Do I need any vaccinations?
Chile does not require any special vaccinations to enter.
Can you drink tap water?
The drinking water is completely safe to drink. But it is recommended to people whose bodies are more susceptible to changes, drinking bottled water.
What is the official currency?
The official currency is the Chilean peso. The American dollars (US$) are also accepted.
Do you accept credit cards?
The commonly accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard and Diners Club.
Are there ATMs?
On the Island 2 ATMs work (Banco Estado and Banco Santander). The ATMs accept local bank cards and Cirrus cards. The maximum amount that can rotate is $200,000 pesos a day.
How much is the tip?
In Chile, the tip is not included in the accounts of bars and / or restaurants. The amount of tip used in these places is 10-15% of total consumption and is suggested in the account.
What is the zone?
The time zone is UTC -6, in summer UTC-5. Consideration should be given two hours less than in continental Chile.
What is the language?
The official language of Chile is Spanish and the native language of the island is Rapa Nui. In establishments and tourist areas English is widely accepted, the French also accepted.
What essential items should I bring?
Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, swimwear, shoes, hiking shoes, insect repellent and a camera with plenty of space.
What clothes to consider?
Sarongs and swimsuits can be worn during the day in summer seasons , while shirts and shorts provide comfort in the expeditions. During the April-October season is advisable to bring warm clothes, mainly windbreaks and clothing against rain. The island has a very changeable climate it never hurts to carry a swimsuit and something for rain.
What is voltage?
The electrical voltage is 220 volts, 50 cycles (220V 50Hz). Therefore, those devices designed for 110V need a transformer. Travel devices and notebook computers have voltage auto transformer (110V- 240V) that adapts to the Chilean electricity.