Haiti – Natural beauty will interest the visitor impassioned
Haiti, located at the heart of the zone of the Caribbean, offers the traditional attractions of tourism of this area, but also a certain originality due to its history (first black republic in the world). Its charm is still accentuated by an exuberant tropical vegetation, coral benches attended by multicoloured thousands of fish, cascades, caves, pits, and still well of other treasures!
The Amerindians who populated the island of Hispaniola (or of Haiti) were Taïnos and the Caribbean. The Republic of Haiti occupies one the western third of the island, and the Dominican Republic the two other thirds. The island is located at the center of the Caribbean Sea, and at equal distance of Miami (the United States), of Panamá, Wearing of Spain (Puerto Rico) and Bogotá (Colombia). Several islands are integral part of the country; most important and known are the island of Gonâve and the island of the Tortoise.
In 1954, at the time of the 150E birthday of independence, one set up with Port-with-Prince, on the place of the Field of Mars (in front of the National Palate), of the statues of the four heroes of independence: Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Henri Christophe, All Saints’ day Louverture and Alexandre Pétion.
The Defly House (street Legitimates, with Port-with-Prince) is a beautiful example of architecture with “wood lace”. It shelters the episcopal University now.
Pétionville is located in the heights of Port-with-Prince and conceals many art galleries, excellent restaurants, hotels of class and shops of craft industry. This old site goes up geologically at the beginning of the tertiary era. At one more recent time, Taïnos lived insulated there as the objects found on the site prove it.
For a first impression of the terrestrial paradise, the island with Vaches, in more of its natural beauty, will interest the visitor impassioned of archaeological vestiges or hunting in the treasure, of many boats having sunk on the reefs of the North-East of the island. Five Spanish galleons charged with gold are supposed to be in the surroundings.
Bassin Bleu is located at the north of Jacmel. Over there, a river of mountain falls in steps in three basins.
Not far from Cape-Haitian, immense Coco Beach accomodates the North-American steamers of cruising. The beach was selected because of its ideal situation and of the beauty of the site.
In Milot draws up the palate of Without-Concern. On the left the part reserved to the soldiers is, the central part being for the king. The two lions bronzes some which trônaient with the entry are now in front of the law courts of Port-with-Prince. While entering on the left side, one joined the room of king Christophe and, by the line, the tree where it returned justice.
The Henri citadel, very close to Milot, is called also the “Christophe citadel”, of the name of the king who ordered construction of it, or the “citadel the Tool bag”, of the name of the peak on which it is built.
The 2 km length beach which extends to Western Pointe is regarded as one of most beautiful of the Caribbean. It wants to be ideal for the bathe, the diving-tuba or simply for the relaxation on its white sand giving on a sea emerald.
Jump-in Eau is a fall running close to Happiness City, in the west of Mirebalais, where go each year of many pilgrims in search of the purification of their heart, July the 15 and 16. They celebrate there Ezili or Erzulie, goddess of the sensuality and the love.
Hinche deserves a visit for the caves and for Bassin Zim. height a 30 m, the water fall of Zim flows in a deep basin of a bright, perfect blue for the bathe, in the medium of a luxuriant tropical vegetation. In the caves, you will be able to observe curious pictograms allotted to the Amerindians populating the island before the arrival of the Spaniards. Others attest of their African origin.