Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince attracts thousands of visitors every year, with its beautiful tropical landscape, colorful buildings, and voodoo culture.
This flea market attracts hundreds of shoppers as they bargain over artwork, iron work, voodoo beaded flags, and dolls.
Learn about Haitian revolutionaries and get an in-depth look at local cultural traditions at this popular Port-au-Prince museum.
Visit the largest lake in Haiti just outside of the city center right along the border of the Dominican Republic.
Take a tour of the distillery and learn about the history of rum in Haiti (while sampling some of the local products).
This National Park nestled in a pine forest offers great views of Haiti from up in the mountains, just a 45-minute drive outside of the city.
The best time to visit is between December and March, when there is little rainfall and the weather is less humid.
Hugo Chávez International Airport (CAP) and Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP) are the two main entry points for most visitors, located in the north and west respectively. To reach get into town, you can take a tap tap or a minibus costing anywhere from 10-1,000 HTG depending on how you negotiate with the driver.
Take route 46 from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to arrive in Port-au-Prince in just under six hours.
Caribe Tours, Capital Coach Line, and Terra Bus offer buses from other points in Haiti and to international spots in the Dominican Republic. One-way tickets with border fees cost around 4,100 HTG.
Hotel Oloffson is a former historic mansion and marine base that has been turned into one of the most popular tourist hotels. Another is The Inn at Villa Bambou with its manicured gardens and impressive sea views.
Pétionville - this wealthy neighborhood is located in the hills to the east and is known for its plethora of expats, bars, and restaurants.
Champs de Mars - this green area attracts many visitors, who can walk among gardens and view some of the ruins left in the wake of the 2010 earthquake.
Croix-des-Bouquets - this region in the west is popular for being home to many local artists and markets selling their work.
Tap taps, or shared taxis, are brightly colored buses, and are the most common way of traveling around the capital. A standard fare costs 10 HTG and will get you to most places in the city.
Taxi fares start at 30 HTG. Rides within Port-au-Prince generally cost 500 HTG. Visitors should avoid taking these at night when fares are higher and it is more dangerous.
There are many rental vehicles available for pick up at the airport, or several downtown locations. Daily rental prices start at 2,000 HTG.
Marché de Fer and Village Artistique de Noailles are the two main open air markets. Delmas 2000 is a more traditional shopping store selling toys, appliances, and home decor.
Giant Supermarket and Caribbean Supermarket are the two main grocery stores. A dozen eggs costs 230 HTG.
Coin Vert serves homemade Haitian food, including a selection of lamb, meat, and chicken dishes served alongside cold, locally brewed beer. A typical meal costs 300 HTG.