Plan your trip to Haiti

Flights to Haiti are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Haiti: tourism’s best kept secret

Independent since 1804, Haiti was the first black republic in the world. Tropical vegetation, coral reefs, multicoloured fish, waterfalls and grottos are just a few reasons to book a flight to Port-au-Prince airport and tour this beautiful country.

Port-au-Prince and Pétionville

Seeing Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city, aboard a tap-tap (minibus) is a must. Numerous art galleries, artisanal boutiques, good restaurants and quality hotels can be found in Pétionville.

Beaches

The 2-km Pointe-Ouest Beach is Haiti’s most legendary. It’s ideal for swimming, snorkelling or relaxing on the white sand. Coco Beach, near Labadie, is one of the Caribbean’s principal seaside resorts.

The islands

Many of Haiti’s islands are acclaimed, notably Gonâve Island and Tortuga. Île à Vaches, in addition to its beauty, is overflowing with archaeological relics. Several boats have also sunk on the reefs to the north-east of the island.

Mountains

Haiti is endowed with two mountain ranges, in the north and in the south. The Pic la Selle peaks at a height of 2680 metres. Bassin Bleu and its mountain river can be found just north of Jacmel.

Waterfalls and grottos

The Hinche caves are a must-see when visiting Haiti. 30 metres high, the Zim waterfall pours into a dazzling blue pool. Pictograms attributed either to the Amerindians or to African slaves can be seen in the caves.

Carnavals

Jacmel’s Carnival is very popular, and the one in Port-au-Prince is a draw because of its music and dancing. At Easter, there’s a celebration of the sea in Pestel. In all of Haiti’s towns, “rara” processions (voodoo) begin during Lent. Country fairs and patron saint festivities coincide with voodoo celebrations.

Cap Haitien

Cap Haitien is a town situated in the north of Haiti. Rich in history and architecture, this community is a draw for tourists interested in getting to know the country’s culture.

Côte des Arcadins

Situated 45 minutes north of Port-au-Prince, Côte des Arcadins is essentially a long stretch of white-sand beaches bordered by hotels and seaside resorts. Foodies love the area’s seafood and Creole cuisine.

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Haiti must-see Destination

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Port-au-Prince

Port-Au-Prince: A Miraculous Revival

Haiti was virtually destroyed by an earthquake in 2010 and has been rebuilding ever since. The capital, Port-Au-Prince, has shown a brave face, and a renewed energy has come back to the city. Through it all, the people have remained warm and proud.

More about Port-au-Prince

The “Pearl of the Antilles” was once Quebec’s preferred South destination, and despite the tragic earthquake in 2010, Haiti still has much to offer: from traditional creole dishes to beautiful parks and villages with stunning views. Discover Haiti’s must-sees on our blog.

Currency

Haiti’s official currency is the Haitian Gourde (HTG), but American dollars are also accepted, especially in centres of tourism. Credit cards are also often accepted. However, it is best to notify your bank before your trip to avoid declined transactions.

Taxes

All foreign nationals arriving in Haiti will be required to pay a US $10, CAD $10 or €10 tourist fee in cash only (subject to change). Must be made by passengers upon their arrival at the Port au Prince airport.

Official language

Haiti’s official languages are Haitian Creole and French. English is also understood in centres of tourism.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Haiti can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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