Haiti's population center at the heart of the country—the sprawl surrounding the capital, and lands to the north.
Home to the country's most important cities outside the capital, as well as the foreign tourist's favorite beaches near Cape-Haïtien.
The Caribbean side of the country is the nation's less hectic region, with the up-and-coming Haitian backpacker destinations of Jacmel, Port Salut, and Île à Vache.
- Port-au-Prince — Haiti's big, crowded, and chaotic capital city.
- Cap-Haïtien — the country's second biggest city, on the Atlantic coast near some beautiful beaches and interesting old forts.
- Gonaïves — here, on 1 January 1804, Jean-Jacques Dessalines signed Haiti's Act of Independence, establishing the world's first black republic.
- Jacmel — a relaxed town with a beautiful historic center and a claim not easily dismissed to be the country's artistic and cultural capital, albeit in ruins following the earthquake.
- Jérémie — Haiti's westernmost and profoundly isolated town is a sleepy little charming place.
- Les Cayes — Southern Haiti's principal port and a popular jumping off point for Île à Vache.
- Petionville — a wealthy and much safer suburb of Port-au-Prince, where you will find most of the capital's nightlife, restaurants, wealthy Haitians, and foreigners.
- Port-de-Paix — the main city in Haiti's drug-smuggling coast, with the opportunity to hail a ferry to Tortuga Island, a virtually undiscovered tropical paradise—albeit well discovered through the centuries by any famous pirate worth his salt and not a few wealthy drug lords.
- Port-Salut — President Aristide's birthplace, home to miles of gorgeous, empty white sand beaches.
- The Citadelle Henri Christophe (also known as Citadelle Laferrière) is a fortress located on a high mountain in Haiti overlooking the city of Milot, Haiti. At the base of the mountain stands the ruins of Palais Sans Souci.
- Labadie - a private port used by cruise ships.
- The 27 historic vestiges of Mole Saint Nicolas, North West, a strategic bay at the enter of Canal du Vent, also called Gibraltar of America. Good site for sports too (wind surf, kite surf, mountain bike, hiking..).
Haiti - Travel guide