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• Rapa Nui has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures between 18°C and 27°C.
• Abuntant passing rains, humidity and sunny days invites the tourist to bring tough clothing, shorts, trousers, long and short sleeved shirts, raincoat, bathing clothes, sunblock, sunglasses and lots of water.
• The camera must not be left at home, and if possible bring underwater camera.
• The local currency is chilean peso ($CLP) but USD can also be used. Some stores accept common credit cards. Travel Checks can be cashed in the banks Banco del Estado or Banco Santander. Rapa Nui has several ATM machines that accept international credit cards.
• Rapa Nui air access is limited to flights from Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Papeete (Tahiti) with LAN Chile airlines.
• Electric: 220 Volts
• Local languages are rapa nui and spanish. English is understood to some extent. Tour operators often also offer tours in german, japanese and french.
• Local post office: Correos de Chile
• The island has a big variety of restaurants with different specialities.
• Internet and WiFi in cybercafés in town, with a cost of $1500 CLP per hour.
• Clothing washeries, stores and a pharmacy are situated in town.