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Airports: Aeroport International Toussaint Louverture (PAP) is in the capital Port-au-Prince and Hugo Chevz International Airport (CAP) is in the north at Cap Haitien. Haiti is served most frequently from New York and Miami with multiple flights a day. Airlines include American Airlines,Delta, US Airways and JetBlue. There are also flights from Santo Domingo (Sunrise Airlines), Santiago de Cuba , Panama (Copa), Guadeloupe (Air France) and Paris (Air Caraibes) . A popular way to travel is into Punta Cana or Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic with BA or TUI and then over the border by land or by plane from Santo Domingo.
Average daytime temperature is 24-32 degrees celcius at sea level but as every where is mountainous, it can be cooler. Night time temperature can drop to 15 degrees celcius. Rainy season is from May to July and September to early December, 20-25 days of rain annually.
Haiti has a unique kweyol cuisine and many international styles as well. Petion Ville is the best area in Port-au-Prince to try out the varied fare. It is important to book ahead or go early on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday as Haitians love to go out.
Kweyol is the main language but many people in the tourism industry speak French and English. Spanish is also widely spoken.
Haiti has some of the best night life in the Caribbean. Thursday, Friday and Saturday are big nights. During the July / August and Christmas holidays thousands of Haitians come home from the US.
There are enough things to see and do in Haiti to cover a 3 week trip. Based on your interest, a good tour operator can create a tailor made trip for you. Visit www.ExperienceHaiti.org to get a feel for what you can do.
Haiti has 3 carnivals – Jacmel (pre-lent), National (a week later), Flowers in July. There is also an annual vodou pilgrimage in June and Jul
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