A new edition of the only stand-alone guidebook on Haiti available, fully updated and with expanded content reflecting Haiti's recent tourism expansion, and packed with practical information covering everything from accommodation, eateries and travel routes to wildlife and ¿Vodou'. A comprehensive section on birdwatching and insightful information on Haiti's rich artistic and musical heritage ensure birdwatchers and cultural enthusiasts are well catered for. Paul Clammer discusses the medicinal merits of Haitian rum, how to catch a Port-au-Prince taptap (bus) and how to check into the Graham Greene suite of the Hotel Oloffson.
This new edition includes even more information on living in Haiti, more festivals - from local fêtes to big celebrations - and coverage of new tourism developments at the Citadelle, Haiti's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also covered are details of other new museums either under refurbishment or soon to open.
Sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is culturally the most African of Caribbean countries, and one that is largely unknown to visitors, except through popular clichés of aid dependency and Vodou culture. An early pioneer of Caribbean tourism, since the earthquake of 2010 it has been slowly repositioning itself as an exciting new travel destination. Visitors will find historical sites to explore, such as the World Heritage-listed Citadelle (the largest fortress in the Americas), hidden beaches, and a proud people rebuilding their country and ready to welcome visitors once more.