Haiti

Where is Haiti?

  1. Approximate Population of Haiti: 11,263,077


Haiti is a Caribbean island that shares the island of Hispaniola to its south with the Dominican Republic. Though it is still recovering from a recent earthquake, most of Haiti's historic attractions, including the capital city of Port-au-prince, are still intact. Among the most famous places to visit in Haiti are the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich, which harbors an impressive array of prehistorical and archeological artifacts. These include several temples that predate the time of Christ. Along with these ruins, you will find the world heritage site of Xunantunich, which boasts of some of the oldest buildings in all of the Americas.

The Mayan pyramids at Xunantun are also worth visiting. At just under seven miles long, these are the biggest structure in the world and were used by the Mayan in constructing monumental buildings and monuments. Tourists traveling to Haiti will be able to view the pyramids and other cultural attractions at the Milot National Park. Milot is also where you will find the only standing citadel in the Caribbean. Citadel Le Lafebre is seven hundred feet tall and was constructed during the Spanish colonial period.

Le Lafebre boasts a museum that explores the history of the French occupation of Haiti. You will also find the only malaria free zone in the entire Caribbean, which makes it a popular destination for malaria tourists. The museum can be accessed through the port-au-prince airport. If you are planning to visit Haiti in order to see the Mayan citadel or the world heritage site, then you will need to arrange your transportation from the port-au-prince airport.

Once you have completed your transportation arrangements, you can begin to explore the haiti region. One of the most visited places by tourists is the island's capital city of Port-au-prince. Although it is the biggest city, the museum district of the city serves as the most interesting place to go and witness historic monuments such as the Cathedral of Louis XIV and the grand Cathedrals of Xaghra and Tortugas. The Cathedral of St. Lucas, built by the Spanish, has been described as one of the best buildings in the world.

When you visit the island, you will notice that both the French and the Indians had an impact on its culture. A must see in addition to the Cathedral and the cathedrals is the Little Haiti Museum. This museum is home to many artifacts that reflect the various cultures of Haiti over the years. For example, you will find many mementos of French colonialists including weapons and furniture. Today there are shops selling clothing that was originally made in Haiti. These items include shirts, sweaters, hats, sandals and beads.

While you are enjoying your stay in Port-au-prince, there are many other tourist attractions that you should not miss. One of these is the Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers visitors a view of the lush tropical forests of Haiti. Another attraction in this area is the observation platform of Le Sougey, known as the 'tallest free-standing stone in the world'. There is also Bayo Oke, which is where the old mansions of Haiti were built hundreds of years ago. If you like nature, don't miss the opportunity to walk through the Tainca Woods.

When you decide that you are ready to explore the island you can choose between air tours, land tours and boat cruises. If you prefer a land tour, you can visit the 'Port Louis Arch' which is visible from the Sugarloaf Mountain. Alternatively, you can fly over the entire island on a airplane and tour the different neighborhoods. You will be able to stop at popular locations along the way and enjoy delicious meals that are prepared locally.

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Port Au Prince is the capital of Haiti

Port Au Prince has an approximate population of around 987,310 people and you can typically expect to pay around £1.47p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

Port-au Prince, Haiti is situated on the beautiful Gulf of Plaudoir. It is the capital city of Haiti. The Musée du Panthomet, Port-au Prince, honoring the nation's past and founder's history, is located nearby. The Iron Market, also a large 18ition covered bazaar, offers handicraft and produce vendors along with local food.

A few minutes drive from Port-au Prince is the enormous Notre Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral. This impressive Gothic structure was destroyed by an earthquake of 11 years ago and only recently was rebuilt. Just a short walking distance from Port-au Prince is Soufriere'se Garden, which once was the country's center of political and cultural intrigue. On your visit, you are also recommended to check out the Dolls' Museum, the Botanical Garden, and the National Archives & Study Centre.

Port-au Prince is an excellent location for a Caribbean cruise vacation. There are many activities, both on land and in the water, to enjoy. This is also a good location to explore historic areas such as the Academie Francaise Settlement, the ruined city of Port-au-Prince and historic sites like the Pitons-Pins. In addition, this Caribbean island offers great diving, snorkeling, boating, golfing, restaurants, nightlife, museums, palaces and even a spectacular aquarium.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Haiti

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Haiti are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Haiti?

