Despite the negative information that makes the headlines, Haiti is a vibrant and fun place to visit. So, to help you plan your trip, here are 8 of my favorite places to visit in Haiti.
Located near Jacmel, its a great city to visit with nearby mountains Loma La Peloma, and Mt. Pico Duarte also known as Massif du Nord, which is the highest peak in all the Caribbean. During the summer months fruits such as mangoes are the sweetest and abundant in the region.
Petionville is a tourist magnet with a bustling nightlife and business scene. It’s a hillside suburban town, that’s so normal, you almost forget that your in Haiti. There are lots of nightclubs and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Its very safe and stable.
Also known by its original Taino inhabitants as Yaquimel this beautiful port town with it’s beautiful white sandy beaches hasn’t changed much. It’s one of the safest places in Haiti to visit. It’s a tourist magnet with a music as well as film festival. The carnivals are a blast to attend. Also while in Jacmel be sure to visit the beautiful Bassins Bleu.
5. Les Cayes
Les Cayes is home to one of Haiti’s major ports. It’s the world’s largest supplier of vertiver, which smells incredible. It’s a peaceful yet bustling town. It’s four hours by car from the capital.
4. The Citadelle Laferrière
The Citadel the largest structure in the western hemisphere, it was the first monument built by slaves after they had won their freedom. Its a popular tourist destination. Bring your hiking shoes and lots of water if you plan on visiting this mammoth fortress. There’s a seven mile hike (all uphill) that’s not for the faint at heart.
3. Cap Hatien
Cap Haitien is the second largest city in Haiti. It’s a tourist magnet because there’s plenty to do. It’s where you will find Labadee, and The Citadel, Sans Souci, and Ramiers monuments.
2. Camp Perrin
Be sure to visit the beautiful waterfalls of Saut Mathurin, beautiful natives, it’s a laidback town where at night the stars seem to be just at your reach. The waterfalls of Saut Mathurin alone are worth the visit.
Located in the SE regions at an altitude of 1500 meters just 10 kilometers of the capital. Kenscoff is a beautiful city with a vivid nightlife, beautiful restaurants and friendly locals. Bring your sweater it gets chilly up here.