Easter Island Shopping

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  • Shopping
    by Lunaina
  • Shopping
    by Lunaina

Easter Island Shopping

  • Wood Craft

    There are a variety of souvenir shops and a large central market located along Av Atamu Tekena where you can pick up some nice wood crafts including carved moai kavakava, rongo rongo tablets and stone moai statues. The best selection is in the central Mercado Artesenal but we went straight to the source. Along Petero Atamu we found the home of a...

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  • Two banks to get money from

    The Santander bank is a new bank at the oceanside. It is a beautiful building! Do not forget to take your pinpass with you. My partner left it in the machine, fortunately someone gave it to a bankemployee and so he got his pass back...Close to the Santander bank is one more bank, we however did not use that one...

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  • Souvenirs and handcrafts

    If you are looking for Rapa Nui handcrafts then one of the places to go is the Mercado Artesanal which has about 40 different stalls with similar wares for sale.Even if you are not looking to purchase anything it is a pleasant walk around the Mercado. You can buy Moai replicas made of wood or stone, sarongs, t-shirts, other wooden carvings,...

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  • Carry it with you

    If you are tight on money you will want to bring all the essentials with you. All manufactured items are imported. Fresh fruit, fish or meat are generally not worth carrying because they may be subject to confiscation and because there is some local production. I had no trouble with packaged trail mix and camping foods I had in my luggage in...

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  • Mercado

    This is one of many places to buy the local crafts of Easter Island. Stone and wood carved moais in various sizes are numerous. They range for a few dollars per piece and on up. Wood carvings are also popular. The replicas of the Rongorongo tablets are unique to the island. They are usually replicas of various tablets found in museums around the...

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  • Temporary shops at the sights

    Some locals gather their crafts and head out to some of the most touristic places to sell you their merchandise right on spot while you are waiting for the other members of your tour, or just when you walk by. Sometimes they are at one spot only for a short period of time, while the bigger tourist buses stop at that place. They offer usually the...

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  • Convenient Grocery Store

    You may get more stuff at the "real" supermarket right next door, but I found it nicer to buy my daily food and drink at this small place with a local-touch to it. They always had fresh bakery products and you could buy some meat and cheese to go with it. Visiting this place every morning before heading out to an island exploring day is really...

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  • Tangible memories

    You'll have more than enough opportunities to buy yourself a souvenir of Easter Island before you leave. You'll find stalls set up at Orongo and Anakena, and possibly at other sites too, depending on when you are there ... the further into the "season" the more souvenir sellers there are. There's a small shop at the museum, selling high quality,...

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  • Local Art and Souvenirs

    Mercado Artesanal is a market for many merchants selling local craft. Some of those are of high artistic value, some are "regular" souvenir stuff. You can look for anything from a small keychain with a carved moai to big wood or stone Moais, or even traditional other Rapa Nui Art figures. Some of the merchants are actually working on spot, while in...

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  • Off course a moai ...

    When visiting Easter Island it is logical you want to buy some souvenirs from the island for yourself or your friends at home. Off course there is the normal touristy stuff, but Rapa Nui is more or less famous for its wood carvers.We found that type of souvenirs in the craft markets (close to the church and in the municipal fair) and in many shops....

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  • Handicrafts.

    In Hanga Roa i found some good shops to buy local handicraft, t-shirts and also nice saroongs from Tahiti.

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  • Buy at the Smaller places

    Some of the more formal places to buy souvenirs such as the Artisan Shop near the cathedral and the Museum Shop, can be very overpriced. It is worth looking around. Sometimes you see a seller beside one of the Moais, and these can be much better value, especially if you haggle hard! Small Moai carvings in stoneBirdman carvings in WoodTraditional...

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  • Never Too Late to Shop

    If you spent too much time sightseeing and didn't have a chance to buy a souvenir, don't panic. While you are waiting 1-2 hours for your plane to leave, walk across the street from departures and there's a pretty good selection of local crafts. Wont be cheap, but little on Easter Island is.

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  • Fabrics are a great buy

    Walking around Hanga Roa, you will find lots of small places selling fabrics with typical Easter Island motivs on them. These fabrics are inexpensive and are handmade, and make great souvenirs or gifts for people back home. They are not heavy, they are easy to pack, and they are unique. We especially liked the fabrics showing the "Birdman of...

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  • A visit to the supermarket

    Hanga Roa is such a small village, if there is another supermarket besides the one in the picture, we didn't find it. However, we had a really interesting experience talking to the lady who runs the small supermarket and also to one of the customers (well, the only customer, in fact). Only about 4 people actually fit in the supermarket at a time,...

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  • Local artesan crafts

    This local craft market is a great place for your souvenir buying. Most of the locals have their booths set up with everything from carved wood items, shell necklaces, volcanic miniature moais, and much more. Bargain with the sellers... This is a must. Do not pay what they ask. Walk away if you have to. They will follow you and bargain with you...

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