My Introvert Travel Guide To Easter Island
Most people think of places that are quiet and isolated, with fewer people, so they can enjoy lots of solitude. They also love the beautiful natural beauty of these destinations. Easter Island is the perfect place to go if this sounds like your ideal holiday.
Officially part of Chile, it nevertheless takes several hours on a plane to get there from the mainland. The tiny airport is surrounded by water and you can travel a long distance in either direction once you have landed. Talk about isolated. This is the ideal place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the solitude of the ocean. You’ll be as alone as you can with the people and islands around you. It’s okay to indulge in a little civilized luxury.
Introvert-style exploration of Easter Island
Even though Easter Island may be small, there is still much to see and do. There are many ways to explore Easter Island. You can hire a car, a bike or book a tour. Or you can simply walk. The latter option was what I found most satisfying. However, I also enjoyed changing my routine from time to time if it was necessary. We’ll get to that in a moment. Everything I could find within walking distance of Easter Island’s main city, Hangar Rao was accessible on foot. This includes the Reno Raku crater, Ana Kakenage caves, and Orono village. It’s a small hole in the ground so I had to walk past it first. Then, I got all the courage I needed and climbed in. You don’t have to worry if you get through the entrance.
The cave opens up to the ocean at the back and allows for amazing views. However, I didn’t go on all those adventures by myself. Some of those I did with a man I met at the hostel who arrived on the same day as me. He was more of a quiet person than I was. I doubt I could have lasted a guy who kept talking constantly. I did enjoy going out on my own some days. There are many tourists visiting Easter Island. However, the island isn’t overcrowded and I only met a few people. The only company I encountered was sheep, horses, and cows most of the time. They can be found almost anywhere on the island, even in the middle of the street, as they roam more or less freely. It was amazing!