Camping Mihinoa is the only official camping in Easter Island. With a view of the sea during the day and the stars during the night, the camp adds to the magical and mystical feeling of the island.
Ten minutes by walk from the main street in Hanga Roa, the camp is located right next to the sea. Hanga Roa is the main town area of Easter Island, where one can find restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, pubs, tour guides, and souvenir stores. A ten-minute drive can also get you to the airport. The camp is also located extremely close to the mini harbour area, where you can choose to go Scuba diving.
From the camp, to reach the archeological sites of Rapa Nui, you can rent a bike, scooter, or a jeep. For the slightly more adventurous, there are options to rent quard bikes or dirt bikes. Armed with a map of the island and your transportation, you can get from the camp to anyplace in the island with ease.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Camping Mihinoa provides different types of accommodation -- tent only for those with sleeping bags, tent with sleeping bag and mattress, private rooms, and dorm rooms. The bathrooms however are in a common area, separate for men and women. They are in a hygienic condition and have hot water in the morning and evening for a couple of hours.
With a common kitchen and dining area, the camp is a place where most backpackers prefer to cook. With Easter Island not being a very affordable island for backpackers to eat out all the time, most backpackers choose to walk to the nearby supermarket and stock up on groceries. The camp provides you with plates, cups, and bowls and other utensils for cooking. There is also a common fridge and shelves, where you can store your groceries. The camp does not provide any breakfast or food. The camp charges extra for charging batteries, using Wi-Fi, and renting transportation. They however offer a free airport pickup and dropoff facility.
To laze around, the camp has a comfortable hammock. You can also lie around in the grass in the cool breeze.
Marta and Roger, the owners of Camping Mihinoa, are happy locals, who will give you enough information to enjoy your days in the island. Welcoming you with garlands in the airport and bidding farewell with a Rapanui hug, Camping Mihinoa is the closest you will experience to home in Easter Island.
by Aparna Shekar
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
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