Top Tourist Attractions In Haiti

May 13, 2013


Hillside in Petionville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The top tourist attractions in Haiti are astoundingly rich in culture but they are not everyone’s cup of tea. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere so if you can’t handle poverty, you should consider going elsewhere. But if you have an open mind and take things as they are, you will find that it has a distinct culture compared to other post-colonial countries. Besides a culture-rich experience, Haiti teems with history and natural beauty.

The suburban neighborhood belongs to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. It’s where the wealthiest locals live. As a tourist, you can expect seeing modern amenities in the area. It is the heart of the capital’s nightlife and the best dining experience. Besides dining and clubbing, shopping is another delightful experience in Petionville. For some culture, you can visit the museums.

Plaine du Cul de Sac

The lowland is located along the border of the Dominican state. It has a long stretch of forests with a few rare species of animals. Ducks, flamingos, and herons are just some examples of what you can see there. Plain du Cul de Sac is one of the top tourist attractions in Haiti for nature lovers.

Barbancourt Rum Distillery

The best producers of rum are in the Caribbean and Haiti is no exception. Barbancourt Rum Distillery is the best maker of rum in the country. During a tour of the distillery, you will be shown how rum is made. Afterwards, you will be treated with a free sample tasting of their rum.

Citadelle Laferrière

Citadelle Laferrière in Haiti

The fortress is a historic site and one of the top tourist attractions in Haiti. It’s located atop a mountain on the northern tip of the country. Citadelle Laferrière is the largest fortress in the Americas and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982. It was built during the 19th century after Haiti gained independence from the French.

Labadie Island

The island’s scenic beauty is irresistible. It has lush forests, pristine beaches, and divine coral reefs.

Amiga Island

While popular for its beaches, it is best known for its marine life. Not far from the shores are beautiful coral formations, hidden underwater. The undersea surrounding Amiga Island can be explored through diving and snorkelling.

Musee de Guahaba

The museum portrays the history and culture of Haiti including how locals have been living their lives from past to present. It is a place for both history and culture buffs.

Museum of Haitian Art

More befitting for art lovers, the museum showcases local artworks. You may find the museum inside the College of Saint Pierre.

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