhabitants who were about to disappear, have originated the myth of Easter Island.
The flora of Easter Island does not present a great variety unlike other islands in the South Pacific. The island is 90% covered by grasslands, 5% by tree formations or crops and the remaining 5% by sparse vegetation. Read more »
The fauna of Easter Island, as a result of its extreme isolation, is scarce and very poor from the point of view of its diversity, which significantly differentiates it from the rest of the Polynesian islands. Read more »
Rapa Nui is a place surrounded by mystery. Its extreme isolation and the abuse suffered by its inhabitants in not very distant times caused very little to be known about the original Rapa Nui culture and its ancient traditions. Read more »