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Getting Around In Haiti: The Caribbean Coast

IN MIREBALAIS:

 

Saut d'Eau:

This is the site of a beautiful waterfall, and also the scene of the mid-July pilgrimage. Rental of a jeep and driver-guide is a must for the 2-hour journey from Port-au-Prince to the waterfall.

 

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Bassin Bleu:

A natural pool of exceptional beauty, fed by a series of 3 waterfalls. Rental of horses is necessary for this worthwhile trip, which requires most of a day.

Saut-d'Eau's dazzling water

Bassin Bleu

Coffee Sorting Plant:

A superb cup of coffee after a two-hour drive from Port-au-Prince is worth exploring the spectacular panorama of Jacmel's quiet town and its surroundings.

 

As you see Jacmel provides more than liquid of refreshment.

Must-Sees:

 

Jacmel's blissful town also rewards adventure seekers and nature lovers with beautiful beaches where black and gold sand predominate in the Southeast coast. A 3-hour trip from Jacmel connects trekkers to La Visite National Park covered by unique occidental pines and natural savannahs. There, is the "Rivière Blanche", the tallest water source in the Caribbean at 7,600 feet above sea level.

 

South East Beach area, near Jacmel:

The Black Sand Beach near Jacmel is, the result of crushed lava cinders. Other choices in the area include: Raymond Les Bains with gentle water for swimming and Cyvadier Cove, a small protected white sandy beach. Great for a picnic lunch or an entire day at an uncrowded beach and excellent for snorkeling.

 

Southwest Beach area:

Taino Beach in Grand Goave is just a secluded resort and beach less than an hour from Port-au-Prince. Further up in Miragoane is Petite-Anse's unexploited beach.

 

Saut-Mathurine:

Located in the town of Camp Perrin, in the South Department of Haiti, the Saut Mathurine waterfall is ideal for a wonderful day-trip. This beautiful waterfall, which is surrounded by lush vegetation, is 100-feet -wide and drops down 90 feet above the Cavaillon river.

 

500 Marches of the Miraculous Medal:

Located in the small village of Côteaux, this spiritual site welcomes every year thousands of pilgrims and visitors from all over the country and the diaspora to experience the 500 stairs of the sanctuary as they vow their supplication to the Virgin Mary.

 

The Marie-Jeanne Cave:

Located in the Marie-Jeanne Mountain in the Southwest region of Haiti and only 20 minutes away from the town of Port-à-Piment, the Marie-Jeanne cave holds evidence of pre-historic and historical activities. It 's the longest known underground landscape in Haiti and perhaps the Caribbean extending up to 2.5 miles.

 

South Beach Area:

Just minutes outside of town, are the delightful beaches of Cocoyer at Petit-Goâve, Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Gelee Beach at Les Cayes known for its yearly Gelée festival on August 15, Port-Morgan, Abakabay, Ile-à-Vache, Port-Salut up to the turquoise water of Anse-d'Azur near Jeremie.

 

Jeremie is a small town of farmers and one of Haiti's breadbasket wonderfully surrounded by an exuberant vegetation.

 

Endless adventure:

Haiti is an exotic destination, an experience for the most adventurous who want to delve into history and discover a rich and fascinating culture. There is plenty to see and do in this land of exciting contrasts.

 

So, whether you plan to visit a relative or get away from it all, be advised, gather as much information as possible, contact a well-known travel agency, or use the services of a tour operator who knows the hidden treasures of Haiti, and welcome to Haiti!

 

Last update 12-06-2012

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