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The Easter Island and the Robinson Crusoe Island are located in the Pacific Ocean. They have a soft subtropical climate that favors the growth of leafy vegetation and exotic fauna. All this helps to keep them in mind as tourist destination during the whole year.
They must be reached by flight.
Crater of Rano-Raraku volcano Anakena beach Robinson Crusoe Island
Halfway between South America and Tahiti and to almost five hours of flight from Santiago, we have this Humanity's Archaeological Patrimony, declared as such by UNESCO in 1995.
The island is filled with mysterious places to travel to and to enjoy. Their charming inhabitants give us the magic of their dances and culture.
It is the most isolated and mysterious culture in the South Pacific, with a small space hundred and sixty square kilometers, where the impressive Moai are, statues of volcanic stone that can reach 21 meters high. They were erected by hundreds near the coast and they are characteristic and unique in the world.
Easter Island is the most distant geographical point in the Earth. Its inhabitants call it Te Pito Te Henua, that is “the world’s navel”. The island inhabitants are the only people that developed writing in America, as shown the “talking tablets”, called Rongo-Rongo. These tablets are carved in wood of Toromiro, an autochthonous tree almost disappeared. Actually, they are trying to recuperate its population.
The legend of the imposing Moai, their un-deciphered writing, the Bird Man ceremonies (Tangata Manu), the countless archaeological vestiges, are reasons for a wonderful and extraordinary visit.
With its warm and pleasant climate the whole year, Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) is remarkable for its beaches, as Anakena beach, with its lukewarm waters and white sand. And there are also the green prairies and majestic volcanoes, that together with most of the ceremonial centers and archaeological vestiges of the island are protected by the Rapa Nui National Park.
The Juan Fernández Archipelago is comprised of three islands, Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, and Santa Clara. Covering an area of 9,967 hectares (24,630 acres), it was declared a National Park in 1935, and a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977, for all its riches and beauty.
It has a high index of Endemism, that is to say it houses unique species in the world that are of a great botanical interest. In these islands are 12 endemic genders, and only in the Island Robinson Crusoe is the Family Lactoridaceae to be found. One of the vegetal groups in this place, reach in types and characteristic, are the ferns, some arboreal ones and climbers, strange conditions in the planet. There are also the palm Chonta (Juanis Australis), Dendroseris Litoralis, Dendroseris Nerifolia and the last Sandalwood that we can appreciate in this Island. (Nota: si copias las cosas literalmente de otros sitios web como gochile.cl, podrías tener problemas de copyright)
As interesting as the flora of the place is its fauna. Due to the special geographical position of this archipelago, it is obliged stop for migratory marine birds as well as permanent residence for diverse endemic species as the attractive Picaflor de Juan Fernández ( the Juan Fernandez hummingbird or Sephanoides Fernandensis) and the Lobo fino de dos pelos (the two hair sea wolf or Arctocephalus Phillippi), an endemic marine mammal.
It has summits that reach the 1.500 meters above sea level, with a beach of tempered waters that is a perfect invitation to enjoy diving. Its beautiful marine landscape has an excellent visibility, which allows to admire its sheer marine cliffs. Big schools of endemic species of fish and abundant thorny lobsters attract the experts to this natural paradise for diving.
It was refuge for pirates like Cook, Eaton, Davis and Sharp, among others. Visited by navigators and explorers for its supply of water, firewood and fresh food. Among the visitors is the most famous one, Alexander Selkirk, who was abandoned in the year 1704 in the Robinson Crusoe Island and rescued in 1709. He was the inspiration for the Daniel Defoe’s classical novel “Robinson Crusoe”.
 
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