Explore Haiti

What to see in Haiti

  • Port-au-PrinceHaiti‘s capital. You will find museums, art galleries, and many street vendors, etc. Many hotels and business is found around here. You can find beautiful beaches here like everywhere else in the country. The most popular Carnival celebrations are held here, specifically in Chanmas Park
  • Cap-Haïtien — the country’s second biggest city, on the Atlantic coast near some beautiful beaches and interesting old forts. Also has many amazing French colonial architecture
  • Gonaïves — here, on 1 January 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines signed Haiti’s Act of Independence, establishing the world’s first black republic. The cathedral there is the most popular landmark.
  • Jacmel — a relaxed town with a beautiful historic centre and a claim not easily dismissed to be the country’s artistic and cultural capital, and going through lots of renovations. Carnival celebrations are popularly celebrated here
  • Île à Vache — Small Island off the coast of Les Cayes. Many resorts and development is going on here, especially and airport,
  • Les Cayes — Southern Haiti’s principal port and a popular jumping off point for Île à Vache. Also a great place for water activities.
  • Petionville — a wealthy and much safer suburb of Port-au-Prince, where you will find most of the capital’s nightlife, restaurants, wealthy Haitians, and foreigners. Home to the picturesque favela named “Jalousi”, which is painted in different bright, Caribbean colors
  • Port-de-Paix — Quiet city, with the opportunity to hail a ferry to Tortuga Island, a virtually undiscovered tropical paradise— a place with a history of having pirates around this land.
  • Port-Salut — President Aristide’s birthplace, home to miles of gorgeous, empty white sand beaches.
  • Aquin — Beautiful flat, which is an ideal place for hiking
  • Citadelle Laferrière in Milot
  • Ruins of Sans Souci Palace
  • The Citadelle Henri Christophe (also known as Citadelle Laferrière) is a fortress located on a high mountain in Haiti overlooking the city of Milot, Haiti. At the base of the mountain stand the ruins of Palais Sans Souci.
  • Labadie – a private port used by cruise ships.
  • The 27 historic vestiges of Mole Saint Nicolas, North West, a strategic bay at the center of Canal du Vent, also called Gibraltar of America. Good site for sports too (wind surf, kite surf, mountain bike, hiking..).
  • Île á Rat
  • Macaya National Park – Often forgotten, a lot of Haiti’s forestation still stands here. Lots of fauna and animals in this park. It’s best to tour around this place with a professional
  • Île de la Tortue
  • Massive de la Hotte – Beautiful flat in Haiti’s south, fit for hiking
  • Île de la Gonäve – Preferably not a tourist spot, but boating and water actives is some – what preferred for this area
  • Les Cayemites
  • La Grand Caye
  • Cotes de Fer
  • Cotes de Aracadins
  • Jalousie
  • Forêt de Pins – a pine forest in the South East of Haiti containing the highest mountain in Haiti, Pic La Selle.
  • Champs De Mars (Chanmas) – Haiti’s capital park. You will find monuments, a stage, a movie theater, many playgrounds, and a lot of construction going on
  • Marché an Fer – This is an iron market located in Port Au Prince. Here, you can find crafts, produce, food, clothes, and possibly jewelry
  • Barbancourt Distillery – Haiti’s famous rum, Barbancourt, is manufactured here. You can get samples, buy some bottles, and see how it’s manufactured
  • Palais San Souci – This palace is what was left of King Henri Christophe’s huge Versace styled castle. You can tour around and take many fun pictures!
  • Fort Jaques – Another one of the many fortresses in Haiti. Again, there are many canon balls that lay around and it’s fun to explore
  • Bassin Bleu – Jump into the cool, blue kissed waters of this beautiful basin
  • MUPANAH – Museum located in Port Au Prince. Lots of historic figures are stored there
  • Musée Ogier Fombrun – This museum is located on Haiti’s beautiful coast, Cote des Arcadins. It is also apart of the hotel/resort by the name of “Mulin Sur Mer”. The museum includes old documents, weapons, uniforms, and a slave plantation replica. This is quite a place for the history lovers.
  • Art Galleries – You will come across many art galleries when in Haiti, all with breathtaking art.
  • Cathedral de Cap Haïtien – Classic Spanish architecture with a playground in the front.
  • Gelee Beach – Home to one of Haiti’s best music festivals, and includes some bars
  • Jacmel Boardwalk – It’s simple, but still beautiful. You get a nice view of the beach, while there are vendors, restos, and a small stage to watch steer performers
  • Saut-D’eau – This waterfall is located near Port-Au-Prince. It’s a religious place for some of Haiti’s voudoun believers, so you may see people praying around there. It’s fine to jump around and swim in there, but as always, stay careful
  • Furcy Forest – Forest located near Jacmel and Port Au Prince. It’s and amazing experience hiking up mountains, and crossing plains
  • Pic la Selle – climb the highest mountain in Haiti and feel on top of the world