Where Easter Island aka Rapa Nui aka Isla de Pascua, Chile
When to Go There isn't a bad time. It's busiest in February around the Tapati Rapa Nui Festival and Jul/Aug may be chilly for the beach but should be fine for hiking/running.
How to get there LAN fly a Dreamliner daily from Santiago. Fares from $600 to $1300 return.
The Trail The Ara Mahiva is not an official trail therefore it is unmarked and crosses some fences and private land. There are plenty of short and enjoyable hiking trails on the island though, including the section of coast from Hanga Roa to Anakena Beach and the rim of Rano Kau.
Accommodation The Explora Rapa Nui was comfortable, beautifully-situated and eco-friendly and the staff were amazingly helpful when confronted with my strange requests and missing baggage.
Running Tips Take running shoes with plenty of cushioning and preferably some ankle support, a light waterproof jacket for brief showers, and a head torch in case it takes you longer than it took me. It's hard to get lost - just keep the sea on your left! Contact www.forwardtravel.com.au