Despite natural disasters and environmental degradation, Port-Au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti, remains one of the top destinations for tourists in the Caribbean. Not only is Port-Au-Prince Haiti’s most populous city, it is also the country’s center of economic activity.

Whether you’re coming into Port-Au-Prince on family vacation or on tour, there are lots of attractions you can take advantage of in the capital. Here is a guide to the top 10 interesting things one can do in Port-Au-Prince.

  1. Found Art in Downtown Port-Au-Prince

In Port-Au-Prince, one of the best places to visit is the Found Art showroom located in the downtown area. You can check out different artwork created by top craftsmen – and you have the privilege of taking pictures with them.

  1. Ancient Churches

Port-Au-Prince is home to a number of historical churches that people like to visit. The St. Trinity Cathedral, now under renovation by a restoration team after the disastrous earthquake, is one of the most popular city churches you can visit.

  1. Museums and Galleries

Visiting the museums and galleries is another interesting thing to do in Port-Au-Prince. The Baptist Mission Museum, Musee du Pantheon National, Isidor gallery, and the El-Saieh Gallery, among others, are the modern museums visitors can enjoy in the capital city.

  1. Shopping Malls

The shopping malls and supermarkets of Port-Au-Prince are interesting places you can also visit. The Caribbean supermarket, Papillon enterprise, Marche de Fer, among others, are the main shopping malls.

  1. Lounge in Labadee

The cool beach on the northern coastal peninsula is another popular for visitors. This private resort is a perfect place to ride waterslides and partake of several other fun-filled activities.

  1. View the Entire City from La Selle Mountain Top

La Selle Mountain is one of the highest mountains in the country, and you can get a bird’s eye view of Port-Au-Prince from the top. Tourists can visit the summit to see the beauty and awesomeness of the entire city.


  1. Barbancourt Rum Distillery

The rum produced by famous Barbancourt Distillery in Port-Au-Prince is already a trademark. This distillery welcomes visitors on Fridays for tour and rum tasting. It is an interesting place for tourists to visit.

  1. El Rancho Casino

If you’re a big lover of casino games and activities, then don’t miss the interesting gaming opportunities at El Rancho Casino. This Casino has lots of games visitors can enjoy.

  1. Live Music

Thursday nights are always interesting in Port-Au-Prince, as people often gather to enjoy live music at different locations. Hotel Oloffson, Yanvalou, and Tito’s Tacos, among others, are popular places to enjoy live music.

  1. Patisserie Marie Beliard

Patisserie Marie Beliard is one of Haiti’s premier bakeries. This bright French café is a perfect place to enjoy perfectly made pancakes, cupcakes, pizza, sandwiches and croissants. It is an exciting bakery to visit.


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