Caribbean Islands - Haiti (Chapter)
This is the Haiti chapter from Lonely Planet’s Caribbean Islands guidebook.
Haiti could yet become the Caribbean’s alternative travel destination par excellence. It has palm-fringed beaches and rum punches aplenty, but its richness lies in its history and its culture, which are ever present in its vibrant art and music scenes.
- marvel at the mountaintop Citadelle, one of the most dramatic historic sites in the Americas, with ruined palace Sans Souci at its foot
- pick up bright arts and crafts in wood and papier-mâché - huge carnival masks are a specialty - in handicrafts capital Jacmel
- restaurants & accommodations
- groove to the band RAM, who serve up Vodou-styled roots and rhythm at Port-au-Prince’s Oloffson hotel
Coverage includes: Understand Haiti, History, Culture, Landscape and Wildlife, Survival Guide, Directory A-Z, Getting There & Away, Getting Around, Port-au-Prince & around, East of Port-au-Prince, North of Port-au-Prince, Southern Haiti, Jacmel, Les Cayes, Île-à-Vache, Port Salut, Parc National Macaya & Jérémie, Northern Haiti, Cap-Haïtien and The Citadel & Sans Soucci.
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