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Top Choice Waterfall in Jacmel

Bassin Bleu

Tucked into the mountains 12km northwest of Jacmel, Bassin Bleu is a series of three cobalt-blue pools linked by waterfalls that make up one of the prettiest swimming holes in Haiti. Experience Jacmel will take you …
Carnival in Jacmel


Jacmel’s Carnival celebrations are famous across Haiti, and every year thousands of partygoers descend on the city to take part in this fantastic spectacle. Jacmel turns into one giant street theater for the event: …
Waterfront in Jacmel

Promenade du Bord de Mer

Installed by ex-President Michel Martelly, this new, kilometer-long boardwalk along Jacmel's waterfront has become popular with locals as a spot to socialize and relax. It's magical to go for a stroll over the board…
Village in Jacmel

Cayes Jacmel

From the small fishing village of Cayes Jacmel, about 14km east of Jacmel, the beach spreads a further 3km to Plage Ti Mouillage, a gorgeous white-sand beach fringed with coconut palms, plus a bar for drinks and sea…
Cafe in Jacmel

Cafe Koze

When the wait at Hotel Florita becomes unbearable, those in the know head next door to the newer and more efficient Cafe Koze, an espresso bar and lounge with great pizza, tapas and occasionally a lobster roll speci…
Bar in Jacmel

La Taverne

Constructed of brick and stone, this low-lit drinking establishment offers the best rum sours around, along with regular salsa-dancing performances.
Creole in Jacmel

Manje Lokal

Right off the boardwalk behind a concrete wall with an opening at the center, this is a collection of half-a-dozen shacks (with accompanying sound systems), each serving up plenty of beer and cheap food. Fish, chick…
Beach in Jacmel

Cyvadier Plage

This beach is about 10km east of Jacmel, down a small track leading from the Cayes Jacmel road. The beach is part of the Cyvadier Plage Hôtel. The small half-moon-shaped cove flanked by rocky cliffs has no undertow.
Art in Jacmel

Les Créations Moro

One of Jacmel's better artisanat (handicrafts) galleries, Moro features Carnival masks and costumes and the all-popular 'sitters' – colorful plywood characters that perch on ledges.
Bar in Jacmel

Belle Epoque Barak

A favorite with expats, this bar is known for its late-night parties fueled by house and hip hop music. The chicken wings and burgers are also pretty tasty.