Easter Island: Make the most of its mysteries

Enormous volcanic craters, preserved stone villages, beaches, fantastic seafood and world-class diving are among the unsung delights of this mysterious destination also known by the native name Rapa Nui.

Indeed, the Chile-governed territory, which is 1,300 miles away from the nearest inhabited island (Pitcairn Island) and 2,200 miles away from South America's mainland, has plenty on offer for the active traveler, culture vulture, jet-setter and more.

It's also more accessible than you might think. LATAM Airlines, one of Latin America's leading carriers, flies direct there a few times a week from Santiago, Chile, and once a week from Papeete, Tahiti; either route takes less than six hours.

The island has a range of accommodation options: guesthouses, luxury resorts, Airbnbs and such. Read the full travel article here.

Easter Island