Tourist Spots in Haiti

Haiti has so many exciting adventures it is hard to narrow down a list of only ten things but here it is; the top ten tourist spots in Haiti.


Petionville is one of the popular tourist attractions in Haiti. It is located in the country’s capital city and is quite a popular neighborhood in Port-au-Prince. Here you’ll find a lot of the modern conveniences, which is a welcome treat after a day’s worth of touring a Caribbean paradise.

You can take a few hours off dining in restaurants or looking for great deals in one of the many shops. Other than shopping or dining, you can also experience the country’s cultural heritage. There are a lot of cultural institutions in Petionville that you can visit.

Plaine du Cul de Sac

This is a popular landmark in Haiti and is also an important tourist attraction. It is located near the country’s border with the Dominican Republic. It’s a great place for those who want to go nature tripping since this huge stretch of fertile land features rare species of wildlife including herons, flamingos, and ducks.

Barbancourt Rum Distillery

There are those who equate the Caribbean with rum for some reason. Perhaps it is due to the fact that some of the best rums you can ever sample are made here. If you want to some of the best rums in the country then you should pay a visit to the Barbancourt Rum Distillery. This brewery is a popular tourist attraction that demonstrates to visitors how rum is made. Not only do you get a tour and a rum production demonstration, you will also be treated to a free sample after the tour.

Citadelle Laferrière

If you are into historic sites and would like to see on in Haiti then you should visit Citadelle Laferrière. Not only is this a popular tourist attraction, it is also a major landmark in the country. It is an old fortress built on a large mountaintop in the northern reaches of the country. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also an icon among the locals. The construction of this fortress started in 1805.

Labadie Island

This could well be the biggest tourist attraction in the whole of Haiti if not the most popular one. Labadie Island is best known for her undeniable scenic beauty. Visitors can take a cruise all around the island and enjoy the scenery. If you want to take a dip in the cool Caribbean waters then you can go beach hopping or dive in one of the bays and checkout the different reefs.

Amiga Island

This island is surrounded by a beautiful beach but its beauty is further demonstrated as you dive into the clear waters. It is a well recommended spot for snorkeling. The beautiful undersea life, coral formations, and reefs are only a yards away from the beach, which makes it quite an appealing tourist attraction in Haiti.

Bay of Acul

Since one of the major attractions of the country is the tremendous amount of water activities that tourists can try, one should not miss heading out to the Bay of Acul. It is located along the west coast and is quite magnificent. The place is naturally shielded from storms and was chosen by Christopher Columbus himself as a shelter when he went on his first voyage.

Musee de Guahaba

History and culture buffs will enjoy a trip to Musee de Guahaba. It is a historical museum among others in the country. It has a bit of a slant, however, for philantrophic assistance. Its collections portray how the various groups of people that the natives have communed with have influenced their culture and way of living.

Museum of Haitian Art

This is another treat for those who want to experience the local color. You’ll be treated a grand visual display of the locals’ works of art. This museum is situated within the College of Saint Pierre.

Etang Saumatre

This is the country’s largest lake and is located at the country’s border with the Dominican Republic. It has a surface area of 170 square kilometers and is a salt water lake. This lake is also part of a chain of several lakes in the area.