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I plan to stay for several days in the Dominican Republic town of Dajabón. I didn't think that just across the river, there is a Haitian town of Ouanaminthe. It is pretty large and it seems potentially more interesting than Dajabón. Anyway, although I have searched on the net, I didn't find anything about the town.
I am mostly interested in heritage, typical Haitian restaurants, seeing people and maybe a place to buy a souvenire. Thank you.
I am after any advice or tips on getting to Haiti from Puerto Rico.
I will be in Puerto Rico and am wanting to visit Haiti for Fete Gede next month. I am struggling to find a reasonably priced and somewhat direct route.
All airfares seem to route me through MIA (Miami) or FLL (Fort Lauderdale), or I can piece together a flight from SJU (San Juan) to SDQ (Santo Domingo) then a separate flight SDQ to PAP (Port au Prince), however that is $400.
The only other alternative is to get to SDQ then take a 9 hour bus to PAP. I am trying to find a nice balance between a direct route and an affordable (i.e. less than $250) price.
Hi fellow travelers - I am an Asian American and look into travel to Haiti. Just would to get some information on the recommended itinerary and budget. Try to be economical but also realistic (as I know the quality will vary greatly)...
Wonder whether 4 days would be enough to cover Jamcel, PAP and the north? Also wonder USD100/day with a simple accommodation plus budget meals will be sufficient?
I am traveling to PAP at the beginning of November for a mission trip. Any suggestions on how to keep in touch with family at home? Cell service? Email? Data plans? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I've found some great information on this forum and am very excited to be visiting Haiti next month. I'm covered on the Cap Hatien part of the trip but will only have two days in in Port au Prince and want to make the most of it. Most of the guides that I've found online have been very expensive, at least for my budget ($275 for one day) and I think are aimed at larger groups.
When I've traveled to other countries (Nepal, Mali) I've found local guides who were very inexpensive. But those places didn't have Haiti's reputation and I wonder if I'm safer trying to find someone recommended before I go. Does anyone have a local guide who speaks English (my French is okay but not enough, I'll study up on the Creole as well)? I'm thrilled to take public transportation around.
Thanks very much for any information.
Hello Haiti fans!
I crossed the Dominican Republic- Haiti border yesterday at Pedernales- Anse A Pitres and wanted to provide some information.
I am currently staying in Pedernales, as I have found a charming budget hotel (that has wi fi). Just getting this far, you pass several Dominican security checkpoints, but the border itself is rather easy. I decided to spend yesterday at the market on the border and explore Anse A Pitres. The crossing is a long walk from central Pedernales but there are no shortages of moto taxi drivers offering a lift. I walked . The "international market" sells used clothing and such and would not be of much interest to tourists. No one tried to sell me anything, I was pretty much blissfully ignored except for one nice "guide' wanting to show me Anse A Pitres. And, strange for Haiti, no one shouted Blan. Strange also, I did not see any money changer... more »
What is the best way (shortest time) to get to Port a Piment, near Port Salut?
Hi. Can you tell me what hotels are approved for UN use in PAP?
Of those, which are nice?
and near the WHO?
Hi, we are two peruvian girls with no french no creole speaking but good spanish and english .We´ll be in Dominican Republic and want to spent some days in Haiti .I want to know if ,
Is safe go there by bus crossing the border without knowledge of language.
How many days we need as minimun ?
It can be consider as expensive?
I really would liek to know more about that country snce i heard is beautyful but heard more about the bad side than good ones.
Thanks for answer :)
I want to go to Haiti by bus and spend 2-3 days. I am a black male in my early 30s and curious about safety on the ground. Unfortunately as you know the reputation surrounding Haiti is negative, but I just want to be sure that if I do visit, and do take buses and tap-taps that locals use I am not putting myself in danger.
I originally wanted to spend some time in Cap Haïtien but I have heard an unconfirmed report that la Citadelle is closed, and this would have been my main reason to go to Cap Haïtien. If it is indeed closed, I would perhaps go to Port-au-Prince and area instead. I was advised that Pétionville, Kenscoff and Furcy are nice places to visit.
I will enter Haiti by bus from the DR. So my question is do you recommend using public transportation, can I venture downtown by the Marché de Fer etc? If I stick to main routes, am I good? Also, if you had to pick a beach near... more »
I was just wondering if any of you had stayed at the Estinfil guesthouse located at Delmas 31?
Their prices seem very reasonable, but I would love to get some details about that place as I'm about to travel to PAP.
Would anyone tell me the timetable of Curibe Tours Bus
from Cup-Haitien to Santiago (DR)?
Does it run everyday?
LP book says not everyday, but not sure.
just got a note about a hotel/guest house which is located in Limbe Haiti. Limbe is in the north, a bit between Cap Haitian and Port au Paix, sitting along a river, but surrounded by mountains.
I know nothing other than this contact info:
"Sunshine Inn Hotel" Address: Simonette, Guildive 5 Limbe Haiti
Hi. We are looking to take the bus from Cap Haitien to Gonaives tomorrow (Monday). Any ideas about when they leave, where, how much, etc?
Thanks so much!
First of all, thanks to everyone who's been posting positive comments about the country and the ability to travel round it reasonably easily. I'm not expecting Swiss precision bus scheduling or Vancouvern cleanliness so I've been reassured that it's not all as terrible and dark as the fear-mongers would have us believe. That said, I take on board all reasonable safety precautions.
I've been reading lots of the comments written so far but didn't manage to get through all of them so apologises if any of my questions have already been asked.
I'm a post graduate researcher heading out to Haiti between June 22 and July 12 to conduct research on the issue of women's economic empowerment in disaster situations and the potential for schemes such as cash-for-work to lessen women's recourse to partake in transactional sex and prostitution, looking particularly on female... more »
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