Cap-Haïtien Travel Guide

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Cap-Haïtien Things to Do

  • Horseback Riding in Milot, Outside of...

    The Northern side of Haiti is my personal favorite when in Haiti. The great beaches like Cormier Plage, and Labadee are surreal. Visiting Milot is a must just for the scenery and horseback riding up to the Citadel. When in Milot you get the real peaceful feeling of the provinces outside the Capital PAP and get to mingle with the very friendly...

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  • no stress

    In Cap everything has its time and people are less stressed than in Port-au-Prince. There is also more space.

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  • Nice old houses

    Unfortunately those houses wich are still there are in a very bad condition, but compared to PaP still a nice change. Much older than in the capital and more the spanish style as in Cuba.

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Cap-Haïtien Hotels

  • Cormier Plage

    Cap Haitien, Cap-Haitien, Haiti, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mont Joli

    A very nice hotel in the centre of Cap Haitien, ca. USD 80,- and with a beautiful view across town...

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  • Hotel du Roi Christophe

    24 B, Cap-Haitien, Haiti, 33340, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

Cap-Haïtien Restaurants

  • Excellent seafood lunch

    The restaurant attached to the Cormier Plage hotel is a popular spot for the elite of Cap Haitien to have lunch. Tables are outside, on the beach. Service is excellent. Soft drinks and Prestige beer are available.At our lunch, we watched a little green parrot walk almost the length of the restaurant area, ignoring all the other diners, to get to...

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  • Restaurant of the Hotel Mont...

    Restaurant of the Hotel Mont Jolie. There's a beutiful view from the terrace to the sea and the city of Cap-Haitien. Restaurant is pretty small but worth to have lunch there! Don't know the name of a meal I ate but there was good kreolian style beef with rice and vegetables enjoyed with local beer called Prestige.

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  • Not much choice

    Had a very good Pizza at Banana, can recommend this typical old house with a small courtyard where you can sit outside. PIZZA

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Cap-Haïtien Transportation

  • The best and almost only way...

    The best and almost only way to Cap-Haitien is arranged tourist tour by bus (or Caribian cruiser)...atleast I wouldn't rent a car there but you can always try local Tap-Tap buses, colourful and not really comfortable....all the streets are in bad condition and the traffic in Cap-Haitien is crazy...There isn't are no railroads on the island...

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  • Take the plane

    As the ride by car fron PaP takes about 8 hours it is better to pay USD 110,- for a return ticket with Caribinter and take the plane.

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  • I would recommend air travel...

    I would recommend air travel no matter where you are coming from, as the road from the Dominican border to the city is mostly unpaved, and the road from Port-au-Prince is precarious and in bad condition. (Flights from PAP to Cap range from 20 to 40 mins, travel by road takes from 6 to 10 hrs!!)Cap-Haitien has a variety of ways to get around. You...

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Cap-Haïtien Local Customs

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    by Kisu Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Give a smile to Haitien people, you'll feel more comfortable.
    Haitiens might be a little uncertain about tourists you can see it in their face and how they act but when you smile they always smile back...

    These local spirit distillers in the picture quarantee that their products are drinkable...they do taste it and by the night they're all drunk...

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Cap-Haïtien Warnings and Dangers

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    by Kisu Written Feb 19, 2008

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    Since the situation in Haiti remains unstable, it's not really a safe place to visit.

    There happens kidnapping and robbery biut mainly in the capital Port au Prince. It's recommended to visit Haiti only with a guided group.

    The borded was closed for visitors right after we returned due the unstable and violent situation. Fortunaly when they close the border it's only temporary....

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Cap-Haïtien Tourist Traps

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    by dunearn20 Written Feb 18, 2005

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    If you go to Cap with the expectation to find a nice waterfront you will be disapointed, there is only a small stretch where you can walk and the bay hosts a few old ships which are rusting away in the sea...

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Cap-Haïtien Off The Beaten Path

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    by Kisu Updated Feb 19, 2008

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    The countryside in Haiti is very very poor...go to visit some local families in villages if possible and If you have some clothes, shoes, toys anything you don't need they'll be more than happy to get them!!

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Cap-Haïtien Favorites

  • While the Bay of Cap-Haitien...

    While the Bay of Cap-Haitien has become very muddy and dirty, and is not suitable for swimming since it is dominated by a seaport, Cap-Haitien is served by several very nice beach resorts. The best is Labadee, which accommodates cruise ships. The second best is Cormier Plage. The Hotel Mont Joli, located on a bluff above 29th St., is by and large...

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  • Just like all islands in the...

    Just like all islands in the Caribbeans the beaches and weather are beautiful in the right period of the year. We were on a stopover from a cruise with Royal Caribbean on their own island, named Labadee. The island was very beautiful as were the beaches. Not much to see however except from a market place for natives from the surrounding area. You...

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  • Go to see the voodoo...

    Go to see the voodoo show....it's magical...though people in the village have arranged the show only for tourists(because the outsiders aren't allowed to see the real ritual) it's definitely worth to see!!Creole is spoken in Haiti. It's a bit like french and if you know some french you'll manage anywhere because they understand it... Cormier...

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