located very close to Anakena, this is a quiet and small volcanic beach. Its sand has a golden appearance due to a mixture of red coral sand and white sand.
- Poike Peninsula,
This place is of great historical and anthropological value. It is formed by the Poike volcano, one of the first that emerged on the island, about 3 million years ago.
On this peninsula lived the Hanau E'epe, a large and sturdy tribe that introduced the technique of tattooing and defeated the Hanau Momoko tribe thanks to digging a long trench and using it as a booby-trap.
On the summit of the now inactive Poike, there are three hills called Maunga Perehe, Munga Tea-Tea and Munga Vai a Heva. In this sector, one can admire a huge carved head and an interesting cave with stone engravings known as Ana O Keke, where virgins used to whiten their skins in ancient times.
It is 23 kilometers northeast of Hanga Roa.
- Rano Raraku Volcano,
this is one of the island's most important places, since it is the open-sky quarry where the ancient Rapa Nui used to carve out their Moai. Some 300 half-carved statues are scattered around the base of the volcano, forming the so-called Moai trail.
Among the unfinished statues is "El Gigante", with a height of 22 meters and weighing 165 tons.
The volcano is 100 meters above sea level. With its oval shape and crater containing a lagoon over 50 meters deep it is a prime attraction. It is located 18 kilometers northeast of Hanga Roa.
- Rano Kau Volcano,
this was one of the first that emerged from the ocean, and is located at the extreme southern tip of the island. Its name comes from the words rano (volcano), and kau (huge). It has a 1 kilometer diameter and over 280 meter-depth lake (according to measurements taken in 1947) in its crater. It is 4 kilometers south of Hanga Roa.
- Maunga Terevaka,
it is almost 500 meters high, and with the Poike and Rano Kau volcanoes, it is one of the oldest in Rapa Nui. The lava from its constant eruptions formed most of the body of the island. Its most recent period of activity was some 10,000 years ago. It is now inactive.