For up to date information around safety and security in Haiti read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Haiti.

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The weather is at its best during the dry spell from November through to March and this is generally considered the best time to visit Haiti. Heavy rains descend between April and June, followed by a hurricane season from August to October which has slightly lighter rains.

Festivals in Haiti

Carnivals and festivals are a staple part of daily life in Haiti. Although the rich don't participate in these activities, the poor still take part. The poor celebrate the festivities with their family and friends. The streets are flooded with people dressed in colorful costumes. Pre-Kanaval takes place before Ash Wednesday and involves parades and residents dressed as different characters. The festival is typically held in February or March. The carnival is officially started on Sunday, but preparations begin the day before Ash Wednesday, when people start traveling the country in vans.

In addition to music and dancing, there are other types of cultural events. Carnival is the largest celebration in Haiti and lasts for several weeks in January. The festival culminates on Fat Tuesday, which is also known as Mardi Gras. It is the first day of Lent and precedes Ash Wednesday, which marks the start of the Lenten season. The capital city of Port-au-Prince hosts the largest annual Carnival. Other towns and cities across the country also host smaller celebrations.

The Carnival is one of the largest festivals in the country, and is the largest in Haiti. It is celebrated on the second day of July and involves many performances by musicians from the Haitian diaspora. While the first few days of the festival were still held, a tragic accident caused the carnival to be canceled on the second day of 2015. The first year of the Carnival was celebrated on the 29-31 July 2012, but was canceled a few days later after the country gained its independence.

The Carnaval des Fleurs is the most celebrated and prestigious carnival in the country. It is said to have originated in earlier times. The festival was held from 29 to 31 July 2012, but was cancelled after the transition to democracy. After the earthquake in 2011, the festivities were cancelled. A few months later, the Carnaval des Fleurs was back in the country. And it is still a popular event in Haiti. This event is also celebrated in other parts of the country.

The Carnival is the biggest event in Haiti. This festival is celebrated on the second day of Lent and is traditionally the start of Lent. The Carnival is the most celebrated festival in the country and is usually held on the first two weeks of Lent. The dates of the celebrations of the Carnival vary depending on the Christian calendar. In 2010, the event took place during Lent. It lasted three days, from the 29th to the 31st.

While many people visit the Carnival, it is important to keep in mind that the country is not only about Carnival. It has many other tourist attractions as well. Aside from the Carnival, tourists can also visit historic sites and museums in the country. For example, Fort Jacques, the oldest fort in Haiti, is the oldest fort in the country. It is surrounded by dense forest, with picnic tables, and is considered a national tourist attraction.

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Do I need a Visa?

British passport holders don't need a visa to visit Haiti for periods of up to 90 days.

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What currency do i need for Haiti?

The official currency of Haiti is the Haitian Gourde (HTG). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Haiti you can grab amazing Haitian Gourde deals via Wise.com (GBP to HTG).

What wildlife live in Haiti?

Marine mammal fauna reported are manatees, pygmy sperm whale, Fraser's dolphin, Atlantic spinner dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, long-beaked dolphin, Pacific pilot whale and grey dolphin. There are a large number of species of bats and many are endemic to Haiti.

What is the traditional food of Haiti?

French food? Beef or goat (and sometimes turkey) become tasso, while pork becomes griot (also spelled griyo), which is considered Haiti's national dish.

What Languages are spoken in Haiti?

Although both modern standard French and Haitian Creole are official languages in Haiti, standard French is often considered the high language and Haitian Creole as the low language in the diglossic relationship of these two languages in society. You can learn some basic French before you travel to Haiti and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Haiti?

The currency in Haiti is the Haitian Gourde (Most Haitians don't tip, but in tourist areas it is usual to tip and certainly all gratuities are happily accepted. Restaurant bills generally include a 10% tax and a 5% service charge, and if you'd like to add a little extra for great service, nobody will be upset.).

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