While most famously known for the Moai statues and its fascinating history, Easter Island is also a natural wonderland with incredible outdoor experiences – snorkeling and diving among rich ocean life, hiking extinct volcanoes and remote areas of the island, and biking and horseback riding among rich flora and fauna. Easter Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and much of the island is protected under the Rapa Nui National Park.
Easter Island is semi-tropical, and year-round temperatures are generally pleasant year-round. The high season on Rapa Nui is the Southern Hemisphere summer – January to March. Winter can get a bit chilly, but average maximum temps are still around 72ºF (22ºC), and minimum temps are 57ºF (14ºC).
Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui to the locals, is part of the country of Chile. It is located over 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean.