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Explora "La Posada de Mike Rapu" - Easter Island

Opened in December 2007, this boutique hotel, part of the Explora chain from South America, was built outside the main town of Hanga Roa on a large plot of almost 10 hectares, facing the ocean. Lined with eucalyptus and meadows where semi wild horses graze, the site is a haven of peace, skillfully combining luxury and serenity. Using raw materials such as wood and stone, the architecture of the hotel is reminiscent of the old houses of the Rapa Nui people, visible on the famous tourist site of Orongo. Proposed in allinclusive packages only, including deluxe accommodation, transfers, full board and semi-private tours, the hotel Explora Posada de Mike Rapu will delight travelers looking fora unique island to explore in a maximum comfort.


Situated in approximately 15mns by car of the city center Hanga Roa and the international airport of Mataveri.

 No grocery store or other business nearby. The hotel Explora La Posada de Mike Rapu is located literally right in the middle of nature, and epitomizes the concept of the South American hotel chain: create a specific relation between the traveler, the natural environment and the local culture. 

The hotel offers a complementary shuttle service to Hanga Roa town and to Anakena beach; it is available Monday to Friday from 16h30 to 22h00. Please make a reservation at the reception. 

Welcome with flower lei Farewell with shell lei .

Dining - Entertainment Features

The hotel restaurant, with its large windows, offers an unobstructed view on the surrounding landscape and the ocean, very pleasant during your meals. Gourmet cuisine, healthy and refined will be proposed to you, showcasing fish and other local products. 

American breakfast buffet 7H30 – 10H00 Seasonal fruits, delicatessen, fresh juices, cereals, home-made cakes, eggs on request. Lunch 13H00 – 14H30 

Dinner 20H00 – 22H00 For each meal, one 3-course set menu with 2 choices possible including a selection of wines served by the glass (Premium wines can be ordered on site with a supplement of approx. 150 USD per bottle).

Full Board is included in the room rate. No room service. Schedules of the meals can be modified according to the seasons. 

The bar opens from 11H00 to 23H00. All cocktails, wines (except premium wines) and alcohol are included in the room rate. The bar opening hours can be modified according to the seasons. 

No conference room.


Wireless Internet access available at the bar and in the lounge of the hotel. 2 computers are available for guests at the shop. Note: the island of Rapa Nui has a very slow internet connection.

Facilities and Activities

Underneath the hotel, surrounded by eucalyptus, stand the swimming pool and its outdoor jacuzzi. You can enjoy the sun with a glass in hand since a bar is also available on site. Little extra, an ancestral sauna was built in the same space (about 25,000 Chilean pesos per session). 

Meanwhile the Hare Taheta spa offers a beautiful view of the surrounding plains with the ocean at the back. 2 treatment rooms offer different types of massage, using high quality essential oils. Reservation and payment on site (approximately 40,000 Chilean pesos 30min). There is no TV in the living room or the rooms, the concept of Explora chain, being ‘living close to nature’. A small shop is located near the bar. You will find the right clothes for exploration, hiking shoes, books on Rapa Nui, some jewelry and handcrafts. The “exploration” or excursions offered by the hotel are done with professional guides, mostly natives of the island, in semi private groups (8 travelers maximum). 

A wide range of activities in half or full day is available with hiking, biking, exploring the ocean (snorkeling, fishing and traditional boat trips), which will allow you to gain a deep knowledge of the culture and geography of Rapa Nui, its megalithic remains, the moai, and the peculiarities of its inhabitants. Do not hesitate to discuss with your guide, who will help you choose the best suited tour according to your interests and abilities. Detailed list of explorations on request.

Free Activities:  Beach Towels Provided, Library, Sauna, 

Other Facilities:  Pantry & Sundry Shop, Jacuzzi, Laundry Service, Swimming Pool,


The hotel accepts children from 3 years old, however, there is no special infrastructure adapted or special food menu. Explorations are also not recommended for children under 12.

Important Remarks

Information on this Fact sheet is subject to change without prior notice. 

Accepted Credit Cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

Room Facilities

Bathtub, Bathrobe, Hair Dryer, Daily Housekeeping, In Room Safety Box, Telephone.

Room Categories

Varua King Room (All Inclusive) 3Night Package

Varua rooms are all oriented with a view on the ocean and the surrounding hills. They offer great comfort and are designed to provide privacy and silence to the guests. The sophisticated design uses pine wood and earth-colored concrete for the floor. Each room has a small living area, hydro massage bath and beds designed for deep, pleasurable sleep after a day of exploration. Following the philosophy of the Explora hotels, the rooms are tv and air conditioning free.

 Maximum Occupancy: 2A

 Bed Configuration:  1 Double bed or 2 Single beds

More Info:  32 m2

Additional Facilities: N/A

Raa Suite (All Inclusive) 3Night Package

The Raa suites also offer a nice view on the ocean and the surrounding landscape. More spacious than the rooms, these suites offer the same high quality services. The interior design using raw materials is also sophisticated. No air conditioning or television in those units.

Maximum Occupancy: 2A+1C

Bed Configuration:  1 Double bed + 1 extra bed

More Info: 44 m2

Additional Facilities: N/A

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