The culture and lifestyle of the Rapans is described in the book Rapan Lifeways (1970), by F. Allan Hanson.
- 1 Haurei. The main population center, located on Haurei Bay. Ha'urei is also known as Ahurei
The roads consist of mostly dirt and the weather is for the most, tropical.
- Morongo Uta, which was developed c. 1450–1550 AD
Rapa is home to the Tahitian Choir in which one third of the island's population sing traditional songs.