Haiti Travel Guide

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  • Haiti
    by percy961
  • A Kreole read aloud in Northern Haiti
    A Kreole read aloud in Northern Haiti
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Haiti Highlights

  • Pro
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     Friendly people, amazing adventurous experience! 

  • Con
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     Abject poverty, hunger, sickness, and death 

  • In a nutshell
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     My best and worst travel experiences 

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Port-au-Prince

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108,157,19

Jacmel

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19,64,4

Cap-Haïtien

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18,17,5

Pétionville

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0,0,1

Léogâne

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_de_l_Ouest/Leogane-1676942/TravelGuide-Leogane.html

4,12,0

Kenscoff

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0,1,0

Cayes Jacmel

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_du_Sud_Est/Cayes_Jacmel-1681083/TravelGuide-Cayes_Jacmel.html

3,14,0

Jérémie

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2,0,0

Aquin

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_du_Sud/Aquin-1683239/TravelGuide-Aquin.html

0,3,0

Labady

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_du_Sud/Labady-1677805/TravelGuide-Labady.html

1,3,0

Saint-Marc

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_de_l_Artibonite/Saint_Marc-1673610/TravelGuide-Saint_Marc.html

0,1,0

Mirebalais

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_de_l_Ouest/Mirebalais-1675887/TravelGuide-Mirebalais.html

1,0,0

Malpasse

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_de_l_Ouest/Malpasse-1676488/TravelGuide-Malpasse.html

0,1,0

Arcachon

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Caribbean_and_Central_America/Haiti/Departement_de_l_Ouest/Arcachon-1683237/TravelGuide-Arcachon.html

Port-au-Prince

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  • Experience cooler climate at Mountain...

    Port-au-Prince Shopping

    Mountain Maid is located at the Baptist Haiti Mission up the mountain from Petion-Ville. Enjoy the cooler climate and beautiful mountain views while you're there. Plan to eat lunch at their Tea Terrace restaurant and shop for gifts and souvenirs in their crafts outlet. Everything is priced reasonably as Mountain Maid is fair-trade based -- "helping...

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  • Kaliko Beach Club

    Port-au-Prince Hotels

    Cote des Arcadins, KM 61, P.O. Box 1670, Gonave Bay, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • A church that is an art gallery!

    Port-au-Prince Things to Do

    Update: Most unfortunately the Episcopal Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was completely destroyed in the earthquake. Only one of the marvelous and historic murals was able to be saved and the organ was lost. They are currently trying to raise money to rebuild the cathedral. The Halle Ste. Cecile, Haiti's premier concert venue, was also destroyed in...

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Jacmel

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  • walk around town see and experience...

    Jacmel Things to Do

    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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  • Hotel Florita

    Jacmel Hotels

    29, rue du Commerce, Jacmel, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Art shop turned into Bar

    Jacmel Nightlife

    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...

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Cap-Haïtien

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  • Horseback Riding in Milot, Outside of...

    Cap-Haïtien Things to Do

    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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  • Mont Joli

    Cap-Haïtien Hotels

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

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  • Excellent seafood lunch

    Cap-Haïtien Restaurants

    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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Léogâne

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  • Motorcycle

    Léogâne Transportation

    If you want to move around Leogane, a motorcycle ride is the cheapest and quickest. It might be wise to have protective gears such as a hard hat, knees and elbow pads. Consider the back roads instead of the main road due to frequent motor vehicle accident.

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  • Visit the lovely Episcopal Church

    Léogâne Things to Do

    The Catholic church downtown in Leogane is more impressive from the outside, but the small Episcopal Church out by the highway is an amazing place. The windows are all cut iron-work of Biblical scenes. (see photos)It is usually hot in Haiti and you walk into the church that is open but still somehow much cooler than outside and you are struck by...

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  • Enjoy Classical Music

    Léogâne Things to Do

    Update: Following the earthquake in January, 2010 there have been conflicting reports about the band shell (kiosk) in Leogane. Most reports say it has collapsed but one person reports it still standing. I'll update this when I get something diffinitive.Ecole Ste. Trinite in Port-au-Prince holds a music camp in Leogane in the month of July. Each...

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Cayes Jacmel

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  • Hiking (Etang Bossier)

    Cayes Jacmel Off The Beaten Path

    I was able to go on a day hiking tour with our tour guides. Heading east from Hotel Cyvadier you will have to take a left at a place called Ravine-Normande to head inland . After turning left the road becomes quickly unfit for anything other then 4x4. You can proceed a few miles up the road until it becomes unfit for even our Land Rover! Time to...

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  • The Beach

    Cayes Jacmel Things to Do

    If you are on the southern shore of Haiti you must visit the beaches. Although I have yet to visit any other Caribbean countries, the beach of Ti Mouillage was amazing and it looked like many pictures of beaches I have seen in Cuba and DR. A very short drive east of Jacmel, this beach was of a significant length and to stroll for a walk provided a...

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Jérémie

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  • by ludejules Written Aug 20, 2006

    If you are not a local resident, most likely you would be charged $5 Ht which is less than $1US for a ride on a motocycle to get anywhere in town. It is called mototaxi very common in that part of Haiti similar to those used in some provinces of the dominican Republic if you ever been there. It is very comvenient and affordable or you can hire a bike at Dumas square known as place Dumas in front of Saint Louis cathedral or take a hike because almost everything is at a walking distance.

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Labady

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    by grasshopper_6 Written May 24, 2009

    The Artisans market was the first we came to. Lots of hand made odds and ends-some of them quite unique. The vendors inside were ok. We bought some hand painted frig magnets and wood crafts as gifts.
    Not the same case at the flea market next door. We were immediately overwhelmed by aggressive vendors as only cruise ship passengers can be. We bought nothing there and got out.

    What to buy: art and wood craft items

    What to pay: Not much. Just a small bill, say a 5 or 10 U.S. might be a significant amount to the locals - so they're prepared to bargain. You should be too! Start at half the asking price (or less) and work from there.

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Mirebalais

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  • by mcwheels Written May 3, 2007

    While on a mission trip with Ventures In People I was able to walk to the Mirage on a Friday night for a bit of people watching at the local Hotel/Lounge/dance hall. The DJ played familiar music as well as Haitian songs. The dancers were very smooth and professional at times. Line dancing, electric slide, and Flaminco dancing was seen. There was a strobe light and colored flashing lights in operation which were turned off later in the evening for a while.
    There was a second room between the large dance area and the rest rooms where there was no light (completley dark) where couples could do private dances. My daughter said the local Haitian men were very smooth and sexy dancers. Many Haitian men are looking for "easy pickups" and ask to be a lady's boyfriend for the night if no man is in sight near her.

    Dress Code: Casual dress no problem.

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    • Study Abroad
    • Religious Travel
    • Arts and Culture

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