At Hare Uta, we want you to experience the energy of our hare -home- and share with us the space of our ancestors, characterizedby its natural and traditional elements of the Rapa Nui culture. Above all, we want you to experience Mo'a, a concept that is expressed with deep respect, honesty and simplicity with people and the environment. Our experiences have guides and hosts who will enjoy accompanying you discovering the Mo'a in every corner of our hotel and our beloved island.
Let us place ourselves in the XIII century, around the years 1200 A.D., at that time already there are registers of homes in Rapa Nui, which were conceived as a consequence of their reference in the sea, the boats that they saw in the distance. Inspired by them, they created their own hare vaka (boat houses). Around each of them, there was a field and a ceremonial center where families lived. There they shared crops, hunting and fishing. Customs and traditions were passed on...
500 YEARS LATER
A large French expedition arrived in 1786. The expeditionary La Pèrousse relates: "On the beach, some four or five hundred Indians were waiting for us. None of them were armed. Their exclamations, their countenances showed joy. They approached us, holding out their hands and wishing us luck on the occasion of our arrival".
For 200 years, Easter Island remained a remote place, an enigma, a territory lost in the sea, inhabited by a people of whom little or nothing was known. While Continental Chile was getting closer and closer to the world, Rapa Nui continued to live at its own pace, with a very strong feeling of unity, with families opening their arms and hearts to welcome their children and other children, forming numerous, humble clans full of brotherhood, affection and love...
The first passengers who arrived in Rapanui in 1968 on the first commercial flight that landed in Mataveri, who were welcomed by four island families, one of them the core of those who today lead the Hare Uta Hotel, found themselves with this feeling. From that moment, when it was necessary to prepare the house to receive the visitors, this dream began, which today is reflected in the feeling that guides us and that seeks to relive the first sensations of those passengers who participated as one more of the family, a tradition of the Rapa Nui culture since ancient times, full of shared experiences and stories told, consisting of facilitating and opening the home -hare in the Rapa Nui language- to those who visit us. Hence, then, the name of this Hotel.
The suites of our hotel resemble the houses of the Rapanui of 1968. We designed a space not only for the comfort of our guests, but also for them to live and feel their environment, integrating, through these experiences, to Rapanui of today; that they feel their room not as a hotel room, but as their hare; that every moment and every space is considered as their own, just as our ancestors lived and felt it. Thus, you will be able to visit our gardens where local flora and fruits, hens and roosters and an obsidian mine (a fundamental mineral in the Rapa Nui culture) abound.
Our hotel is open to those who visit us just as our ancestors did with their homes more than 50 years ago, with an open heart so that you can live a true experience on the island.