Welcome to Northern Haiti
Base yourself at Cap-Haïtien, Haiti’s second city. Once one of the richest colonial ports in the world, it’s the ideal jumping-off point to visit the magnificent Citadelle Laferrière, a true castle perched high on a mountain, with the ruined palace of Sans Souci sitting below, looking like something from a tropical Hollywood adventure movie. There are plenty of smaller forts along the coast, while Île de la Tortue evokes memories of the golden age of piracy.
The crashing Atlantic waves give the north some spectacular coastline and great beaches. Cormier Plage and Plage Labadie are a stone’s throw from Cap-Haïtien and are ideal places to unwind.