"Explore Ana Kai Tangata cave" Easter Island Things to Do Tip by sswagner
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This is sometimes referred to the "cannibal's cave", because some believe that the name of the cave suggests cannibalism occurred here. I do not find this possibility to be the most interesting feature of the cave. It is set against the spectacular coast in this area. There is a sign indicating the cave is nearby. A ramp leads down to the cave itself. Besides a great place to watch the sea, there are also some cave paintings visible. They include birds, which could possibly be associated with the "Birdman" cult that occured here. As one approaches the cave, they are visible straight ahead on the north wall of the cave. A flashlight always helps, but there was ample lighting when I visited. The back of the cave is not too deep.
Directions: This is just to the south of Hanga Roa. It is best accessed by means of the road to Orongo and Rano Kau. It is just to the south of the Iorana Hotel. A short walk from a parking area leads to the cave.
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