WHY VISIT HAITI
Being part of the Greater Antilles and consisting of a group of islands and small archipelagos, Haiti has sumptuous beaches and exciting culture, but the insecurity of the country prevents tourism from developing there as it deserves. If you overlook this negative point, you can leave the crowded beaches of Port-au-Prince for those of Congo or Raymond Les Bains, not far from the city of Jacmel, as well as for the seabed of the island of La Gonave, or the southern coast of the island of La Tortue.
Inside the country, discover the deep forests surrounding the Pic de la Selle, the lakes and waterfalls of the Blue Basin, the village of Kenscoff in the southern peninsula with its special craftsmanship and the voodoo rites of the waterfall. ‘Water.
As for the capital, Port-au-Prince, very lively, it has the reputation of sheltering many dangers: this does not prevent you to visit the market in Iron with a guide, nor to discover the cathedral of the Holy Trinity with Its amazing frescoes, or the Haitian Art Museum of St. Peter’s College. There are also some sites which testify to a more splendid past for the country: the forts Jacques and Alexandre in Piétonville, the citadel La Ferrière not far from Cap-Haitien, the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Milot.
WHAT TO SEE IN HAITI
WHEN TO GO TO HAITI
The best period to visit Haiti is from December to February.
The climate is tropical moist, and temperatures are high from one end of the year to the next, even if they are cooler in altitude.
Two rainy seasons mark the year, one between April and June, which is also the strongest, and the other between August and October.
The temperature of the water oscillates between 26 and 29 ° C.
The best time to visit the country is between November and March, temperatures are less warm and rains are rarer.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH HAITI
For traveling in the country, it is possible to rent a car but the road network is not in very good condition, and moreover it is quite expensive. The best thing is to take a collective taxi, which can be recognized by its red cloth hanging on the rear-view mirror, or a tap-tap, a van that serves as a bus with established routes. There are also minibusses to go to the provinces.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON HAITI
health tips & vaccination: do not drink tap water.
local currency: Haitian gourde
local time zone: GMT-5 (-4)
electricity: type A and type B (110 V – 60 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN HAITI
typical food in Haiti
souvenirs from Haiti
How are you?: Koman ou ye?
Thank you: Mèsi
What is your name?: Kijan ou rele?
How much is it?: Konbyen li ye?