Synopses & Reviews
This is the only stand-alone guidebook on Haiti on the market and is packed with practical information covering accommodation, eateries, travel routes, wildlife and vodou. A comprehensive section on birdwatching and insightful information on Haitis rich artistic and musical heritage ensure the guide appeals to both birdwatchers and cultural enthusiasts. Paul Clammer discusses the medicinal merits of Haitian rum, how to catch a Port-au-Prince taptap (bus) and how to check into the Graham Greene suite of the Hotel Oloffson.
The only dedicated guidebook to Haiti, covering everything from culture and history to living and working in Haiti.
Table of Contents
Part One: General Information
Chapter 1: Background information. Geography, Climate, Natural history, Conservation, History, Government and politics, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture.
Chapter 2: Practical information. When to visit, Highlights, Itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies, Getting there and away, Health, Safety and security, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting Around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Activities, Arts and entertainment, Photography, Media and communications, Business, Living in Haiti, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively.
Part Two: The Guide
Chapter 3: Port-au-Prince. History, Orientation, Getting there, Getting around, Local tour operators, Where to stay, Where to eat, Entertainment and nightlife, Sports, Shopping, Other practicalities, What to see.
Chapter 4: Around Port-au-Prince. Croix-des-Bouquets, Fermathes, Parc National La Visite, Etang Saumâtre, Côte des Arcadins (including île de la Gonâve), Léogâne.
Chapter 5: The South. Jacmel, Cayes Jacmel, Miragoâne, Petit Goâve, Aquin, St Louis du Sud, Les Cayes, île-à-Vâche, Port-à-Piment, Par National Macaya, Jérémie, Pestel, Anse d'Hainaut
Chapter 6: The North. Cap-Haïtien, Labadie, Milot (and the Citadelle), Limonade, Fort Liberté, Port-de-Paix, île de Tortue, Môle St.Nicholas.
Chapter 7: The Centre. Gonaïves, Souvenance, St. Marc, Dessalines, Hinche, Bassin Zim, Mirebelais, Saut d'Eau.