Haiti is a Caribbean destination occupying the western side of Hispaniola island. Dominican Republic make up the other part of the island. Haiti is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south. Well known explorer Columbus was the first European to discover Hispaniola in 1492. Thereafter, it came under Spanish control. However, Haiti was taken over by France in 1697. It became a republic in 1804 after a slave revolution ousted France. It was occupied by America between 1915 and 1934. For most of the later part of 20th Century, the country reeled under brutal dictatorship of Francois Duvalier. Political unrest and high crime rates have come in the way of Haiti realizing its full tourism potential.
Haiti has a vibrant culture, an impressive architectural wealth and enchanting natural beauty. Sans-Souci Palace and Citadelle la Ferriere, both located in Milot near the country's second largest city, Cap-Haitien, are important monuments of the country. Sans-Souci Palace, also called the Caribbean Versailles, was the royal residence of King Henri Christophe. The Citadelle la Ferriere is a majestic fortress built on the mountains by Henri Christophe after the French were ousted. Other attractions of Cap-Haitian, on the northern coast where Columbus is thought to have landed first after he discovered Hispaniola, include its Spanish style building and beautiful beaches.
Labadee Beach (near Cap-Haitien) is excellent for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. White sands of the Raymond Les Bains Beach, Ti-Mouillage Beach, Cayes-Jacmel Beach and Cyvadier Plage Beach (all near Jacmel) are other popular beach attractions of Haiti.
Jacmel, on the country's southern coast, is a picturesque township known for its elegant Victorian palaces. Spectacular Bassins Bleus, where three pools are linked by waterfalls, lies near this town. Jacmel is also a voodoo hub with many interesting temples. Parc Macaya, Haiti's most well known national park, offers unique hiking experience through lush mountains and rainforests. Kenscoff is a popular summer resort.
Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, is a bustling city. The Iron Market, Museum of Haitian Art, Statue of the Unknown Slave, Gingerbread Houses and Defly Mansion are important landmarks of this city. Petionville, the city's suberb, offers excellent nightlife.
Ta Marija Restaurant
In «Ta 'Marija», located in the center of the village Mosta you’ll be amazed by the welcoming atmosphere created thanks to the traditional setting of talented entertainers and warm ones. Every Wednesday and Friday after the Auto Reviews and Auto Shows that are shown in the TV, customers are invited to sing accompanied by mandolin and guitar, traditional and popular songs ... Read full Blog post
Ati-atihan in Kalibo Aklan
Ati-atihand origins ccan be traced to 1210 when refugees from Borneo would smear their faces with soot in affectionalte immitation of the Filipino natives The island of Panay in the Visayas is where this particular detail of Philipine history took place sometime ih the late 12th or early 13th century. For centuries hence, it has been commemoratged in one specific place - in Kalibo, the capital ... Read full Blog post
An Aerial fiesta in Clark Pampanga
Its a party in the sky as multi colored hot air balloons piloted ny different pilots from various partso of the world participated in this annual gathering. As early as 5am, the 2,500 hectare aviation complex at Clar Economic Zone in Pampanga was already crammedi with excitement. Clusters of hot air balloon participants busily prepare their own balloons for liftoff as they need to take advantage of ... Read full Blog post