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Haiti tourism culture and vacation


Haiti was the first Caribbean nation to gain independence has certainly had a rough time since then. Though tragedy after tragedy has befallen the once prosperous nation, there is a resilience that is inspiring to witness and a culture and history that is vibrant and very much alive. There’s so much more to Haiti than its misfortunes and you should visit and find out for yourself: just remember to keep an open mind and you will find much to delight you.

 

The Historical Sites

In its heyday, Haiti was the jewel of the French empire, and one of the best things to do in Haiti  is explore the old cathedrals and fortresses left from that era.

  • Citadelle Laferriere
  • Sans-Souci Palace
  • Musee du Pantheon Nationale Haitien  (National Museum of Haiti)

 Haiti_beach_lady on beach

The Natural Wonders

Bassin Bleue

The waterfall is impressive but it is the unbelievably blue pool it falls into that makes this a must see in Haiti.

 

Massif de la Hotte

This mountain range is home to 13 of Hispaniola’s endangered species and also the region with the most biodiversity. The forests are some of the last in Haiti and conservation efforts have been aggressive.

 

Cascade Pichon

Various waterfalls all tumbling into their own little pools make this  one of those rare sites that you have to see for yourself ( in person ) to fully appreciate.

 

Places To Stay

  • The Inn at Villa Bambou
  • Hotel Cyvadier
  • Cormier Plage Resort
  • Wahoo Bay Beach Hotel

 

Best Time To Visit

Like most Caribbean islands, December-April are the most popular months. Outside of that however, you will get cheaper rates.

 

General Travel Tips

  • The currency of Haiti is the Haitian Gourde
  • Though the official language, Haitian creole is what you’ll here on the streets, so learning a few phrases beforehand might be a good thing to do.
  • Avoid the tap water

 

For More Information Contact

Ministère du Tourisme, Haïti

8, rue Légitime (Champs de Mars),
Port-au-Prince, Haïti (W.I)
Tel: +(509) 3816-0100 / 3816-0002
E-mail: info@haititourisme.gouv.ht
Website: http://www.haititourisme.gouv.ht/

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