This is a guest post by Tess Pajaron.
Easter Island is the southernmost island out of all of the Polynesian islands. This area is best known for its incredible statues and beauty. Archaeologists and tourists alike are drawn from around the world to study and view the incredible history that can be found on this small, but incredibly unique part of the world.
The triangular-shaped island is home to approximately 3,700 residents according to the 2002 census data, making it one of the most isolated islands with regular inhabitants. The closest inhabited island is Pitcairn Island which is over 1,200 miles away and home to fewer than 100 people. With so few residents, and in such a remote location, it is clear that the history and mysterious story is what attracts attracts approximately 50,000 tourists from all around the world each year to this island.See more pictures →