Jacmel Travel Guide

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Jacmel Things to Do

  • walk around town see and experience...

    don't hire a guide, you truly DO NOT need one in Jacmel. And if you do hire one, he will never leave you alone for your entire stay. Hiring one pretty much ruins you vacation with your partner.

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  • Multiple art shops

    Haiti is an art lovers paradise. From sculptures to paintings, Jacmel has many art shops. To many to list. I suggest browsing until you find what you like!

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  • Coffee Warehouse

    Located on Rue du Commerce this is one of the few active Coffee warehouses left in the area. Although coffee used to be a huge export in the past, it seems as though the coffee business has taken a hit as well in the last few decades. However Haiti does export coffee to bigger manufacturers and companies who use Haitian coffee as part of their...

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  • Le Florita

    Originally built in 1888 for a rich businessman, this house provides visitors with the opportunity to step back in time. It houses some classic stairwell's, art work and the thing that impressed me the most....Captivating robust steel doors!

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  • Cathedrale Saint-Jacques et...

    A beautiful Cathedral provided us with a place to escape from the heat. Although I had brought water, most team members did not! However our tour guides anticipated this and had bought some water for us! I would suggest always carrying water around especially if going on a walking tour. The 35 degree heat gets to you quick! The Cathedral seemed to...

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  • Iron Market

    Originally started in 1895 this market is what most consider a "farmer's market". You can find anything and everything from fish to garlic to sunglasses!. Although I would be sceptical of buying food here, it was great to walk through this overpopulated market. I assure you, people who are claustrophobic should stay away. Nonetheless a great...

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  • Karnival

    Carnival in Jacmel has been compared to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Not as big but just as festive, the Carnival gives everyone a chance celebrate in the midst of band entertainment, laughter, ridicule and very creative costumes. Tens of thousands of people converge on the streets of Jacmel (usually late February) to celebrate Carnival. Most of the...

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  • Raymond les bains

    Raymond les bains is a beach not far away from the city. On may 1st it is overcrowded, actually most people stay on the beach and don't go in the water at all.You can buy seafood mostly fish that is grilled on the beach.

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  • Troubadour at Raymond les bains

    On May 1st, there was a troubadour walking around an offering to play for a small fee (?), as soon as they start playing for someone others will come surround you to listen and enjoy the music also.

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Jacmel Nightlife

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    by marcoparco Written May 3, 2006

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    After a fun day of visiting around town, most of the team members were tired and headed off to bed in the early evening. For some reason I found the energy to join our tour guide and the manager of the Cyvadier hotel for a night on the town. For safety reasons I would make sure you are in good hands before heading out at night (although Jacmel is much safer then Port-au-Prince). I was in great hands and didn’t worry a bit. We ended up going to one of the art shops we visited early that day, it had now turned into this little bar with a cool power point presentation going on in the gallery. It was a great opportunity to relax as the sole Canadian with some Haitians. A unique opportunity that I would love to experience again.....

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Jacmel Transportation

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    by haitiangirl Written May 9, 2005

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    I'll recommend to rent a car and go, the road is rather good. If you are coming from Port-au-Prince, going to Carrefour is probably the least enjoyable part but if your car is air-conditionned it shouldn't be too painful. The best thing to do is to leave early(5-6am), so you don't get caught in too much traffic jam in Carrefour. You can also take the plane to go to Jacmel but if you do so you will be unable to buy fruits on your way back.

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Jacmel Off The Beaten Path

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    by AngelGabriel Written Oct 4, 2002

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    If you are brave and curious, and dont mind really feeling like you have no idea of what's going on, ask a friend to bring you, if they dont mind of course, bring you to a Voodoo temple...A donation of a bottle of rum might be neccesary

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