Due to ongoing unrest and strife in this tiny country, which makes up the other one-third of the island of Hispaniola, few people travel to Haiti for vacation these days. That’s a shame because the country boasts an amazing tropical and semi-arid climate, with hurricane season running from June through November. The terrain here is overwhelmingly mountainous, but there’s a broad, flat central plain to the north.
French and African fare dominates the cuisine in Haiti. If you fly into the country, you’re likely to arrive at Aeroport Toussant L’Ouverture Airport in Port-au-Prince. If you really want to visit Haiti but are concerned about the continued unrest, consider visiting Labadee, a fenced-off resort area that’s popular with tourists.
- Capital city - Port au Prince
- Language - French and Creole