Haiti is a paradise destination still unknown to Canadian tourists. With its lush vegetation, its numerous mountains and its turquoise waterfalls, this country really has it all. Contrary to what one might think, Haiti is full of breathtaking white sand beaches. It is a quintessential sun destination for nature lovers and scuba diving enthusiasts.
Haiti's capital city has received extensive media coverage in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Although there are still some vestiges of this natural disaster, the city and its inhabitants are on the road to recovery. The number of tourists visiting Port-au-Prince is on the rise and the Haitian population is delighted. The city will seduce you with good Creole cuisine restaurants and many craft stores.
Nature lovers are delighted in Haiti. In addition to seeing breathtaking landscapes, there are waterfalls and caves of exceptional beauty. Among the most popular sites are Bassin Bleu, Bassin Zim, Saut-Mathurine and the Hinche caves.
This tropical country appeals to outdoor enthusiasts. The ascent of Pic la Selle, which summit is 2,680 meters above sea level, is a favorite of the most adventurous travelers.
Imagine for a moment your feet in the air, your hair in the wind, zip lining down at full speed with the sea and the mountains as a backdrop. This is exactly what the zip lines in Labadee offer visitors!
Do not miss the nearby islands of Hispaniola. The most known are Turtle Island, Gonave Island and Cow Island. If you go to the latter, you will have the chance to contemplate archaeological ruins.
The country's official currency is the Gourde (HTG), but prices are often displayed in Haitian dollars (5 gourdes for 1 Haitian dollar) or in U.S. dollars.
Electrical outlets used in Haiti are the same as in Canada. Voltage however is 110V. Plan ahead and bring a converter in your luggage.
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