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Haiti


Description

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.


Map


What to do in Haiti


Capital city: Port-au-Prince

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.


Waterfalls

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.


A mountain trek

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.


Zip line

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!


Small islands

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.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

30

23

33

Feb.

30

22

58

Mar.

31

22

86

Apr.

31

23

160

May

33

23

231

Jun.

35

24

102

Jul.

35

25

74

Aug.

35

24

145

Sep.

34

24

175

Oct.

33

24

170

Nov.

32

23

86

Dec.

31

22

33


Currency

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.

Convertor

CAD
to
HTG

Official language

French is the official language but you will also hear Haitian Creole, also spoken by almost all the locals.

Voltage

Electrical outlets used in Haiti are the same as in Canada. Voltage however is 110V. Plan ahead and bring a converter in your luggage.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.