Tag: Easter

Easter Island: Where to Stay

April 25, 2014
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Chile, News

With only 62 square miles to choose from, you might think all the hotels on Easter Island are alike. In reality, it’s harder than you think to choose between them! Explora  Situated on 9 and a half hectares of land in the Te Miro Oone area of the island, the Explora is the only 5* hotel available on Easter Island. Overlooking the ocean, the hotel was designed to have minimal impact on the environment, preserving much of the original culture of the Rapa Nui. With impressive views found throughout the hotel, the rooms are a standout feature. The Explora’s exclusivity is evident – it has just 30 rooms in total, each designed to make your stay as comfortable and tranquil as possible. The facilities at this hotel are also excellent – a beautiful outdoor pool allows you to relax and wind down after a long day hiking and sightseeing in the surrounding area. A solar heated…

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Easter Island

April 22, 2014
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Chile, News

One of the most isolated and serenely beautiful places on Earth, Easter Island is a destination like no other. Full of outstanding natural beauty and a cultural history rich with experience, your holiday to Chile is sure to be unforgettable. Easter Island is full of hidden gems – let’s have some aspects of the area that really stand out! The Area  Just 63 square miles in total, Easter Island is a tropical paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. One of the most remote places still inhabited by a fixed population, its closest inhabited counterpoint on mainland is Chile, over 2000 miles away. Despite its remoteness, it draws thousands of visitors a year who are captivated by its fascinating history, beautiful beaches and the famous Moai Statues, scattered across the island. The island is technically a ‘special territory’ of Chile, belonging to the Valparaiso Region. With a population of just 6,000, over half are descendants…

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South American Easter Traditions

April 14, 2014
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Argentina, Chile, News

It’s that time of year again – eggs, extended family and enough chocolate to feed Luxembourg. It can only be Easter! We all have our idiosyncrasies when it comes to this festive time, but South America do it slightly differently to us… Argentina  Here in the UK, we tend to forget the religious aspect of Easter, but this a huge part of Argentinian life and culture. With a predominantly Catholic population (almost 75%), ‘Holy Week’ is a massive event featuring some spectacular outdoor services, attended by huge crowds. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday (yesterday, the 13th) and runs right through to Holy Saturday next week (the 19th) before Easter Sunday itself. Argentinians are, culturally, very family-orientated and Easter is no exception. Easter Sunday is characterised by a huge feast, the giving and receiving of gifts and exchanging of eggs. Traditionally, Argentinians will prepare a special dish – ‘Rosca de…

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