I was able to make an award booking on LAN airlines using American Airlines miles. Given that the flight was free, I wasn't too keen on ruining my cost savings on an expensive hotel. After exploring all the options I ended up opting for Camping Mihinoa. Now, I realize that camping isn't for everyone but if you are willing to opt for a tent instead of a hotel room, this is an excellent option. The cost is $12 per person per night if staying 3 or more nights and 14$ per person per night if staying 1 or 2 nights. That price includes transportation from the airport, a tent already set up on your arrival, a sleeping bag and a foam pad. Wifi is also available for 5$ for the entire stay. The campground is located right on the ocean and it is about 2 miles from the center of town (walkable). They also have a car that is available for rental at a cost of 50$ a day.
I will post more about my time on Easter Island soon!
|View up the shoreline from the campsite|
|Rental car - 50$ a day|