Ana Kai Tangata

Ana Kai Tangata, Hanga Roa: Address, Ana Kai Tangata Reviews: 4.5/5

Ana Kai Tangata
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,799 contributions
Worth considering
Dec 2019 • Family
This cave is a very short walk from the car park. No need to take jackets or torches here. It is a beautiful collection of cave paintings, in an exposed, open crevice facing off into the Pacific Ocean. Certainly worth considering.
Written 25 November 2020
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,339 contributions
Uneven terrain
Feb 2020
This was close to our hotel so we walked here to see it. We didn't go into the cave directly as it was a steep decline plus walking on stones in the water to get there. We were able to view most of it from afar. It is a beautiful cave with pictograms, paintings on rocks. The paint is made from mineral pigments found on the island. The paintings depict the Manuatara Bird. The arrival of this bird in spring would start the Tangata Manu competition.
Written 17 April 2020
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Stella R.
Brasilia, DF26 contributions
Underrated place!
Feb 2020
I didn't heard much about Ana Kai Tangata before going to Rapa Nui Island, and I think that's such an underrated place! The landscape is absolutely amazing, and the sunset there is a definitely must see (we were looking for other sunsets than Ahu Tahai one, as we've been there more than three times in a row). Unfortunetly, we couldn't enter the cave because it seemed interdited at that day, but seeing the sea beat so hard at the rocks, along with such a beautiful sunset, made the place one of my favourite ones in Rapa Nui! Really remarkable.
Written 14 February 2020
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,735 contributions
AKA Cannibal cave
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great views all around and a nice spot to watch the sunset.
Walk down the steps to the cave you can't go in like the other caves.
But dramatic coast with crashing surf and jagged rock formations!
Written 31 December 2019
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Alison M
Maryland675 contributions
Rock Art - the view to the water rock too!
Oct 2019
You'll want to go to see the cave art of the early people of Rapa Nui. The climb is not difficult and once in the cave you can take in the beautiful view of the water and the crashing waves.
Written 26 October 2019
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Best food best hotel
Hong Kong, China4,076 contributions
Cave with drawing
Aug 2019 • Family
After we saw three, four moai site, we felt bore.
Seeing something difference is nice.
This is one of the most accessible caves on the island according to our guide. Its on the seafront and very close to the town, it has some cave paintings and the legends that surround it and even a Hollywood movie took a scene here, if you want to visit here, you can please ma je sure you weaf a short shoes as the road is narrow and maybe slippery.
Written 24 August 2019
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Grégoire J
116 contributions
Short but beautiful
Jan 2019 • Friends
You go down with a few rock stairs to come next to the water and enjoy just a small cavity being an end of lava tubes
Written 2 February 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,154 contributions
Cave with a view
Oct 2018 • Couples
Ana Kai Tanata is located near town and the start of the trail that leads to Rano Kau and Orongo. Nestled at the bottom of steep black volcanic cliffs, the oceanfront location is spectacular with waves crashing against the rocks. The entrance to the cave is down a set of steps that hug the cliff. While the opening is above the high tide line, it is somewhat unnerving to see the waves breaking literally at eye level. A sign warns “Danger – Falling Cliffs”. A low barrier reinforces the message that it’s not safe to enter the cave which is about 15 m (50 ft) deep. I took a quick peek inside and quickly headed back up the steps. I was too nervous to really get a good look! Come for the ocean view because you likely won’t see the cave paintings. There are various legends on how the cave was used. Another island mystery.
Written 9 December 2018
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,234 contributions
Not allowed to visit this cave - But cheapest gift shop is at this site
Jul 2018 • Couples
We tried to visit this cave based on reviews here.

There are signs there telling you where it is, and leading you to believe it is open to the public. However, after descending the staircase, were were confronted by a surly, young local park ranger that chastised us for going down the stairs. She also accused us of sneaking down. And yet she made no effort to stop us on our slow walk towards the cliff.

If it is not accessible to the public, they just need to block off the entrance and/or place a sign stating it is not open. Otherwise, how would any tourist know that it is not open to the public?....especially when there is a gift shop by the entrance!!!

I noticed that the 'park rangers' on this Island are young, local Rapa Nui that have almost a 'militant' attitude towards tourists. There are a lot of remote places in the world that would love to have this kind of in-demand tourist economy.

On the plus side, there is a small gift shop close to this cave, by the road, that had the best prices of any tourist shop we visited. I was on a mission to purchase a replica stone head, and the cost of one in the size I wanted was $200 USD and up. At the prison gift shop was a beautifully carved, large head, but it was $400 USD. At this tiny gift shop by the cave, I got my replica stone head for about $30 USD.

I have mixed feelings about a place that is willing to rip-off tourists, while at the same time treating them poorly at parks. Of course, this does not happen everywhere on the Island, but it is not difficult to find.
Written 15 September 2018
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CKT808
Honolulu, HI2,739 contributions
Good View of Ocean
Mar 2018 • Couples
The trail to this cave was blocked, so you could see the opening to the cave. You cannot see the paintings. There is a great view of the ocean cliffs, but not much more than that.
Written 31 March 2018
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