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Haiti : When and where to go?
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Haiti: Climate & Weather
The climate is tropical moist, and temperatures are high from one end of the year to the next, even if they are cooler in altitude.
26°C - 79°F
Port-au-Prince, updated 03:00 GMT
What to do in Haiti
Being part of the Greater Antilles and consisting of a group of islands and small archipelagos, Haiti has sumptuous beaches and an exciting culture, but the insecurity of the country prevents tourism from developing there as it deserves. If you overlook this negative point, you can leave the crowded beaches of Port-au-Prince for those of Congo or Raymond les Bains, not far from the city of Jacmel, as well as for the seabed of the island of La Gonave, or the southern coast of the island of La Tortue.
Inside the country, discover the deep forests surrounding the Pic de la Selle, the lakes and waterfalls of the Blue Basin, the village of Kenscoff in the southern peninsula with its special craftsmanship and the voodoo rites of the waterfall. 'Water.
As for the capital, Port-au-Prince, very lively, it has the reputation of sheltering many dangers: this does not prevent you to visit the market in Iron with a guide, nor to discover the cathedral of the Holy Trinity with Its amazing frescoes, or the Haitian Art Museum of St. Peter's College. There are also some sites which testify to a more splendid past for the country: the forts Jacques and Alexandre in Piétonville, the citadel La Ferrière not far from Cap-Haitien, the ruins of the Sans-Souci Palace in Milot.
Haiti : The basics
You must have a visa to enter the country (valid for 90 days) and a valid passport for 6 months.
The current currency is the Gourde (HTG).
To get to Haiti, there are direct flights from Paris to Port-au-Prince.
For traveling in the country, it is possible to rent a car but the road network is not in very good condition, and moreover it is quite expensive. The best thing is to take a collective taxi, which can be recognized by its red cloth hanging on the rear-view mirror, or a tap-tap, a van that serves as a bus with established routes. There are also minibuses to go to the provinces.
The budget to envisage is not necessarily weak because the tourists can not hope to pay a hotel room less than 100 € on average. As for the meals, they are often delicious and quite cheap.
As for your health, it is advisable to have your universal vaccinations up to date and to add those against typhoid, hepatitis A and B and rabies. It is better to take treatment for malaria. Drink only bottled water.
For your safety, it is recommended to avoid the two largest cities of Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien due to the high crime rate and the frequent presence of firearms. It is better not to be in the border area with the Dominican Republic. As a general rule, keep away from the crowds, do not walk on foot especially at night, do not camp in mountainous areas, do not walk with cash.
From a climatic point of view, we must know that Haiti is affected very regularly by cyclones and earthquakes: you need to know the safety instructions for these circumstances.