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Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

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The exterior of Hangora Eco Village & Spa in Easter Island, Chile

CHILE

Easter Island
Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa

Traveling to Easter Island, in and of itself, is proof of a desire for a remote, nature-centric holiday. A Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean, this destination is for those who want something truly unique. For that exclusive group, there is Hangaroa Eco Village and Spa. This resort was created to pay tribute to the Kainga philosophy of the local Rapa Nui people, which espouses respect for the connection between the spiritual world and our planet. This philosophy manifests itself in a guardianship of economic, cultural and natural resources, beginning with a predominantly local staff and education programs to maintain island traditions. The architecture reflects the village of Orongo (whose remains can be found at the peak of Rano Kau volcano), and the main lounge is based on an ancestral casa bote, a house shaped like an upside down boat that can be viewed among the island ruins. As for nature preservation, you will find the use of solar panels, wind power, waste recycling, water filtration, native landscaping and organic locally sourced ingredients at both the restaurants and the spa. Located on a coastal road, just steps from the center of town, Hangaroa makes an ideal base for exploring the island's legendary moai statues, as well as attending a mass sung by island elders, diving area waters and savoring a lobster dinner while the sun goes down over the sea.

To find out more, visit Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa's official website

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