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Summer is hot and overcast; Winter is warm and the sky is almost cloudless. Throughout the year, the weather is oppressive, dry and with strong winds. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 23 ° C to 33 ° C and is rarely below 21 ° C or above 34 ° C.
As with the entire Caribbean region, hurricane season extends from June to November.
Official language
The official languages ​​are French and Creole.
Local currency
The official currency is Gourde which has a variable exchange rate. Prices are often marked in a fictional "Haitian dollar" coin that equals five Gourdes. Travelers checks are difficult to exchange and credit cards are generally accepted in almost all locations.
Travel documents
Passport valid for 6 months.
Entry Documents: Americans and Canadians need proof of citizenship, ie passport. Visas are not required for citizens of Mexico, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, all CARICOM countries and the USA. US visitors to Haiti may not be required to apply for a visa, depending on the length of stay and / or ticket being secured. Currently, an airport tax of US $ 30 plus US $ 5 is required for foreigners departing from Haiti, but is generally included in the price of airline tickets. Visitors are required to have a valid passport.
Health and vaccination
The cholera outbreak continues. Dengue outbreak. Consultation with the World Health Organization portal (www.who.int) on the medical and health situation in Haiti and the DGS (Directorate General for Health) is advised prior to any visit to the country.
Check the list of vaccines and medicines and visit your doctor (preferably 4-6 weeks) before your trip for any vaccines or medicines you may need.
How to get
Served by Air Canada, Air France, Air Caribbean, ALM, American Airlines, American Eagle, Copa, Haiti Trans Air, Halisa Air, Hanair and Lynx.
110 volts, 60 ac cycle
Main tourist points
In Port-au-Prince: The Cathedral of Port-au-Prince. The Cathedral of St. Trinity. Pantheon National Museum, Place des Heros de l'Independence. In Boutilliers (3000 ft) panoramic view of Port-au-Prince and the Bay of La Gonave '.

In the Cote des Arcadins: Moulin sur Mer Museum.

In Cap-Haitien: Citadelle LaFerrière. Palais Sans-Souci. Colonial Architecture.

In Jacmel: Bassin Bleu. Manoir Alexandra. Colonial Architecture. Handicraft. La Petite Batterie. Ile à Vache. Port salut
What to do
The Haitian street food you have to try
Jump into the cobalt waters of Bassin Bleu
Hike to historic Fort Jacques
Scale the peak of Pic la Selle
Meet the cyberpunk artists of Grand Rue
Party like a local at Jacmel Carnival
Tourist points
In the heart of the Caribbean, Haiti is home to stunning beaches, mountains, waterfalls, incredible festivals, historic forts and the Caribbean's premiere art scene.
Kokoye beach
The Peabody House - The Gingerbread Palace
This jurassic ravine is home to Haiti's biggest waterfall: The south coast is full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, and Saut-Mathurine, Haiti's largest waterfall, is one of them.
Explore enchanting ruins at Fort Saint Louis
Explore the waterfall and glittering grottoes of Bassin Zim
Visit the Irom Market
The Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon

Close to the edge of the Ouest and Artibonite departments, this unhurried town is the hub of the Arcadins Coast, the picturesque stretch of white-sand beaches home to most of Haiti’s resorts.
Montrouis is en route if you have a reservation at Royal Decameron, Moulin sur Mer or Kaliko Beach. Just over an hour’s drive northwest of the capital Port-au-Prince, Montrouis is also the first stop on the way to the mostly undeveloped plains of Artibonite.
Montrouis supplies a large part of all seafood eaten in Haiti, and is a popular destination for leisure fishing. One of the resorts, Moulin sur Mer, houses the Ogier-Fombrun museum, which offers visitors a glimpse into the pre-colonial history of Haiti up to 1794.
Go snorkelling at Moulin sur Mer
For all that resorts on the Arcadins Coast contrast with the undeveloped and unspoilt beaches lining the rest of Haiti's generous coastline, they offer tourists a very accessible way to enjoy another one of the natural treasures of the area: snorkelling.
Experienced snorkelers will find a wealth of seascapes to explore right around Haiti, but even beginners can dive into snorkelling at Monstrouis, thanks for a gentle introduction on offer at the Moulin sur Mer resort.
Marina Blue Haiti runs a diving and excursion center within Moulin sur Mer, with activities ranging from day tours of the islands off the Arcadins coast to PADI night diving. Montrouis is a great place to find guidance and safety the first time you dive into snorkeling. Another advantage of snorkeling with a Marina Blue tour is that they can take and guide you to their very own coral reef house, with both shallow and deep reefs.
It is no secret that coral reefs around the world are suffering. The healthy, well-preserved reefs off the coast of Arcadins should not be seen as evidence against this trend, but as a fragile treasure that reminds us what we stand to lose if we don't do our best to be reef-conscious travelers , and conscious consumers when we get back home.
In the mountains east of Montrouis, Kay Piat is something of an oasis in a desert. The two-hour-plus hike is steep and strenuous, but you'll be rewarded with access to a lush sanctuary that very few from the outside world have seen.
Must-Try Flavors
Lalo - jute leaf and spinach stew served with white rice and black or red bean sauce.
Tablèt nwa - delicious candied cashew bar, sold by the side of the street.
Tablèt pistach - delicious candied peanut bar, sold by the side of the street.
Two makòs - tri-colored milk fudge bar, sold by the side of the street.
Haiti is a country that is located on the western part of the island of Hispaniola, the second largest island of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean. Haiti is the most populous full member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The country is also a member of the Latin Union.
This culturally rich destination with historic buildings and its own style of painting intrigues the most adventurous traveler.
This exotic country, with fascinating castles, history, architecture, art, music and spiritual traditions, attracts visitors. For intrepid travelers intrigued by the country's cultural offerings and natural beauty, Haiti offers an opportunity to experience an authentic culture.

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